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During the month of June, Spirit Wheel Walk Run (SWWR) events take place throughout Ontario, in celebration of Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus Awareness Month. 

They are all about increasing awareness of spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus where YOU live while raising funds for SB&H programs, support, research and advocacy.

These grassroots community walks continue to thrive. SWWRs have become a tradition for many families across the province.

You can organize a Spirit Wheel Walk Run (SWWR) in June or at ANY time during the summer. A SWWR is

  • Fun for the family
  • Easy to do
  • A great way to spread the word about the conditions.

The distance and route are up to you. Large or small, each SWWR makes an impact. SB&H will help you every step of the way.

Registration is only $10 for adults, $8 for youth and you receive

  • A SWWR “Ask Me” T-shirt and tote bag
  • Loot bag for kids

Since the first SWWR in 2008, proceeds totaling over $210,000 have been raised for SB&H programs and services province wide. What an incredible accomplishment! 

“When I found out that June is National Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Awareness Month, I was very excited because June was also the month that I had my one and only shunt installation surgery to save my life. We walk every year as a way of celebrating another year of being healthy. Every year I meet new people who are living with these conditions so it is a fun way to get together with others who are going through what I am going through.” Megan Male- Organizer of the Spinal Tappers SWWR in St. Catharines

START PLANNING YOUR SWWR TODAY. Contact Ken at 800-387-1575, 416-214-1056 or by email at and register today.



Thank you to O.O.S. Medical for their ongoing sponsorship of the event.

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To all donors, participants and volunteers. THANK YOU!

2013 SWWR Events Made Headlines

Posted: July 8, 2013

A local girl with spina bifida and hydrocephalus led a walk Sunday evening to aid the fight against the [spina bifida].

Emily Beauchamp, 9, and her family led “Emily’s Walk” through King’s Navy Yard Park with the proceeds benefitting the Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus (SB & H) Association of Ontario.

Posted: July 8, 2013

Just over fifty people showed up on this gorgeous Saturday to raise money and awareness for those who live with Hydrocephalus and Spina Bifida. The donations will go directly to the Hydrocephalus and Spina Bifida Association of Ontario.

Posted: July 8, 2013

On June 29, Erin and her family and friends had a lovely one hour walk around Harris Park and along the Thames River in London complete with posters, tunes, sbhao t-shirts and bracelets and a lot of spirit. Although the weather was forecast for thunder and lightning, we ended up with no rain and the sun broke through by the finish.