Community Spirit Alive in Ontario!

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Spirit Wheel Walk Run (SWWR) events were held in June celebrating Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus Awareness Month! These grassroots community walks continue to thrive. There were 9 walks held in June, and 4 more scheduled for July and August. SWWRs have become a tradition in many communities and organizers have done an incredible job making these events a day to look forward to year after year.

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

“Community” is the strength of each and every SWWR, no matter how large or how small they may be. It’s the dedication and passion of the people involved that makes this grassroots campaign a roaring success. 

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.