March of Dimes fundraiser helps Burlington area residents improve fitness, foster community participation and support people with disabilities
For Immediate Release
March 29, 2010 – Burlington – On Sunday, April 15th, March of Dimes Canada will be holding its 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.
“We couldn’t be more excited about holding the Walk ‘n’ Roll in Burlington,” 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 Burlington and supports our vision of a society fully inclusive of people with disabilities. I am confident that with such a supportive community in Burlington, this year’s event will be a great success.”
Walk ‘n’ Roll events will also be held in York Region, Mississauga, Hamilton, London, Cambridge, North Bay, St. Catharines, Newmarket, Kitchener and Waterloo, Burlington, Toronto and Guelph in Ontario and Calgary, Alberta.
Registration is at 8:00 and the event will run from 8:30am to 11:00am.
For pledge sheets, or for more information please contact Gary Fletcher at firstname.lastname@example.org Pledges can also be made at www.marchofdimes.ca/walk.
For information or to join Stroke Recovery Canada call 1-888-540-6666 or visit the Stroke Recovery Canada website at www.marchofdimes.ca/src.
March of Dimes Canada is a nationally registered charitable organization providing support services to people with disabilities, their families and caregivers across Canada. Our goal is to enhance the independence and community participation of people with physical disabilities every day through a wide range of programs and services across Canada. For more information, please visit www.marchofdimes.ca or call 1-800-263-3463.
For more information please contact:
Public Relations Coordinator
March of Dimes Canada
Phone: 416-425-3463 x 7258
Toll-Free 1-800-263-3463 x 7258