Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation

Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation

May 03, 2007 14:26 ET

Keep Canada moving for lifelong bone and joint health

Attention: City Editor, Health/Medical Editor, Lifestyle Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO, NEWS RELEASE--(CCNMatthews - May 3, 2007) - On Sunday, May 27th, orthopaedic patients and their surgeons will walk together at Hip Hip Hooray! in communities across Canada to celebrate their mobility regained through orthopaedic surgery.

"Demand for orthopaedic surgery and treatment continues to grow," says Dr. Edward Rumble, orthopaedic surgeon and Hip Hip Hooray! national chair. "By promoting orthopaedic health through Hip Hip Hooray!, we can help people to understand the importance and need for lifelong bone and joint health towards the prevention of arthritis, osteoporosis and injuries. And, we can help patients to understand and take action around diagnosis and treatment of bone and joint health so that they can become active participants in their health care."

In some communities the date may differ. Visit www.hiphiphooray.org for details on each community event. The short walk is suitable for all ages and abilities. Anyone may join in the event by collecting sponsors beforehand and registering on-site. Brochures and sponsor sheets are available at www.hiphiphooray.org.

The national Hip Hip Hooray! walks are the signature fund-raising events of the Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation. The walks usually take place at the end of May in communities across Canada. These family events consist of a short walk, refreshments and other activities. Most importantly, Hip Hip Hooray! is a celebration of orthopaedic patients' return to mobility. Hip Hip Hooray! has raised more than $18 million since its inception with proceeds supporting orthopaedic research, education and care.

Established in 1965, the Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation is a mid-sized registered Canadian charity powered by a professional staff and network of over 500 volunteers. The Foundation is Canada's only charitable organization dedicated solely to helping people maintain and regain their bone and joint - or orthopaedic - health. The Foundation raises funds through public donations and allocates those funds to initiatives that will contribute to realizing its mission: to achieve excellence in bone and joint health, mobility and function for all Canadians through the advancement of research, education, and care.

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/For further information: Debbie Gates
Communications & Education Manager
Direct phone: 905-799-2719
Cell phone: 416-577-3251
Fax: 416-352-5078
Website: www.canorth.org or www.hiphiphooray.org

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Contact Information

  • Debbie Gates, Communications & Education Manager, Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation
    Primary Phone: 416-410-2341 ext. 3
    Secondary Phone: 905-799-2719
    Toll-Free: 800-461-3639
    E-mail: debbie@canorth.org