Halton Hills and North Halton newspapers
Local woman leads A Stroke of Power
Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 26 Apr 2006, p. 14

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Georgetown resident, Lauren Boyce, is organizing A Stroke of Power, a walk to raise awareness about people with disabilities' ability to do anything they want on Saturday, May 27 and Sunday, May 28. Participants will start from the Halton Hills Civic Centre and walk the 28 kilometres to Erinoak Children's Centre, 2277 South Millway Dr. in Mississauga, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Boyce, herself, will walk the distance one way on Saturday, and return on Sunday. Boyce is seeking pledges, donations and/or sponsors: Lauren Boyce, 36 Joycelyn Crescent, Georgetown, Ontario. L7G 2S4; boycelauren@yahoo.ca; 905-8778837. Make the cheques payable to Erinoak Children's Centre. Erinoak is a place for families with special needs children to come and receive services such as occupational therapy, physiotherapy, counselling, and speech therapy. There are also doctors there. There are several groups that Erinoak hosts as well, such as annual barbecues, monthly YAC meetings, mentorship training and pairing, Healthy Sexuality and the Advocacy Group just to name a few. "Erinoak has given me a lot," said the 23-year-old Boyce, who suffered a stroke at age 9. She is now a Humber College student. `I am very interested to speak at schools regarding this issue," said Boyce. "Anything can be done when you put your mind to it. All it takes is determination, motivation and willingness to achieve the goal that you want. In short, life is all we have, so let's make the best of it."

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Local woman leads A Stroke of Power