Heels for Words
Heels for Words is an annual fundraiser walk for Cowboy Aphasia Camp.
Heels for Words
Saturday, June 19 | 9 a.m.
OSU-Tulsa, Parking Lot A
This year's event will be both in-person and virtual as we emerge safely from the pandemic...making America's brightest orange juice out of the lemons thrown our way by COVID. Find more information on Heels for Words and the Cowboy Aphasia Camp on the Heels for Words Facebook page.
Walkers with Aphasia walk free. Participants can get tickets to sign up as a walker, purchase event t-shirts and/or donate at the online ticketing website.
About Heels for Words
Heels for Words began as a class project led by the OSU-Tulsa Communication Sciences and Disorders graduate class of 2013. Now in its ninth year, the primary goal of the Heels for Words project is to raise awareness of aphasia.
Aphasia is an impairment of language that limits a person’s ability to understand, speak, read and write. It occurs as a result of brain injury, such as stroke, head trauma, brain tumors, or infections. While aphasia can steal words, it does not affect intelligence or competence.
Heels for Words provides funding for Cowboy Aphasia Camp, an annual treatment experience for people with aphasia, and a training opportunity for graduate speech-language pathology students. These events build a bridge between those with aphasia and the community in which they live. We believe this can lead to more meaningful lives for both those challenged by aphasia and members of the community. By participating in Heels for Words, you are taking steps to raise awareness of aphasia!