1: Why OrthoWalk?

2: Where do the proceeds from OrthoWalk go?

3: What will the day include?

4: Where can I register for OrthoWalk?

5: How can I raise funds to support OrthoWalk?

6: How can I become a volunteer?

7: Where can I get additional pledge forms?

8: What is North York General Foundation?

9: Who provides Orthopaedic services at NYGH?

 

1: Why OrthoWalk?

More than 90% of Canadians will need orthopaedic care in their lifetime.

A: North York General is one of Ontario’s leading orthopaedic hospitals. Performing over 1,400 joint replacements each year, we are one of the busiest orthopaedic units in Canada. Our highly skilled staff and physicians provide a wide spectrum of care for more than 20,000 orthopaedic patient visits annually, including management of traumatic injury, joint replacements and surgeries for foot and ankle.

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2: Where do proceeds from Orthowalk go?

A: All proceeds from OrthoWalk 2017 will support orthopaedic care at North York General, including the purchase of equipment, education of staff, research to improve practices in the field of orthopaedics.  A portion of the funds raised from OrthoWalk will also help to support the Dr. Emil Orsini Memorial Fund in support of orthopaedic care.  

In October 2008, Dr. Emil Orsini passed away suddenly while on vacation with his wife Joanne in Denmark. An orthopaedic surgeon for 18 years at NYGH, Dr. Orsini was highly respected for his medical skills but also much-loved as a teacher and colleague.

The Orsini family, together with the Orthopaedic Department, also created the Orsini Scholarship - a summer program for medical students.

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3: What will the day include?

A: Participants and NYGH orthopaedic surgeons will celebrate together for a symbolic 1km walk through the beautiful gardens surrounding the Hospital. This fun family event will consist of food, treats, music, balloon animals and face painting.

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4: Where can I register for Orthowalk?

A: Register for OrthoWalk today and help raise funds for orthopaedic care at North York General.

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5: How can I raise funds to support OrthoWalk?

A: Once you’ve registered, you can create your own Personal Page on the website to tell your story, post a photo, and of course, request donations. A standard greeting is provided, but personal stories have a tremendous impact. What does this cause mean to you? Why are you involved? Who are you doing this for? What is your personal goal?

For more fundraising tips, check out our Fundraising Toolkit.

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6: How can I become a volunteer?

A: Please contact Cortney Cassidy at cortney.cassidy@nygh.on.ca.

Volunteer positions include:

  • Food Services
  • Signage Setup
  • Donation Collector
  • Registration/Gift Bag Distributor
  • Course Monitors/Runner
  • Greeters/Parkade Monitor
  • Name Badge Assistant

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7: Where can I get additional pledge forms?

A: Contact Cortney Cassidy at cortney.cassidy@nygh.on.ca.

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8: What is the North York General Foundation?

A: The NYGH Foundation supports North York General's ongoing pursuit of excellence in providing our patients with the best care today while driving the health innovations of tomorrow. Your gifts, given through the Foundation, help NYGH deliver exceptional patient- and family-centred care to our diverse communities, and help us advance our academic mission in support of research and world-class teaching. To learn more about NYGH Foundation and the work we do, visit our website at nyghfoundation.ca.

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9: Who provides Orthopaedic services at NYGH?

A: Our orthopaedic services are provided by:

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