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Unbreakable Spirit Walk for OI Program 

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Unbreakable Spirit Walk for OI is one of our signature fundraising and awareness events, taking place in cities all over the United States.  Powered by volunteers and families with loved ones with OI, Unbreakable Spirit walks generate funds to improve the quality of life for individuals affected by OI through research to find treatments and a cure, education, awareness and advocacy.

As you plan your Unbreakable Spirit Walk for OI event, I am here to help!  Please call Gretchen Schock, Development Coordinator at 301-947-0083 x31 or email with your questions or concerns.


KY walkers 2007

The Unbreakable Spirit walk events are about...

Fun with Family
A variety of activities for kids and adults to enjoy. Local activities may include music, face painting, sand art, tae kwon do demonstrations, carnival games, food, and/or other activities to keep everyone entertained.

Each participant chooses the number of laps they will walk or wheel.

Helping Others
You and your family will be acting together to improve the lives of people in your community and throughout the nation who live with this painful brittle bone disorder.

Jack R. at 2007 MA event

How you can help . . .

Walk or wheel individually: Join with walkers and wheelchair users, exercising for themselves or participating to help others with OI. The pledges you raise will help us improve lives!

Form a team: A team can be 2 or more people. Recruit everyone you know, come up with a fun name, and motivate each other!

Show your Spirit: If you don't want to walk or wheel, contact us about volunteering or just come and cheer us on. Everyone is welcome!

Raise Funds: We hope that you join us at the event to show your support and help raise awareness. If you are unable to attend, you can still help by making a gift or raising pledges.

The Wright family at the 2007 Walk with Isaac event


Unbreakable Spirit Walk for OI Events


3rd Annual Unbreakable Spirit Walk for OI: Sacramento, CA



For instructions on setting up your own personal web page to raise pledges for a Walk for OI event, click here and wait for the file to appear on your screen.


Launch your own
Unbreakable Spirit Walk for OI event!

View a full overview in PDF format.

Questions? Contact Development Coordinator Gretchen Schock at or 1-800-981-2663. 

Osteogenesis imperfecta . . .

Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is a genetic disorder characterized by fragile bones that break easily. It is also known as "brittle bone disease". Rolling over in bed or sneezing can cause a fracture. In addition to frequent fractures, other symptoms can include loss of hearing, brittle teeth, or respiratory difficulties. There is no cure for OI yet, which affects an estimated 20,000 - 50,000 people in the United States.

Our Foundation . . .

The Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) Foundation began in 1970. The Foundation’s mission is to improve the quality of life for people affected by OI through research to find treatments and a cure, education, awareness, and mutual