The Toronto Wheelchair Relay Challenge - Pull Up a Chair and Get Moving!
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The Toronto Wheelchair Relay Challenge
Pull Up a Chair and Get Moving!
For the 15th year, the Canadian Paraplegic Association Ontario is holding our fun-filled Toronto Wheelchair Relay Challenge. The event is for people with and without disabilities to raise funds for programs and services for people with spinal cord injuries as they re-build their lives. At the Relay there will be great potential story leads and photo opportunities. Here are a few:
- Meet Carolyn Pioro and Julie, Elisa and Samantha DeAngelis…
Carolyn sustained her spinal cord injury falling from a circus trapeze five years ago. She comes to give the opening address to participants and brings her circus friends – the performing DeAngelis sisters from A2D2 – to provide entertainment after the race.
- Meet our Volunteers…
Having a spinal cord injury is a life-changing experience and it is a huge benefit to have some one to talk to who has been there; done that. Our volunteers are not only people who have spinal cord injuries helping others with spinal cord injuries, but family members, too.
- The Wild Wheeled Women…
Six women get together every Thursday night and Sunday afternoon to work-out, talk about nutrition and support one another in every healthy way possible. Together they have lost over 125 pounds. Each happens to use a wheelchair. The Wild Wheeled Women team is getting together to show their stuff at the race.
When: This Sunday, September 19th – 9:30 am until 12pm.
Where: Yorkdale Shopping Centre in the north-east parking lot.
• A spinal cord injury can happen to anyone at any time.
• There is approximately one spinal cord injury a day in Ontario.
• The highest incidence of injury is to individuals in the age range of 20-29 and also, to those over 70 years of age.
• It is estimated that 90% of what we know about spinal cord injury has been discovered in the last 20 years.
Who We Are:
Canadian Paraplegic Association Ontario’s mission is to assist people with spinal cord injuries and other physical disabilities to achieve independence, self-reliance and full community participation. Since 1945, CPA Ontario has provided programs and services to people with a spinal cord injury including community service coordination, peer to peer support, employment services, attendant services, advocacy support, membership services and information services.
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Quadriplegia is paralysis of all four limbs (from the neck down) resulting from injury to the neck. Fractures or compression of the vertebrae, which cause permanent damage to the spinal cord may lead to loss of sensation, movement, pain management, bladder and bowel control, as well as affecting sexual function.
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