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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.

Meagan's Walk & Hug! 


Meagan’s Walk is a community event that welcomes participants of all ages and abilities.  The 17th Annual Meagan’s Walk and Hug takes place on Saturday, May 12th, 2018.  You can join individually, or walk with friends and family, or team members.   Participating in Meagan’s Walk is a meaningful way to honour the spirit of Mother’s Day, and to be part of a community that raises hope and awareness for an important cause!

Childhood cancer research is grossly underfunded. More children and young people are diagnosed with cancer than all other diseases combined. Brain tumours are the leading cause of cancer-related death in kids. Yet only 3% of the Canadian government's funding for cancer research reaches studies directed specifically towards better treatments and outcomes for these young patients. Our children deserve better.

Your support has an impact, funding ground breaking research that improves treatments and outcomes for young brain tumour patients.

What do we do when we participate in Meagan’s Walk & Hug? 

Meagan’s Walk begins at Fort York National Historic Site, and follows a 5 km. walk route that leads to SickKids, where participants “Hug”, joining hands in a “circle of hope” around the perimeter of the building as a powerful and simple signal to all within that they are not alone.

Meagan’s Walk is family friendly, with entertainment and live music, as well as face painting and game and play areas for the children, and snacks for everyone. 

Walk side by side with Meagan’s Walk youth ambassadors and their families, as well as doctors and researchers who are renowned for their expertise and work that are changing children’s healthcare throughout the world.  Hear inspiring messages from patients and their families, care giving professionals, and Denise Bebenek, Meagan’s mom and Founder of Meagan’s Walk.

Putting together a team of family, friends and colleagues? Download our Team Captain Guide here.

Click here for a copy of the Meagan's Walk 2018 Pledge Form.

Registration for the 17th Annual Meagan’s Walk opens soon.

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions.

Click here for a step-by-step on How to Register Online.

Click here for a step-by-step on How to Fundraise from Your Participant Centre.

Click here for a step-by-step on How to Fundraise from Your Team Page.


Information for Walkers:

8:30AM: Registration at Fork York Opens
9:30AM: Registration CLOSES
10:00AM: 17th Annual Meagan's Walk commences
11:45AM: We HUG SickKids!
12:00PM: Closing ceremonies

PLEASE NOTE: Participants should find parking at 800 Fleet Street (Green P lot 271) or at Exhibition Place as there is NO parking at the Fort York Visitor Centre. Once you park, please enter Fort York through Garrison Road, the Visitor Centre, or there is a path (fully accessible) off Fort York Blvd that brings you right next to the registration.

The East gate at Fort York is closed due to construction. Garrison Road is a service access road only - please do not drive up Garrison.

  • A gentle walk lasting approximately 1 hour, suitable for participants of all ages and abilities
  • Strollers and wheelchairs are welcome
  • No rollerblades or skateboards - for everyone's safety, please leave these at home
  • Walk takes place rain or shine
  • Dress for the weather
  • Washrooms available along the route
  • Parking and public transportation options available
  • PLEASE NOTE: the East gate is closed due to construction, participants must enter through Garrison Road