6th Annual Curvy Girls Scoliosis Awareness Walk

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 10/06/2017
8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Location
Stanley Park

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About one teen in every Ontario classroom has an abnormal curvature of the spine, called scoliosis.

Through the Curvy Girls Support Group of Ottawa (CGO) 2 km walk on June 10th, 2017, you can make a difference in the lives of our region’s pre-teens and teens who have scoliosis and those who will be diagnosed with this condition.

Alex Munter, President and CEO of CHEO-OCTC, and Dr. Kevin Smit, orthopedic surgeon at CHEO, will be our special guests.

Over the past five years, the CGO’s scoliosis awareness walk has raised $13,000.

CGO has donated much of these funds to CHEO, providing gift bags to patients undergoing spinal fusion surgery due to scoliosis, and helping CHEO purchase a low-dose X-ray machine. Known as an EOS machine, this machine emits less than 10% of the radiation of regular X-ray machines. This EOS machine is the new standard of care worldwide and will benefit all CHEO patients, especially those who require repeated X-rays, like teens with scoliosis.

We’ll start at Stanley Park (193 Stanley Ave), New Edinburgh, Ottawa, and head to Rideau Hall, the Residence of the Governor General.

Before and after, you can get your face painted and/or hair coloured. Enjoy music, a silent auction, and a morning Zumba session led by DEE CIPLE. Plus, get a free T-shirt and lunch with your registration.

Please join CGO and CHEO for a morning of fun activities to raise awareness and support for pre-teens and teens with scoliosis.

When: Saturday, June 10th, 2017; Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. and the event goes until 12:30 p.m.

Where: Stanley Park (193 Stanley Ave), New Edinburgh, Ottawa.

Registration fee: $30 (includes a T-shirt and lunch).

To find out more information and to register, go to http://www.curvygirlsottawa.ca/

E-mail us: curvygirlsottawa@gmail.com

Call us: 613-233-7182

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