Walk & Run for Stuttering Awareness 2017
The Speech & Stuttering Institute
The 6th Annual Walk & Run for Stuttering Awareness, to raise money for The Speech and Stuttering Institute will take place on Sunday, September 24, 2017 in Toronto, Ontario!
Register by creating a fundraising page. Please note there is a $25 donation required for each walker/runner. **Please do this by donating to your page once it has been created**
Once your page is created, you can start fundraising to support your walk or run!
If you are unable to make it on the 24th, you can still set up a fundraising page or contribute by making a donation below.
Your $25 registration fee includes a t-shirt as well as refreshments, a barbecue and entertainment after the walk/run at The Speech and Stuttering Institute.
You can also download, print and mail with a cheque the registration form.
To collect pledges to raise more funds for the cause of helping people obtain speech therapy, you can download the pledge sheet.
Please see our brochure here.
You can pick up your walk/run kit on Walk/Run Day.
You can also register on Walk/Run Day at the registration table between 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM at the Speech and Stuttering Institute, 150 Duncan Mill Road.
- 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM - Registration
- 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM - Walk & Run Day begins with warm up exercises to music and speakers.
- 10:15 AM - WALK/RUN STARTS!
- 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM - Music
- 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM - Barbecue starts!
- 12:00 PM - Raffle draw
Location- Betty Sutherland Trail (parkland is Duncan Park) following the East Don River from Duncan Mill Road to Sheppard Avenue.
We Need Your Help
We Need Your Help to make People Who Stutter (PWS) 1K/5K Walk & Run for Stuttering Awareness planned for Sunday, September 24, 2017 a success. Our objective is to raise money to support the invaluable work of The Speech and Stuttering Institute.
Just imagine"…… avoiding answering the telephone because you have difficulty saying hello, avoiding social situations out of fear of having to introduce yourself, having friends, family speak on your behalf, having friends and family make important appointments for you, choosing careers paths that minimizes communication demands, being silent when knowing inside, that you have a million things that you would like to say ... stuttering damages self-confidence and self-esteem and can seriously limit educational, social and career options. The person who stutters often feels isolated, as so few individuals can understand the devastating impact that stuttering can have on one's life.....
This event will help The Speech and Stuttering Institute provide speech therapy to all those in need. In addition to the walk and run, there are other activities planned such as: barbecue, entertainment, guest speakers, and a raffle.
Stuttering is poorly understood by so many. The Walk & Run for Stuttering Awareness is a wonderful way of educating the public and supporting those with speech challenges.
With the clinical involvement and support of The Speech and Stuttering Institute, people who stutter are able to live productive and engaging lives as a result of the breakthrough research that unearth the root causes of speech-related challenges which helps to identify the most effective individualized speech therapy methods
Did you know...
- A speech therapy program can make a significant difference in the quality of life in a person that stutters.
- Clinics like The Speech and Stuttering Institute help people who stutter live productive and engaging lives as a result of evidence-based individualized speech therapy methods.
- Significant funds are required to provide speech therapy services to those afflicted with stuttering, who often find themselves on long wait lists. With additional funds, their needs will be met sooner.
Message from Walk Founder & Coordinator - My name is Greg O'Grady and I am a graduate of the Speech Reconstruction for Stutterers program. This program has made a invaluable contribution in the quality of my life personally and professionally. As a token of my appreciation to Dr. Bob Kroll and to his staff of the Speech and Stuttering Institute, I suggested the first 2012 "a million things I need to say" 1k/5k Walk & Run for Stuttering Awareness. Since 2012, "a million things I need to say" 1k/5k Walk for Stuttering Awareness has become an annual event. We are currently planning our 2017 event, and I would like to invite you to participate in and support our 2017 "a million things I need to say" 1k/5k Walk & Run for Stuttering Awareness.
Planning and organizing of such an event requires a significant commitment of time and energy. A big thank you is extended to the Planning Committee, volunteers, friends, family and colleagues that have made this commitment to ensure that the 2017 "a million things I need to say" 1k/5k Walk & Run for Stuttering Awareness is successful.