Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation

Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation

May 06, 2008 09:01 ET

Keeping Canadians moving

Commit to bone and joint health by walking in Hip Hip Hooray!

Attention: City Editor, Health/Medical Editor, Lifestyle Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO, NEWS RELEASE--(Marketwire - May 6, 2008) - On Sunday, May 25th, join us for Hip Hip Hooray!, the Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation's flagship fund-raising event. It's a great opportunity to walk and commit to your bone and joint health.

"As an orthopaedic surgeon for 28 years and a walker in Hip Hip Hooray! since its inception in 1992, the campaign is close to my heart," says Dr. Ted Rumble, Hip Hip Hooray! National Chair. "So is our new direction to promote prevention of the disabling conditions that make orthopaedic surgery necessary. Hip Hip Hooray! demonstrates the benefits of orthopaedic surgery in improving quality of life, and now also includes the benefits of building and keeping healthy bones and joints throughout life. It's about keeping Canadians moving!"

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. Proceeds from the event support 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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Contact Information

  • Angelique Berg, Executive Director, Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation
    Primary Phone: 416-410-2341 ext. 2
    Secondary Phone: 905-847-5674
    Toll-Free: 800-461-3639
    E-mail: angelique@canorth.org