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2018 Walk & Run for Stuttering Awareness

The 7th Annual Walk & Run for Stuttering Awareness, to raise money for The Speech and Stuttering Institute will take place on Sunday, September 23, 2018 in Toronto, Ontario!

Register by creating a fundraising page hereOnce your page is created, you can start fundraising to support your walk or run! 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**

If you are unable to make it on the 23rd, 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 the registration form. To collect pledges to raise more funds for the cause of helping people obtain speech therapy, you can download the pledge sheet. Please see our brochure here.

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.

  • 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM – Registration
  • 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM – Walk & Run Day begins with warm up exercises to music and speakers.
  • 10:15 AM – WALK/RUN STARTS!
  • 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM – Music
  • 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM – Barbecue starts!
  • 12:00 PM – Raffle draw

About The Event

  • 1 K or 5 K Walk or Run through the beautiful Betty Sutherland Trail Park
  • DJ with musical entertainment
  • special guest speakers
  • scavenger hunt and activities for the kids
  • delicious BBQ lunch
  • souvenir T-shirt
  • raffle draw with exciting prizes
  • raising funds for The Speech and Stuttering Institute to provide clinical therapy for all those in need!

A message about the Event Founder and Coordinator, Greg O’Grady

Greg O’Grady is a graduate of SSI’s Fluency program. Greg credits this for making an invaluable contribution in the quality of his life personally and professionally. In appreciation to Dr. Bob Kroll and to his staff at The Speech and Stuttering Institute, he suggested the first “a million things I need to say“ 1k/5k Walk & Run for Stuttering Awareness in 2012, and has worked tirelessly since then making this event successful and meaningful for PWS.

He has continued in his dedication of this event  in Toronto even after moving back to Newfoundland. In addition to the Toronto Walk & Run,  Greg is currently planning the “a million things I need to say“ 1k/5k Walk & Run for Stuttering Awareness for the stuttering community in Newfoundland in 2018.

2017 Walk & Run for Stuttering Awareness

It was an amazing day at the Walk & Run for Stuttering Awareness 2017 Sunday, September 24th!

Over 100 people enjoyed the guest speakers, walking or running in the beautiful trail, music, BBQ and raffle. It was a wonderful opportunity for people who have communication challenges to understand they are not alone, and to be inspired. Very special thanks to Greg O’Grady who is the volunteer founder and coordinator of this event.

A huge thank you again everyone that participated including our volunteers, guest speakers Patrick Brown, MPP; Leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario and Michael Coteau, Member of Provincial Parliament for Don Valley East and Minister of Child and Youth Services and Minister Responsible for Anti-Racism,   sponsors RichterMenkes Developments, Carpet Van Go, EthidexLindtMastermind ToysNine WestOntario Science CentrePanera BreadPurdys Chocolatier and Toronto Argonauts Football Club.

The fundraising from this event will support our speech therapy programs and will ensure that all those in need can access our services.THANK YOU FOR MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF MANY PEOPLE!

Here are some photos from the event.




Photos from 2016 Walk & Run for Stuttering Awareness


Photos from 2015 Walk & Run for Stuttering Awareness

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