Advertisement

Step Up for Stroke Event

Event Ended
When
Step Up for Stroke Event - image

62,000 people across Canada have a stroke every year. It changes lives, and no one should go through that alone.

That’s why March of Dimes Canada is calling on everyone to Step Up for Stroke.

Anyone, anywhere, can get involved in this exciting national fundraiser. Here’s how:

  • Choose an activity you enjoy and set a goal for the month of June – bike 62 kms, walk 62,000 steps, cook 62 meals, swim 62 laps – anything you can safely and comfortably do.
  • Register on stepupforstroke.ca.
  • Invite people you know to step up and donate.

All the money raised will go directly towards March of Dimes Canada’s After Stroke program, which provides personalized support to stroke survivors and their caregivers.

“Identifying and accessing community supports and services can be difficult and overwhelming for many people discharged from hospital following a stroke,” says Christina Sperling, Director of Community Programs and After Stroke. “The After Stroke program fills this critical gap and provides participants with a true sense of community and inclusion, helping them feel supported and see real progress in their recovery.”

Here in Halifax, a Step Up for Stroke event is taking place on Saturday, June 25th at 1 pm at the Emera Oval. “We’re very excited to be able to host an in-person event again,” says Rebecca Bourbonnais, Regional Manager at March of Dimes Canada. “Especially for such an important cause, we encourage everyone impacted by stroke to come and hear more about our program at our inaugural event sponsored by Lawtons.

“The kind, considerate encouragement received from the After Stroke Coordinator helped us see a path forward in our post stroke recovery. The support allowed us to ask questions, to shift perceptions and to truly understand that this is a journey and that everything takes time. The reminder that ‘it has only been a few months’ and ‘people continue to recover from stroke years later’ gave us confidence for the future. We are beyond thankful and grateful for the support that the After Stroke program has given us.” says a Halifax couple enrolled in the program.