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There are a thousand reasons – and more – to be part of Steps for Life

For many Steps for Life participants, their reason has a face and a story – it’s their son, their sibling, their friend, their co-worker.

Every year in Canada, close to 1000 workers die as a result of their jobs – either through sudden traumatic injury, or an occupational disease. Imagine if all those workers’ families got together and spread their favourite photos out across a table: a thousand first birthday cakes, a thousand first days of school, a thousand family vacations, a thousand hockey games or gymnastics meets or fishing trips. A thousand stories. Add to that the many workers who are gravely injured in Canada every day – thousands more stories. And that’s just this year.

Steps for Life – Walking for Families of Workplace Tragedies is about those workers and their stories, and it’s about the families of those workers. As the primary fundraiser for Threads of Life, Steps for Life ensures families have access to peer support programs, information and networking events. Steps for Life walks take place in 25 communities across the country this April and May – see the web site for the walk nearest you. And if there’s no walk nearby, you can still be involved through our virtual event, Your Walk Your Way.

Thousands of Canadians walk, donate, and volunteer their time to ensure Steps for Life is successful. Each one of you has a reason that’s all yours for being part of this important event. But we all come together in our commitment to help the families affected by workplace tragedy, and to prevent future tragedies.

Every year more families need this support. There are a thousand reasons – and more – to be part of Steps for Life. Registration is open now for Steps for Life 2019. Register today!

And don’t forget to share your reason for taking part – you can do that on your personal fundraising page at www.stepsforlife.ca, through Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. What’s your reason?

Susan Haldane