On Sunday, May 4th, SRC Burlington participated in the March of Dimes Walk n’ Roll fundraiser at Burlington Mall.

The annual fundraiser helps Burlington area residents improve fitness, foster community participation, and support people with disabilities.

A great time was had by all! See below for event photos.

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March of Dimes fundraiser helps Burlington area residents improve fitness, foster community participation and support people with disabilities

March 05, 2014 – Burlington – On Sunday, May 4th, SRC Burlington will be participating in the March of Dimes Canada annual Walk ‘n’ Roll fundraiser at Burlington Mall, located at 777 Guelph Line, Burlington.

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.  Members of the Burlington Stroke Recovery Chapter will be raising pledges and walking the mall to raise money and awareness for Stroke Recovery Canada® (SRC), a program of March of Dimes Canada.  SRC is a national service offering post-recovery support, education and programs for stroke survivors, their families and health care providers. Through its work with local peer support groups, SRC provides Canadians with the resources needed to help Canadians survive and thrive after stroke.

Participants raise pledges from friends, family, neighbours, coworkers, etc., in return for a commitment to walk, or roll Burlington Mall.  In addition, volunteers will be helping to raise awareness about stroke and the work of the Burlington Stroke Recovery Chapter.

The event will run from 9:00am to 11:00am.

For pledge sheets, or for more information please contact Gary Fletcher at sheila.fletcher@sympatico.ca  Pledges can also be made at www.marchofdimes.ca/walk.

Enjoy some photos of SRC Burlington’s past Walk ‘n’ Roll events:

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Stroke Recovery Canada – Burlington Chapter is hosting a Christmas Pot Luck dinner on November 27th, 2013.  Everyone is welcome. Please bring your favorite dish. For more information, please Contact Taras Moskal (905) 631-2835 or Andrew Westcott (289) 834-3933, or send us an email at srcburlington@gmail.com

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On Sunday May 5 2013 10:00 AM our chapter once again participated in the March of Dimes Walk N Roll annual fundraiser.  The event will was kicked off by our mayor at the Burlington Mall. A good number of participants and supporters came out and enjoyed the free coffee and donuts.   It looks like we are on track to once again to the top fundraising team in Canada!

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This is an invitation to you, your family and friends to come to the SRC Burlington Chapter picnic at La Salle Park from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 18th. Picnic location will be on the bay side of the park pavilion. Bring folding chairs and hat. All food and drinks to be provided.

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Vim & Vigor Magazine** have published an article in their Summer 2012 edition discussing Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital’s in-hospital stroke visitation program.

At Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital, three stroke survivors are sharing their stories as part of JBMH’s in-hospital stroke visitation program. “The goal of this peer visiting program is to provide support to stroke survivors and families during this difficult time,” says Amy deHueck, Professional Practice Leader and Stroke Care Coordinator at JBMH.

The article is published here for your reference: VV Summer 12

**Vim & Vigor is Community Healthcare System’s family health magazine containing helpful information on your health. This quarterly publication also features articles on services of Community Healthcare System, highlighting patients’ experiences with various new treatment approaches.

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Stroke Recovery Canada, Burlington Chapter expresses sincere gratitude to the local community and dignitaries for its 30 years of valued support to a vast number of stroke survivors, caregivers and families throughout Halton.

According to the Canadian Stroke Network (2010), every 10 minutes a Canadian suffers a stroke. This is reflected locally in more than 200 stroke survivors being discharged annually by Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital.

The positive side of this is that with early detection the survival of those affected by stroke is more likely now than ever before.

As a result, the Stroke Recovery chapter in Burlington virtually doubled the number of stroke survivor members in 2010 compared to 2009. This impact is making our task of maintaining a high level of support even more important.

All of our stroke recovery members wish to thank Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Premier Dalton McGuinty, former mayor Cam Jackson and members of city council, Gary Carr and members of regional council, Burlington MPP Joyce Savoline, Burlington MP Mike Wallace, all of the local media and so many more for the wonderful support and recognition we’ve received during this 30th anniversary year.

Please visit our new website www.srcburlington.net to find out more about your community Stroke Recovery chapter, which is now associated with March of Dimes Canada.

Since it is completely self-sustained (no government or other continuous funding support), we ask for your donation and/or volunteer opportunity to help the growing number of stroke survivors in our community. One hundred per cent of your donation — cash or credit — will be applied to programs and services to improve the quality of life of stroke survivors and their families. Any donation of more than $10 is eligible for a tax receipt. (Please note, we are not affiliated with the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation.)

We also extend an invitation to anyone interested in stroke recovery to attend one of our monthly chapter meetings (2011) held on the fourth Wednesday of every month in the Burlington Lions Club, 471 Pearl St. Contact Greg Metrakos at 289-337-8254 for any further information. Merry Christmas and Have a Safe 2011!

Greg Metrakos, Stroke Recovery Canada, Burlington Chapter

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