March of Dimes Canada

For 67 years MODC has provided services to Canadians with disabilities and their families. In 17-18 providing 4 million hours of direct service to 75,000 children and adults in Canada, who suffer from cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s disease, acquired brain injury, after stroke, polio, and other physical disabilities. Services provided cover a broad range of needs including Employment Services and Recreation program, Independent Living Services, Vocational Rehabilitation, Assisted Devices Program, Peer Support programs and much more.

Employees have banded together from all departments and program areas to participate in this year’s race. All funds raised will benefit March of Dimes Canada’s After Stroke Programs. Every nine minutes a Canadian will have a stroke. Over 62,000 Canadians have a stroke each year and there are over 400,000 stroke survivors in Canada. Stroke affects not only the survivor, but the entire family, loved ones and friends as they adjust to the ‘new normal’ which may include permanent physical disability, communication disorders such as aphasia and emotional difficulties, including depression.

After Stroke is a national service offering support, education and community programs for stroke survivors, their caregivers, and families. Please visit for more information After Stroke March of Dimes Canada

CHARITY CONTACT

lyielding@marchofdimes.ca or (416) 425-3463 x7290