Walk 'n' Roll 2013


"Walk 'n' Roll"
March of Dimes fundraiser helps people with disabilities, family and friends improve fitness, foster community participation and support people with disabilities.

From Friday, May 3 – Sunday, May 5, March of Dimes Canada will be holding its fifth annual Walk' n' Roll fundraiser in communities throughout Ontario and Calgary, Alberta. The Walk 'n' Roll is the perfect opportunity for volunteers or fitness groups to get active, improve their fitness, foster a spirit of community involvement and support a great cause. The event is open to people of all ages and abilities.

This year, for the first time, Shoppers Home Health Care will provide a wheelchair clinic and showcase their services on Saturday, May 4, 2013, at Northgate Shopping Mall in North Bay, Ontario, and on Sunday, May 5, 2013 at Upper Canada Mall in Newmarket, Ontario and North Hill Mall in Calgary, Alberta.

Participants from stroke, polio, acquired brain injury support groups, as well as residents of March of Dimes supportive living homes raise pledges from friends, family, neighbours, co-workers, etc., in return for a commitment to walk, or roll in a local mall. In addition, volunteers will be helping to raise awareness about the programs and services of March of Dimes Canada.

“Our Walk ‘n’ Roll events have been more successful each year and we’re so grateful to everyone who supports them, our sponsors, volunteers, family and friends,” says Donna Mackay, Associate Director of National Programs for March of Dimes Canada.  “Walk ‘n’ Roll both recognizes the important contribution that March of Dimes and our consumers have already made in their communities and supports our vision of a society fully inclusive of people with disabilities.”

Walk’ ‘n’ Roll events will be held in York Region, Hamilton, North Bay, Cambridge, Milton, Barrie, Niagara, Newmarket, Guelph, Kitchener and Waterloo in Ontario and Calgary, Alberta.

A special thank you to Scarborough City Cab for providing sponsorship for Walk ‘n’ Roll and to actnowbc.ca for donating pedometers.

For more information please visit www.marchofdimes.ca/walk

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