8th Annual Scoliosis Awareness Walk

08/06/2019 All Day
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View location: Stanley Park Fieldhouse

Join us on Saturday, June 8, 2019, as we walk to the Rideau Hall to spread awareness for spinal conditions such as Scoliosis, Hyperkyphosis, Scheuermann’s disease and other spinal deformities.

Scoliosis is a medical condition causing the curvature and rotation of the spine and is the most common orthopedic condition among children. We want to increase the public awareness of scoliosis and other spinal conditions in order to educate others, to promote early detection, diagnosis, and early treatment options.

A General Admission ticket to the event includes:

  • The Scoliosis Awareness Walk led by Nina
  • Walk T-Shirt
  • Free screening
  • Educational booths (children can design their own mini brace and learn about nutrition)
  • Zumba in the park
  • Scoliosis exhibit
  • Cupcakes from Steph’s Cakery

Participants can brace their parents, try on braces for all ages, listen to many scoliosis journeys and ask questions to teens who have been through a surgery, bracing, and Schroth physiotherapy treatments.

Many gift baskets will be raffled out at 3 p.m. and raffle basket tickets will be sold three for $10. Additionally, this year we are also hosting a painting class with artist Carol Robinson!

All funds raised will support CHEO’s Scoliosis Department and will go towards a new neuro-monitoring computer and program that allows doctors to collect spinal cord monitoring data during the scoliosis correction surgery.

We look forward to welcoming you for a day of walking, painting, treats and fun!

To participate or donate visit: cheofoundation.donordrive.com/event/scoliosis

For questions please email the Scoliosis Awareness Walk: [email protected]

 

Location: 193 Stanley Ave, Ottawa (Stanley Park Fieldhouse)

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