2017 Walk & Run for Stuttering Awareness

Join us for the 6th Annual 1K/5K Walk & Run for Stuttering Awareness on Sunday, September 24 2017!

Register by creating a fundraising page at https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/the-speech-stuttering-institute/WalkRun2017/. Please note there is a $25 donation required for each walker/runner. **Please do this by donating to your page once it has been created**

Once your page is created, you can start fundraising to support this walk!

If you are unable to make it on the 24th, you can still set up a fundraising page or contribute by making a donation.

Your $25 registration fee includes a t-shirt as well as refreshments, a barbecue and entertainment after the walk/run at The Speech and Stuttering Institute.

You can also download, print and mail with a cheque this registration form.

To collect pledges offline to raise more funds for the cause of helping people obtain speech therapy, you can download this pledge sheet.

Please see our brochure here.

You can pick up your walk/run kit on Walk/Run Day.

You can also register on Walk/Run Day at the registration table between 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM at the Speech and Stuttering Institute, 150 Duncan Mill Road.

For sponsorship information please see here.

The brochure for this event is here.

Thank you to our sponsors!! Please see all our sponsors from last year here.

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM – Registration

8:30 – 10:00 AM – Walk & Run Day begins with warm up exercises to music and speakers.


10:30 AM – 1:00 PM – Performances, Music

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM – Barbecue!

Location- Betty Sutherland Trail (parkland is Duncan Park) following the East Don River from Duncan Mill Road to Sheppard Avenue.

Did you know…

  • A speech therapy program can make a significant difference in the quality of life in a person that stutters.
  • Clinics like The Speech and Stuttering Institute help people who stutter live productive and engaging lives as a result of evidence-based individualized speech therapy methods.
  • Significant funds are required to provide speech therapy services to those afflicted with stuttering, who often find themselves on long wait lists. With additional funds, their needs will be met sooner.

Note from our Walk & Run Founder & Coordinator – My name is Greg O’Grady and I am a graduate of the Speech Reconstruction for Stutterers program. This program has made a invaluable contribution in the quality of my life personally and professionally. As a token of my appreciation to Dr. Bob Kroll and to his staff of the Speech and Stuttering Institute, I suggested the first 2012 “a million things I need to say” 1k/5k Walk & Run for Stuttering Awareness. Since 2012, “a million things I need to say” 1k/5k Walk for Stuttering Awareness has become an annual event. We are currently planning our 2017 event, and I would like to invite you to participate in and support our 2017 “a million things I need to say” 1k/5k Walk & Run for Stuttering Awareness.

Planning and organizing of such an event requires a significant commitment of time and energy. A big thank you is extended to the Planning Committee, volunteers, friends, family and colleagues that have made this commitment to ensure that the 2017 “a million things I need to say” 1k/5k Walk & Run for Stuttering Awareness is successful.

Photos from 2016 Walk & Run for Stuttering Awareness


Photos from 2015 Walk & Run for Stuttering Awareness


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