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The sixth Annual Walk & Run for Stuttering Awareness, to raise money for The Speech and Stuttering Institute will take place September 24, 2017 in Toronto, Ontario! Betty Sutherland Trail (parkland is Duncan Park) following the East Don River from Duncan Mill Road to Sheppard Avenue.

How to Register

  1. Online through the event webpage.
  2. Offline by downloading the registration form and to help raise funds please use this pledge form.
  3. On day of at the registration table between 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM at The Speech and Stuttering Institute, 150 Duncan Mill Road.

Other useful Information

  1. Sponsorship information please see here.
  2. Download the event brochure.
  3. View photos of past years events here.

Did you know…

  • A speech therapy program can make a significant difference in the quality of life in a person that stutters.
  • Clinics like The Speech and Stuttering Institute help people who stutter live productive and engaging lives as a result of evidence-based individualized speech therapy methods.
  • Significant funds are required to provide speech therapy services to those afflicted with stuttering, who often find themselves on long wait lists. With additional funds, their needs will be met sooner.

Facts about Stuttering

  • The ability to produce speech that is smooth, forward moving and effortless is taken for granted by most individuals – except those who stutter.
  • A person who stutters repeats words and parts of words, prolongs sounds, has difficulty producing sounds and generally struggles to speak, often demonstrating such physical signs of struggle such as eye blinks for head jerks
  • Due to the frustration and embarrassment caused by this problem, stuttering is usually accompanied by anxiety about speaking
  • Stuttering can impact self-confidence and self-esteem and can seriously limit educational, social and career options.
  • About 350,000 Canadians are challenged by stuttering
  • The treatment programs at The Speech and Stuttering Institute are designed to assist children, adolescents and/or adults to manage speech effectively.

Thank you for your support! Together we can transform the lives of preschoolers, school aged children, teens and adults who seek our services for their often devastating problems with communication.