One Small Step is a sponsored Phoenix Community Works Foundation project created to pursue two objectives:
- To financially support research in order to improve the quality of life of people with PWS
- To help people pursue and achieve their dreams
About Prader Willi Syndrome:
Prader Willi Syndrome (PWS)is a complex genetic disorder typically causes low muscle tone, cognitive disabilities, lack of sexual development, behavioural issues and a chronic feeling of hunger that can lead to excessive eating and life-threatening obesity. PWS is caused by an abnormality on chromosome 15 which occurs around the time of conception. People with PWS can never live independently due to their insatiable appetites. Constant supervision is necessary and adults that seek independence live in group homes that are monitored 24 hours a day. Many children with PWS grow up undiagnosed due to lack of awareness. Early diagnosis is important because it could help children lead more productive lives through education and management of diet and exercise. More information about the PWS is available at www.opwsa.com.
For more information about One Small Step Program please visit www.onesmallstep.ca
ONE SMALL STEP WALKATHON:
One SMALL Step is hosting its second annual walkathon on Sunday, August 19th, 2007 at Centennial Park in Etobicoke. This fun filled event provides excitement and entertainment for the whole family. There will be games, prizes, motivational speakers and a special guest appearance by the Toronto Raptor Mascot. We need your help to reach our goal of raising $100 000 for Prader-Willi research. Help us take this One SMALL Step!
The purpose of the One SMALL Step Walkathon is to promote public awareness about the importance of health and fitness in all families, while raising money for Prader-Willi Research. All proceeds will be donated to the Foundation of Prader-Willi Research (FPWR), to fund an exciting research project by University of Alberta researcher, Rachel Wevrick
For more information about the walkathon please visit: ONE SMALL STEP WALKATHON
To register for the walkathon go to: REGISTRATION FORM
ONE SMALL STEP CHALLENGE:
At One Small Step we want you to go after your dreams and we’re willing to pay you to do it! When it comes to people going after their dreams we firmly believe, the more the better and we’re willing to back that up … so here’s the challenge.
We will pay $1000 to the person who best demonstrates the One Small Step Spirit.
Interested in taking the challenge go to: ONE SMALL STEP-”THE CHALLENGE”