Headwaters Physiotherapy donates $500 to Canadian Diabetes Assn.

May 12, 2016   ·   0 Comments

Stephanie Maggs and Team Diabetes have been given a boost by Headwaters Physiotherapy.

Kathy Yardley and Amanda Stevens, registered physiotherapists and owners of Headwater Physiotherapy, presented a cheque for $500 to Ms. Maggs last Thursday. The money will go to the Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA).

“As a health care clinic, we truly want to support athletics in our community and we thought this was a wonderful way to do it,” said Ms. Yardley.

As a member of Team Diabetes, Ms. Maggs, an Orangeville resident and a patient at Headwaters Physiotherapy, has been running international marathons and raising money for the CDA for almost 10 years. Team Diabetes is a group of runners that raise money and awareness for diabetes at international marathons. Locally, she has also completed a number of marathons in Toronto and Ottawa. So far, she has raised just under $60,000.

Her goal is to run a full marathon on all seven continents and complete the Team Diabetes World Tour. In 2009 she completed two marathons – one in the United States and the other in Athens, Greece. In 2012, she ran a marathon in Rio de Janeiro and in 2015, she completed the Great Wall of China Marathon. The fifth continent on her list is Australia and she is currently training and raising money to run the Gold Coast Marathon there this July. Her goal is to raise $9,000. As for the final two continents, she hopes to run a marathon in Africa in 2017 and Antarctica in 2019.

“I would love to join the seven-continent club as well as do the ‘holy trinity’ of marathons – London, Boston and New York,” said Ms. Maggs.  “I have four continents down, three more to go.”

“My goal is to raise $100,000-plus for the Canadian Diabetes Association through Team Diabetes,” Maggs explained. “I figure I have another 20 years of running in me to achieve my objective. So far, I have raised almost $60,000.”

In addition to raising money for the more than nine million Canadians living with diabetes, her family has also been personally touched by the disease.

“My children’s father died in 2005 due to complications with diabetes,” said Ms. Maggs. She also lost an aunt and a great uncle to the disease and her children’s uncle also has diabetes.

“If my children do have it, I want there to be a cure. I am quite confident we will find a cure in my lifetime.”

Ms. Maggs also sells cakes and candles to raise money for the cause, with 100 per cent of proceeds going to the Canadian Diabetes Association. For more information or to donate to the cause, visit or

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