Canadian Foundation for Women's Health

Canadian Foundation for Women's Health

October 04, 2011 15:03 ET

Media Advisory: "Bumps on the Road- A 9K Walk for Pregnancy" on Sunday, October 23 2011

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 4, 2011) -

Host: Canadian Foundation for Women's Health

Cause: On Sunday, October 23 2011, the Canadian Foundation for Women's Health (CFWH) and local businesses in the Old Ottawa South community come together to raise funds for a great cause: bringing awareness of unknown pregnancy conditions and supporting the research to address the challenges faced by many women during their pregnancy.

Event: "Bumps on the Road- A 9K Walk for Pregnancy"

Date: Sunday, October 23 2011

Walk Start Time: Participants register at 7:00 a.m., Walk starts at 8:00 a.m.

Location: The walk starts and ends at the CFWH National Office on 780 Echo Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, K1S 5R7. Parking is not available onsite. People are encouraged to park on the streets or at Lansdowne Park and walk over to the starting point on Echo Drive.

Course: Participants will be heading West on Echo Drive for a few meters, cross Bank Street at the lights near Echo Drive and go down the path onto Colonel By. The walk will continue North-East down the Colonel By path for approximately 4.5K and we return to 780 Echo Drive from the 4.5K mark.

Water stations will be available at the 2K (7K) and 4.5K points.

Registration: Visit the Running Room Events Section http://www.events.runningroom.com/site/?raceId=7262

Cost: $50 early registration ($60 after October 5 2011). A charitable tax receipt will be issued to all participants.

All proceeds from this event will go towards the Canadian Foundation for Women's Health Research Award, Fellowships and Grants Program.

Number of Participants: maximum of 250 individuals

Dress Code: Because 9K represents 9 months of carrying a baby, we are encouraging all participants, women and men, to wear their bellies with pride: real or fake! We are hoping that participants will wear a weighted backpack or a fake belly to see what it feels like to carry extra weight while being pregnant.

Fundraising opportunities: Download Pledge forms and Donation forms in the events section at www.cfwh.org

Members of the media are invited to attend the event. Join us in this celebration of motherhood by sharing this important initiative and wonderful cause with your viewers, listeners, readers, family and friends. For more information about this event, visit the Canadian Foundation for Women's Health website at www.cfwh.org.

About the Canadian Foundation for Women's Health (CFWH)

The Canadian Foundation for Women's Health is Canada's leading national charitable foundation committed to the advancement of women's sexual and reproductive health through groundbreaking research, comprehensive education and leading advocacy in obstetrics and gynaecology. With the support of individuals, medical organizations and companies, the CFWH has been funding research that is improving "health between the hips" for Canadian women at every stage of their lives for over ten years. Along with the increased funding for research on women's health, the Foundation also fosters support for international women's health programs. For more information, visit www.cfwh.org.

For sponsorship opportunities or to become a volunteer for the CFWH, please contact Chantal Sarkisian CFWH Development Coordinator at csarkisian@cfwh.org or 613-730-4192 ext 232.

Contact Information

  • Media Relations:
    Natalie Wright- Society of Obstetricians
    and Gynaecologists of Canada
    (613) 730-4192 or Toll-free: 1-800-561-2416, ext. 366
    nwright@sogc.com