Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Vote for Busy Bodies!

A seven-week program designed to get young kids with disabilities hooked on fun, physical activities is vying for a $50,000 grant from the Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Team Up Foundation Fund.

You can vote for Holland Bloorview's Busy Bodies program today and everyday until Feb. 20 (click on View the candidates, then click on Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation).

Research shows that children with physical disabilities take part less in social, recreation and physical activities than peers.

Busy Bodies gets kids with disabilities aged seven to 12 out once a week to try creative dance, yoga, sledge hockey and wheelchair basketball.

Read about the difference the program made in Cassidy's life (above).

Then vote!


Although physiotheraphy is vital to maintaining one's agility, physical activities or fitness can play a critical role in combating the affects of spasticity, as children and youth with monderate cases of cerebral palsy are able to decrease high muscle tone by aquiring more muscle mass.

Matt Kamaratakis