Edgewalk Challenge- NOW FULLY BOOKED!

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Are you ready for the experience of a lifetime?

Join Muslim Hands and take on North America's highest hands-free walk around the ledge of the iconic CN tower in downtown Toronto. You'll be fundraising $550 to provide the Gift of Sight to 2 people!

Limited spaces are available, register now to reserve your spot!

Date(s): September 15, 2019 at 10:15 AM.

Location

Date

September 15, 2019

Start

10:15

Venue

301 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2T6

The Thrill Of A Lifetime!

EdgeWalk is the CN Tower’s most thrilling attraction and the first of its kind in North America. It is the world’s highest full-circle hands-free walk on a 5 ft- (1.5 m-) wide ledge encircling the top of the Tower’s main pod, 356m/1168ft (116 storeys) above the ground.


The Cause

7 million people will go blind this year, mainly because of easily preventable diseases. Over 90% of those people live in developing countries; Africa is the most vulnerable continent of all.

In these communities, cataracts are the leading cause of blindness and are usually the result of a lack of optical help and the infrastructure to combat treatable diseases.

Diseases like cataracts can have a detrimental impact on their victims, and can even cause blindness.

When people hear the word "blindness," many assume that severe vision loss is permanent and cannot be cured. In the case of blindness caused by cataracts, vision usually can be successfully restored with cataract surgery and implantation of an intraocular lens (IOL).

Muslim Hands’ eye clinics make these treatments readily available to all, with those who would otherwise be unable to afford healthcare benefiting from the free services.

Q. Who can take part?

A. 1. Walkers must:

• Weigh more than 75 lbs/34 kg and less than 310 lbs/140 kg

• be 13 yrs. of age or older. Ages 13-17 must be accompanied by a parent / legal guardian to provide written consent. (Parent / legal guardian does not need to accompany EdgeWalker on the "Walk")

• Be in good physical health, have full body control and hand-eye-foot coordination and able to walk independently (without walking aids or medical devices

2. You may not participate in the EdgeWalk if:

• Pregnant

• Have broken bones

• Have undergone surgery in the last 6 months or are experiencing ongoing symptoms

• Have experienced a seizure in the past 6 months and do not hold a driver's license for this reason

• Have chest pain or shortness of breath

• Under the influence of any drug (legal or illegal) or alcohol

3. The following conditions may impact the ability to Walk safely:

• All heart conditions (including high blood pressure)

• All respiratory conditions

• Missing or partly missing limbs (prosthetics are not permitted)

• Vertigo, dizziness or loss of balance

• Visual impairment (except those wearing prescription glasses or contact lenses)

Q. What do I need to do to take part?

A. All participants are required to raise a minimum of $550 each. To secure your place you must pay a non-refundable registration fee of $100 upon registration.

Q. When and where is this going to take place?

A. The dates of the Edgewalk challenge are September 15 at 11 AM. All participants must meet staff by 10:15 AM sharp at the main entrance of the CN tower (301 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2T6).

Q. Who do I contact for more information?

A. For any queries or concerns, please contact our Events and Volunteer Coordinator, Abeer Adil at abeer.adil@muslimhands.ca or call our office at 1 289 7227272.

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Questions?

If you have any questions or would like further information please contact us.

We will aim to reply within 2 working days, but it can take a little longer during busy times.

Muslim Hands

Muslim Hands was established in the UK in 1993. Muslim Hands is an international aid agency and NGO working in over 50 countries worldwide to help those affected by natural disasters, conflict and poverty. Muslim Hands Canada is a registered charity with the Canada Revenue Agency (Charity Registration No. 81126 4985 RR0001).