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Another Successful Year at the 29th Magna Hoedown!

The weekend we’ve all been waiting for has come and gone. Another Hoedown has past, and what a weekend it was! This past September 15th and 16th marked the 29th annual Magna Hoedown. A BIG thank you to the @MagnaHoedown and those who came out this past weekend to support Walk It Off and the other 19 local charities participating. Like previous years, the food, entertainment and overall atmosphere was nothing short of amazing.
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Walk It Off is a Proud Recipient of the 2016 Magna Hoedown

YEEHAW! Walk It Off is thrilled to announce that we are one of the fifteen organizations selected as a recipient for the 28th Annual Magna Hoedown! For those of you who are not familiar with the Magna Hoedown, it is the largest fundraiser in York Region. The Hoedown is a 2-day event, taking place on September 16th and 17th this year, showcasing musical talent, raffle and door prizes, dancing, dinner and beverages, and tons of entertainment. This year's headliners are Alan Doyle (of Great Big Sea) on Friday, Sept.16 and Paul Brandt on Saturday, Sept 17.
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In Loving Memory of David Ralph "Dave" Dieno

In Loving Memory of David Ralph "Dave" Dieno April 19, 1956-May 29, 2016 Funeral service is at Roadhouse and Rose on Main Street in Newmarket at 1:30 pm on Saturday followed by a Celebration of Life at the Holland Landing Community Centre from 3:00 pm to 6:00pm. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of one of Walk It Off’s loved members, Dave Dieno. On the morning of May 29th, Dave suffered a heart attack and tragically, did not survive.
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6th Annual 2015 Walk It Off Scarf Auction

Hand-made items will appear on the Facebook Group "Walk It Off Scarf Auction" on November 22nd at noon (12pmEST). You can view past years' scarves by clicking here to get an idea of the variety and quality. 100% of proceeds go to Walk It Off to purchase mirrors. Visual feedback is an important component of our clients' recovery process.
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Walk it Off Spinal Cord Recovery Centre Welcomes New Intern

Working at Walk It Off has been amazing so far. I am grateful that Walk It Off offers placement opportunities and accepts volunteers; I have the opportunity to learn about this industry and experience working with individuals with neurological disabilities.
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Olfactory Ensheathing Cells and Spinal Cord Recovery

Six months post-surgery, with intensive physiotherapy and neurorehabilitation, Fidyka was beginning to notice gains in muscle mass and was able to tentatively take steps with the use of leg braces, parallel bars and a physiotherapist. Fidyka also recovered improved trunk stability, some voluntary movement in his lower extremities and partial recovery of superficial and deep sensation below his injury level. Diagnostic imaging suggests that with the cell transplant, the 8 mm gap in Fidyka’s spinal cord has repaired and regenerated (4).