Spin For Limbs

Save the Date!

3rd Annual Spin for Limbs Ride, Walk and Festival
Sunday, September 21, 2014

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Special Thanks to Our 2013 Sponsors and Contributers

Contrubuters Sponsors
Mastermind Toys
Concord Premium Meats
Massey Hall and Roy Thompson Hall
Silvercity Burlington Cinemas
Factory Theatre
Aldershot Lions Club
Young People’s Theatre
  Theatre Passe Muraille
Insight Productions
Laura Mitchell
Beauty Supply Outlet - Burlington
Jeff Green and Andrea Dankaninova
Trillium College
Signarama – Burlington
Bathrooms 2 Go
Premier Insurance Underwriting Services

Interested in becoming a Spin for Limbs sponsor? Please send us an email.

Our Story

In 2009 we found ourselves thrust into the world of paediatric orthopaedics when our daughter Ellen was born with fibular hemimelia. Our journey to SickKids was a long one, but once we arrived we knew Ellen and our family would be cared for and we placed our trust in their compassionate surgical and nursing staff.

Through our experience we learned a lot. Each discussion with patients and their families made us think about how we could help. How could we create a network to increase awareness and raise the much needed funds necessary to pay expenses associated with these complex and lengthy procedures when a family needed some additional help?

“Some families have struggled with whether or not to even go ahead with the surgery because they weren’t sure they could afford to get here for weekly appointments during the correction stage.” Catharine Bradley, PT Practitioner, Limb Reconstruction, SickKids

Spin for Limbs was born: a bike, walk and family festival that would support limb reconstruction (LR) at SickKids. The inaugural Spin for Limbs Ride/Walk was held September 15, 2012 and raised over $25,000 for children and their families affected by pediatric limb reconstruction.

Limb reconstruction is something that changes a child's life forever and gives them the opportunity to live active and full lives. Families incur significant costs related to limb reconstruction that are not covered by OHIP. This year we are specifically focused on raising funds that will help ease the financial burden many families endure when their child is a patient of limb reconstruction at SickKids. Funds will help families with a wide range of needs including transportation, accommodation and medical supplies.

I know that these days it seems like everyone is asking you for money for one cause or another but please consider donating to this one and change a child's life forever!

Thank you, we truly appreciate your support.

Steve, Jennifer, and Ellen Beatty

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Wheelchair rental or purchase

Wheelchairs are about $50 per month to rent. However, rented wheelchairs are not always accommodating to the needs of this population and some families have had to purchase one with specific adaptations. A wheelchair runs in the neighbourhood of $5000. 75% is covered by government funding, the family is responsible for the remaining amount.

AFOs or orthotics

For simple toe slings and foot supports, families are charged between $60-100 with no government funding and rarely private insurance coverage. These supports, while basic, play a big role in foot positioning for many patients. More significant orthoses run in the ballpark of $1500 and are only covered 75% by government funds.

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For more information please contact:

Jennifer Walters
jennifer@spinforlimbs.com
905-333-6332
 
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This event is proudly sponsored by SickKids Foundation.
 
All funds are directed to the Division of
Orthopaedic Surgery, Limb Reconstruction

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In consideration of the acceptance of my application and the permission to participate as an entrant or competitor in the SPIN FOR LIMBS RIDE to be held on Sunday SEPTEMBER 22 2013, I for myself, my heirs, executors, administrators, successors and assigns, HEREBY RELEASE, WAIVE AND FOREVER DISCHARGE, Spin for Limbs, Her Majesty The Queen in Right of Ontario as represented by the Ministry of Natural Resources, and all other associations, sponsoring companies and all their respective agents, officials, affiliates, servants, contractors, representatives, successors and assigns, OF AND FROM ALL liability, claims, demands, damages, costs, expenses, actions and causes of actions whether in law or equity, in respect of death, injury, loss or damage to my person or property HOWSOEVER CAUSED, arising or to arise by reason of my participation in this event, whether as a spectator, participant, competitor or otherwise, whether prior to, during or subsequent to the event AND NOTWITHSTANDING that such death, injury, loss or damage may have been contributed to or caused solely or partly by the negligence of any of the aforementioned. I verify that I am fully aware of the physical risk of injury or death by participating in this event and voluntarily agree to accept full responsibility and legal liability for same, and that I am fit and have trained sufficiently for this event. I FURTHER HEREBY UNDERTAKE TO HOLD AND SAVE HARMLESS AND AGREE TO INDEMNIFY all of the aforementioned from and against any and all liability incurred by any and all of them arising as a result of, or in any way connected with, my participation in this event. BY SUBMITTING this ENTRY, I HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE that I have CAREFULLY READ THIS WAIVER, RELEASE and INDEMNIFICATION and that I fully UNDERSTAND AND AGREE to same, and I WARRANT that I am physically fit to participate in this event. I ATTEST AND VERIFY THAT I AM 18 YEARS OF AGE OR THAT I AM SIGNING AS THE LEGAL GUARDIAN ON BEHALF OF AN EVENT PARTICIPANT UNDER THE AGE OF 18 YEARS. Agreeing to this waiver and registering online for this race by me, for myself or as legal guardian of an event participant, in an electronic format authorizes you to accept this waiver as signed by me.