May marks Stroke Recovery Awareness Month
Every ten minutes a Canadian will have a stroke. There are over 300,000 stroke survivors in Canada. Stroke affects not only the survivor, but the entire family, loved ones and friends. Everyone has to learn to adjust to the ‘new normal’ which may include permanent physical disability, communication disorders such as aphasia and emotional difficulties, including depression.
Stroke Recovery Canada®, a program of March of Dimes Canada, helps stroke survivors across the country to more easily re-engage in their communities, and affirm that there is meaningful and quality life after a stroke.
To read more ~ please visit http://www.marchofdimes.ca/EN/news/2014_pr/Pages/May-is-Stroke-Recovery-Awareness-Month.aspx
MODC In The News
Our programs and services have been featured in the media. In this section, you will find some of our highlights.
- Bret Hart talks March of Dimes on CP24 Breakfast
- Ottawa Polio Survivor Reaches Out
- Kate Linder on Global Calgary
- Walk ‘n’ Roll in Burlington
- Niagara Square Walk ‘n’ Roll
- Life After Having a Stroke
For more information of these events ~ please visit http://www.marchofdimes.ca/EN/news/inthenews/Pages/externalnews.aspx
“Survivor creates support group for post-polio syndrome” Read the full article here: http://bit.ly/RAAroX
Charity Road Hockey Challenge
BIA Charity Road Hockey Challenge 2014
Lindsay Charity Road Hockey Challenge and Family Street Festivals
Don’t miss the 4th Annual Lindsay BIA Charity Road Hockey Challenge
Now in its 4th year, the Lindsay BIA Annual Charity Road Hockey Challenge has been raising money by organizing an annual road hockey challenge in Lindsay, Ontario. On Sunday, May 25, 2014, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., part of Kent Street (between Victoria and Cambridge Street) in Lindsay will be transformed into makeshift road hockey rinks in support of the 4th Annual Lindsay BIA Charity Road Hockey Challenge. The Grand Restaurant is the event’s headquarters and co-owner Charlie MacDonald, has been a huge supporter of this event from the beginning.
“I am so excited to be working with the Lindsay BIA and be a part of this event again! It just keeps getting bigger and better –and every dollar raised stays in the community,” says Regional Fundraising Coordinator, Sandra Clements.
On SUNDAY, MAY 25, 2014!
For over 16 years the Annual Charity Road Hockey Challenge has been raising money for charity. The Toronto Charity Road Hockey Challenge was first organized in 1999 by members in the GTA community. It was such a success that Lindsay, Ontario formed the Lindsay BIA Charity Road Hockey Challenge in 2011.
This one day event brings together neighbours, families, athletes, hockey fans, local business owners and from all parts of the city to have fun while raising money for worthy causes. March of Dimes Canada is again honoured to be the recipient of funds raised from these events.
Toronto Charity Road Hockey Challenge
Don’t miss the 16th Annual Toronto Charity Road Hockey Challenge
on SATURDAY, JUNE 14, 2014!
Join us for the 16th Annual Toronto Charity Road Hockey Challenge on Saturday, June 14, 2014. All proceeds benefit Stroke Recovery Canada, a program of March of Dimes Canada. A fun filled day of traditional “Charity Road Hockey”. Adult co-ed teams are formed with a minimum of 6 players and a maximum of 12 players, plus a goalie. Play is 3 on 3 plus a goalie and each player is asked to raise a minimum of $75 in pledges and there is a team registration fee of $200. Each team plays a minimum of 3 games.
Back by popular demand is the children’s play division.
For more information on these events, please visit