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Meagan's Walk: Creating a Circle of Hope

Meagan's Walk: Creating a Circle of Hope

May 07, 2013 14:23 ET

Media Advisory: The 12th Annual Meagan's Walk Presented by Colliers International Canada in Support of Paedatric Brain Tumour Research

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 7, 2013) -

WHAT: The media is invited to participate in and cover Meagan's Walk: Creating a Circle of Hope which is celebrating its 12th year of raising funds for paediatric brain tumour research. This 5km fundraising walk and hug is presented by Colliers International Canada and starts from a new location this year at historic Fort York and ends at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids).
Meagan's Walk: Creating a Circle of Hope is also part of Healthy and Happy, a SickKids campaign in May to educate and raise awareness in the community on the issues, challenges and progress of children's health.
WHEN: Saturday, May 11, 2013
8:30 a.m. Registration opens at new starting location - Fort York
8:30 a.m. Children's activities and entertainment begin
8:30 a.m. Wall of Honour at starting area - participants encouraged to sign and offer dedications or wishes of support
9:00 a.m. Interview opportunity with Denise Bebenek
9:35 a.m. Opening ceremonies begin - Fort York
10:00 a.m. Walk starts at Fort York
11:30 a.m. Hospital hug and performance by Juno award-winners Dala, followed by closing ceremonies (in front of SickKids at the Elizabeth Street entrance)
11:55 a.m. Photo and interview opportunity with Bebenek family, friends and SickKids patients), street party and closing festivities
12:00 p.m. Mother's Way - inside SickKids Atrium
WHERE: Start - Fort York, 250 Old Fort York Road, Toronto, Ontario
Finish - The Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario (Elizabeth Street entrance)
WHO: Thousands of caring families, teams and individuals come together to create a Circle of Hope
Denise Bebenek - Meagan's mother and founder of Meagan's Walk
Dr. Eric Bouffet - Paediatric neuro-oncologist and director of the Brain Tumour Program at SickKids
Dr. James Rutka - Neuro-surgeon and Director of The Arthur and Sonia Labatt Brain Tumour Research Centre at SickKids
Dala - Juno award-winning Canadian folk duo - performing at SickKids during hug
Kim Stockwood (and family) - Canadian singer
Sheila McCarthy - award-winning Canadian actress
Ken Norris - executive managing director, Colliers International
HOW: To participate, register at today!

Photo Opportunities:

  • Meagan's Walk kick-off at Fort York with Bebenek family
  • Wall of Honour featuring celebrities at Fort York
  • Thousands of participants forming human hug around SickKids
  • Families affected by paediatric brain tumours participating in official proceedings
  • 'Mother's Way' honouring those whose children are patients at SickKids this Mother's Day weekend

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