2013 Bumps on the Road- A 9K Walk for Pregnancy
Ottawa- Sunday, October 20 2013
Start/Finish at 780 Echo Drive
Individual: $30 registration fee (with charitable tax receipt)
Team: $250 registration fee (tax reciept issued for donations above $20)
About the Cause
The Canadian Foundation for Women’s Health is Canada’s leading charity committed to the advancement of sexual and reproductive health of women in Canada and around the world through groundbreaking research, comprehensive education and leading advocacy in obstetrics and gynaecology.
Pregnancy is a wonderful and positive experience, but most people don’t think of the challenges that come with it. CFWH Bumps on the Road -A 9K Walk for Pregnancy is the first time that everyone can come together and raise awareness and funds for research that addresses diseases or illness in pregnancy. Research topics that the CFWH supports can range from gestational diabetes, to high blood pressure and obesity in pregnancy.
October is Women’s History Month, SIDS Awareness Month, Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Child Abuse Awareness Month. What better way to support CFWH’s women’s health research and initiatives by joining us on Sunday, October 21 2012, for our second annual “Bumps on the Road- A 9K Walk for Pregnancy”. By the way, Sunday, October 21 2012 also marks the first day of “Cervical Cancer Awareness Week”! Check our “Heart your cervix” campaign for more details!
What to wear
This walk is fun and visual!
Because 9K represents 9 months of carrying a baby, we are encouraging all participants, women and men, to wear their bellies with pride: real or fake! We encourage you to wear a weighted backpack or a fake belly to see what it feels like to carry extra weight while being pregnant. Get creative! Add weights at every 3K, representing a trimester and getting heavier as the walk goes on.
The Course- NEW LOCATION!
The walk starts at Andrew Hayden Park. More details to follow.
Parking is not available onsite. Please park on the street (while respecting the times and locations)
8:00 a.m. – Registration and Kit pick-up at Andrew Hayden Park
9:00 a.m. – Walk begins
noon – Event is closed
How to Register
Register as an individual or as a team!
Donations and Fundraising
If you are not a participant of the Bumps on the Road walk and you would still like to fundraise for the event, please download a donation form here.
If you are a participant, there are many ways to get support from your friends, family and colleagues. Download your pledge forms here or email the link that is provided to you when you register online.
2013 Sponsors and Partners
For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Chantal Sarkisian at firstname.lastname@example.org or 613-730-4192 ext 232.
Check out our Facebook Auction from last year!
Contact Information and Volunteers
If you would like to become a CFWH volunteer or if you have any general questions, please contact Chantal Sarkisian at email@example.com or 613-730-4192 ext 232.