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Proceeds from this event support the SickKids Foundation and are designated to the Meagan Bebenek Endowment Fund and awareness, research and treatment of paediatric brain tumours at SickKids.

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Friday
Apr292016

April 2016

It's not to late to raise funds for Meagan's Walk!

This May 7th, Meagan’s Walk celebrates 15 Years of Creating a Circle of Hope. From our humble beginnings in 2002 when 800 people stretched fingertip-to-fingertip in our first ever human hug. To last year’s Meagan’s Walk when thousands of people joined hand-in-hand in one of the world’s largest human hugs. To date, we have raised an amazing $4 million. Next? Our goal: funding collaborative work of the world’s top brain tumour experts leading to new therapeutic approaches for young patients everywhere.

Join us at the SickKids stage on Elizabeth St. to reflect on the last 15 years and learn what’s in store for Meagan’s Walk and paediatric brain tumour research.

See you on May 7th.

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Monday
Mar212016

March 2016

Announcing the Winners of the First Annual Meagan’s Walk Collaborative Grant

Meagan’s Walk is pleased to announce its first annual National Seed Grant Competition. Collaboration between the world’s top paediatric brain tumour scientists is long thought to be the key to determining the molecular causes underlying brain tumours; as well as discovering new therapeutic approaches that can be rapidly translated to treatment for these young patients. Meagan’s Walk is proud to be supporting this initiative by funding project partnerships between the Brain Tumour Research Centre here in Toronto and four different promising research studies across Canada. Seed funding provides researchers the ability to get their promising studies off the ground. Without it, these scientists would have to frame their projects according to government funding levels which would impede new, promising avenues of study.

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Tuesday
Feb092016

February 2016

THEN NOW NEXT

Meagan’s Walk celebrates 15 Years of Creating a Circle of Hope. This year’s theme reflects all that has been accomplished, with the help of thousands of supporters like you, since the first Meagan’s Walk.

To our humble beginnings in 2002 when 800 people stretched fingertip-to-fingertip in our first ever human hug. To last year’s Meagan’s Walk when over 4000 people joined hand-in-hand in one of the world’s largest human hugs. To date, we have raised an amazing $4 million. Next? Our goal: funding collaborative work of the world’s top brain tumour experts leading to new therapeutic approaches for young patients everywhere.

 

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Thursday
Dec032015

December 2015

In this coming year, 2016, we celebrate the 15th annual Meagan’s Walk. Let this be our best year yet! Looking back to 15 years ago this month when Meagan was first diagnosed with a brain tumour, our family was facing the unimaginable. A challenge beyond words for our family and for those who are close to us and to Meagan. The experience left our family and community with the determination to do something for children with brain tumours and their families. So many people from so many places come together with a spirit of hope to raise awareness about brain tumours, and funds for research and treatment. Now individuals, families, businesses, schools, and communities, all walk and hug those who need us and who ought never to walk this path alone. Saturday May 7th, 2016: the 15th Annual Meagan’s Walk. Please mark the date. Get ready to walk and to stand united. - Denise Bebenek

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Friday
Nov062015

November 2015

Meagan’s Walk Celebrated at WE Day! We are so EXCITED to tell you that a very special recognition was given to Meagan's Walk; the creators of WE Day invited MW to be a 'Collective Moment' at the Toronto WE Day on October 1st. WE Day took place at the Air Canada Centre where 20,000 students, who have shown that they are leaders within their own community, gathered together for inspiration and empowerment. 

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