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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.


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February 2016


Meagan’s Walk celebrates 15 Years of Creating a Circle of Hope. This year’s theme reflects all that has been accomplished, with the help of thousands of supporters like you, since the first Meagan’s Walk.

To our humble beginnings in 2002 when 800 people stretched fingertip-to-fingertip in our first ever human hug. To last year’s Meagan’s Walk when over 4000 people joined hand-in-hand in one of the world’s largest human hugs. To date, we have raised an amazing $4 million. Next? Our goal: funding collaborative work of the world’s top brain tumour experts leading to new therapeutic approaches for young patients everywhere.


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December 2015

In this coming year, 2016, we celebrate the 15th annual Meagan’s Walk. Let this be our best year yet! Looking back to 15 years ago this month when Meagan was first diagnosed with a brain tumour, our family was facing the unimaginable. A challenge beyond words for our family and for those who are close to us and to Meagan. The experience left our family and community with the determination to do something for children with brain tumours and their families. So many people from so many places come together with a spirit of hope to raise awareness about brain tumours, and funds for research and treatment. Now individuals, families, businesses, schools, and communities, all walk and hug those who need us and who ought never to walk this path alone. Saturday May 7th, 2016: the 15th Annual Meagan’s Walk. Please mark the date. Get ready to walk and to stand united. - Denise Bebenek

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November 2015

Meagan’s Walk Celebrated at WE Day! We are so EXCITED to tell you that a very special recognition was given to Meagan's Walk; the creators of WE Day invited MW to be a 'Collective Moment' at the Toronto WE Day on October 1st. WE Day took place at the Air Canada Centre where 20,000 students, who have shown that they are leaders within their own community, gathered together for inspiration and empowerment. 

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June 2015

This year’s Meagan’s Walk & HUG was a resounding success, with over 4000 participants turning up early on Saturday to enjoy the entertainment, roam the grounds of historical Fort York, and to gather with teammates and friends. Spring had arrived, the sun was shining and the grass was green! At 10:00 a.m. the muskets fired, the start ribbon was cut and Meagan’s Walk supporters of all ages streamed out of the gate, walking together, ready to create one of the biggest human HUGS possible! Meagan’s Walk 2015 was exceptional in regards to funds raised for paediatric brain tumour research. Donation totals over the last 14 years have now surpassed the $4 million mark and continue to rise.

It is because of Meagan’s Walk’s generous supporters like you that we are truly making a difference.


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May 2015

Only 5 days till the Walk & Hug! Please join us this Saturday May 9th, for a day you'll never forget. Registration closes at 9:30am, Walk begins at 10:00am.

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