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Proceeds from the Your Health Your Way event will help us update the Bone Mineral Density Testing equipment at WPSHC.

Currently there are 2.3 million Canadians living with osteoporosis and even more are living with low bone mass, known as osteopenia. Within their lifetime, at least 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men will break a bone due to losing bone mass.

Access to high-quality, local, bone mineral density testing is absolutely essential to ensuring the general health and well-being of our community. 

A typical patient presenting to WPSHC's Medical Imaging Department may not have any risk factors for developing osteoporosis. However, often routine, or precautionary diagnostic tests will catch issues long before the life of the patient can be negatively impacted.

If these issues are caught early, patients can be empowered to change their future by pre-emptively discussing treatment options and suggested lifestyle changes with their physicians. Once these changes are made, patients often have very good prognoses. Many can remain active, exploring our beautiful area, enjoying their favourite pastimes, and staying actively involved in their families, including keeping up with their grandchildren.

The information provided by the updated Bone Mineral Density Testing equipment is a crucial piece of the puzzle for planning for an active and rewarding future.

We need your help to meet our goal of $75,000.

Join us in celebrating health in our community!
Register to participate in the Your Health Your Way event.

The History of Our Event

Our event began in 2008.  Starting at the Charles W. Stockey Centre, we offered 2K, 5K and 10K routes along the sparkling waters of Georgian Bay.  Our naming was a natural … Georgian Bay Walk, Run, Pole – Do It For Life!

We had no idea how critical this event would be to funding local cardiac care.  Over the years, the money raised helped reopen ICU when the patient-monitoring system crashed in April 2014, bought the first 3 of the Health Centre’s Bi-PAP machines, bought Rehab patients self-monitoring cuffs as well as specific exercise equipment, renewed the Rehab monitoring system, installed the Rehab Unit’s monitor defibrillator, replaced the Cardiovascular Ultrasound system, brought new breathing technology to the Health Centre (heat flow therapy) and replaced nine defibrillators throughout the organization.  It’s truly miraculous what a small group of people dedicated to a cause can do! In 2020 the global pandemic forced the event to be virtual.  In 2021, we created a hybrid event.


We have reimagined this event to take a broader scope, allowing participants to move their own way - all modes count for tracking: walking, running, biking, kayaking - Your choice, Your way!  

Now, this event is named with that in mind: Your Health Your Way

The goal is to move and track our kilometres daily while securing pledges along the way. Every day we move, we get healthier. Every pledge we gather, we can move closer to our goal of raising $75,000 to update the Bone Mineral Density Testing equipment.

Join in the challenge throughout the month of May while meeting your fitness and fundraising goals. 

Be The Difference

In normal times, and these aren’t normal, government funding to the West Parry Sound Health Centre barely covers 65% of the hospital’s annual operating costs. Foundation donors buy all the major equipment while medical leases, contracts, parking and other services complete the remaining operational funding.


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