Orthopaedic surgeons and other healthcare providers agree: walking is an excellent way to stay active, and to regain activity following surgery. It’s only fitting, then, that one of the COF’s signature events revolves around walking.
Hip Hip Hooray! takes place this fall and surgeons, healthcare teams, orthopaedic patients and their families can get involved.
Join us in Saskatoon
In Saskatoon, an in-person walk will be held on September 30. This 1 km walk is a short walk celebrating people’s return to pain free mobility. Whether people have had knee or hip replacements; surgery for their shoulders, hands, elbows or feet; or are recovering from broken bones – all are welcome to get involved to celebrate pain free movement. A team of participating surgeons invite their patients and all others interested to join them.
Take part anywhere in Canada
Across the country, people can take part in a virtual walk. Register, and we’ll send you a pedometer. Join us from October 16 – 20 as we log our steps together. Individuals can participate, organizing their own personal week long movements.
Surgeon teams, raise funds for your programs
A special program is offered to surgeon teams. Groups of five or more can register to track their steps together. Bragging rights go to the top fundraising surgeon teams, and to those who log the most steps. Registered surgeon teams are eligible to participate in our revenue sharing program; proceeds are split between the surgeon team for a local orthopaedic initiative, and the COF to support national programs of research, education and care.
There are lots of ways to get involved in Hip Hip Hooray!
- Join the walkers in person in Saskatoon
- Organize a personal week long commitment to walking, and track your steps
- Surgeons and clinics, organize your HHH teams
- Recognize a surgeon with a donation in his or her name through the Hip Hip Hooray! program
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