Shrinebowl 2017 speaks out a strong message “#CutTheBull” to raise funds for Shriners Hospitals for Children® – Canada

Shrinebowl 2017 speaks out a strong message “#CutTheBull” to raise funds for Shriners Hospitals for Children® – Canada

Canada NewsWire

MONTRÉAL, Sept. 26, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ – Media representatives are cordially invited to a press conference for the simultaneous launch of the 31st Edition of the Canada Shrinebowl and the #CutTheBull campaign. In attendance will be former player for the Canadiens and radio host at 91.9 Sports, Georges Laraque, who is the Honorary Chairman of this year’s game, Stingers (Concordia University) and Vert & Or (Sherbrooke University) coaches,  Mickey Donovan and Mathieu Lecompte, Mike Keys, Chairman of the Shrinebowl Organizing Committee and Jacques Boissonneault, Administrator of Shriners Hospitals for Children — Canada. Our patients Nia, 12 years old and Broden, 11 years old, Shrinebowl 2017 Queen and King of will also be available to answer questions from the media and speak about their hospital experience.

Date: Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Shriners Hospitals for Children – Canada
1003, boul. Décarie, Montréal (Québec) H4A 0A9
Parking: P3A 100 – bring your ticket at reception

Since 1987, this popular traditional event has raised almost one million dollars to benefit the Hospital and the care given to our patients. This year, the #CutTheBull campaign is partnering with this intercollegiate football game to raise awareness on the fact that youths with limitations are twice as likely to be bullied at school or elsewhere.

 

SOURCE Shriners Hospitals For Children

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Autism Speaks Canada Announces their Annual Fundraising Walk Returns to Vancouver / Richmond

Autism Speaks Canada Announces their Annual Fundraising Walk Returns to Vancouver / Richmond

Canada NewsWire

TORONTO, Sept. 26, 2017 /CNW/ - Autism Speaks Canada, part of North America’s largest autism science organization, announced that the Vancouver/Richmond Autism Speaks Canada Walk will take place at Goodlife Fitness Family Autism Hub on Sunday, October 1.  Registration opens at 8:30 with the Walk taking place at 11:00 am.

Walk, Volunteer, Donate at ASCWalk.ca. (CNW Group/Autism Speaks Canada)

The Autism Speaks Canada Walk events are the signature fundraising events for Autism Speaks Canada.  Since they began, they have raised over $11.7 million in support of autism research, services, greater understanding of autism and collaboration with partners across Canada. Powered by Love, the Walk brings individuals and families, friends, coworkers and communities together to support and connect with one another. Walkers are encouraged to raise funds and enjoy the day, complete with family-fun activities, quiet zone, resource fair and walk.  All participants who raise $150 or more qualify for a commemorative 2017 T-shirt.

“Thanks to the tremendous community support and the work of our volunteers, our Autism Speaks Canada Walks continue to provide funding to impact the lives of individuals and families living with autism,” said Jill Farber, Executive Director.

“We are also grateful for the dedication of Toys”R”Us and Babies”R”Us Canada.  Their exemplary support of our Autism Speaks Canada Walk program, in-store fundraising and awareness campaigns such as the Sensory Friendly Shopping event have played a pivotal role in helping us enhance the lives of people with autism.  We couldn’t ask for a better partner,” said Jill. 

Thank you to Cineplex and our local sponsors Wawanesa Insurance, Westrow Food Group, Global BC and CKNW Radio.  

It’s not too late to register to walk, fundraise and donate for Sunday’s walk at www.ASCWalk.ca or contact Janet Anderson janetanderson@autismspeakscan.ca or call 1-888-362-6227. 

About Autism
Autism is a general term used to describe a group of complex developmental brain disorders – autism spectrum disorders – caused by a combination of genes and environmental influences. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by communication difficulties, social and behavioral challenges, and repetitive behaviors. An estimated 1 in 68 children is on the autism spectrum. 

About Autism Speaks Canada
Autism spectrum disorder or autism, refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviours, speech and nonverbal communication. We now know that there is not one autism, but many subtypes, and each person with autism can have unique strengths and challenges. Causes include a combination of genetic and environmental influences, and many are accompanied by medical issues such as GI disorders, seizures and sleep disturbances. It is estimated that 1 in 68 children is on the autism spectrum. To find resources, join a fundraising walk or make a donation, go to www.autismspeaks.ca.

About Toys”R”Us and Babies”R”us
Toys”R”Us (Canada) Ltd. and Babies”R”Us are part of Toys”R”Us, Inc., the world’s leading dedicated toy and baby products retailer. Toys”R”Us, Canada operates 82 full-sized stores across the country. For store locations and convenient online shopping visit www.toysrus.ca and www.babiesrus.ca.

Follow Toys”R”Us, Canada on Facebook (Facebook.com/ToysRUsCanada), Twitter (@ToysRUsCanada) and Instagram (@ToysRUsCanada)

Join the autism community as we walk and fundraise to improve the lives of everyone living with autism spectrum disorder. (CNW Group/Autism Speaks Canada)

SOURCE Autism Speaks Canada

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Friendship Circle of Montreal takes on Dr. Seuss for Walk4Frienship event being held in the Old Port of Montreal

Friendship Circle of Montreal takes on Dr. Seuss for Walk4Frienship event being held in the Old Port of Montreal

Canada NewsWire

MONTREAL, Sept. 25 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Friendship Circle of Montreal is hosting its annual Walk4Friendship event this Sunday, October 1, registration at 11 am, at the Clock Tower Pier in the Old Port of Montreal. Friendship Circle is a charitable organization that provides children, teens, and adults with special needs a place to focus on their abilities, build friendships, and experience inclusion.

The Walk4Friendship is organized to raise awareness of the importance of an inclusive community.  This community event raises funds that are crucial to the existence of the Friendship Circle and go towards the numerous camps, after school activities and regular outings provided to those who are a part of Friendship Circle. These programs are designed to nurture participant’s social, physical, and cognitive skills. Friendship Circle works individually with each family to understand their specific needs and concerns related to their child’s disability. Through these programs special needs children are given the opportunity to explore their community, build friendships and interact with typical peers.

Through the Walk4Friendship fundraising event Friendship Circle plans to raise $500,000 by organizing teams and reaching out to sponsors in the community. Some of the sponsors for this year’s event include RBC, Hypertec and Toyota St. Laurent to name a few.

Racheli Edelkopf who has been with Friendship Circle for over 5 years and is one of the organizers of this year’s Walk4Friendship event, says “There is a lot of planning that goes into this event but it is all worth it to show our friends with special needs that the community supports them and to raise awareness for the services we provide. We are asking people to come and join us this Sunday, but we also want those who may need us to know that we are out there for them.”

To donate, participate and learn more about the Friendship Circle and the Walk4Friendhip, visit www.friendshipcircle.ca

About the Friendship Circle Friendship Circle has been providing assistance and support for more than 300 families of children with special needs since 2001 and enriches the lives of over 500 volunteers annually. Friendship Circle pairs teen volunteers with children who have special needs and together they participate in daily, weekly and monthly programs. To learn more about Friendship Circle visit www.friendshipcircle.ca. To learn more about this event visit www.walk4friendship.ca

 

SOURCE Friendship Circle of Montreal

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