SUPPORT KIDS IN OUR COMMUNITY
In addition to great ribs and music, Rotary Rib ‘n’ Roll is an opportunity for you to help serve your community in a tangible way. Join us at Rib n Roll and help support four great organizations – William Osler Health System, Tour for Kids, ErinoakKids and the Rotary Club of Brampton Youth Activities. By attending Rib n Roll you help these great causes.
WHAT IS TOUR FOR KIDS?
For 11 years, the Rotary Club of Brampton has supported Tour for Kids and Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation.
Tour for Kids is a multi day charity cycling event in the Niagara Region. Together, we raise funds and awareness for childhood cancer benefiting Ontario’s three cancer camps: Camp Trillium, Camp Quality and Camp Oochigeas. These programs do not receive government funding and must rely on donations to carry on their essential programs for families dealing with their child’s cancer diagnosis. As more children survive childhood cancer, social interaction with peers and being able to manage day to day activities with limited mobility is key to the success of their recovery. Cancer camp, is not just fun or just camp – it’s a way of delivering care to children and families dealing with childhood cancer. Quite simply, camp is good medicine.
Tour for Kids is an important, sustainable source of funding for the incredible childhood cancer camp organizations in Canada. Since 2004 Tour for Kids has raised and distributed more than $12 million to these amazing organizations. Through the camping experience, children and families experience a renewed sense of hope, courage and a whole new perspective on life. Kids are free to be kids again while at camp, and the focus is never around the disease but rather on the joys of childhood. Kids thrive in the fresh air, surrounded by their friends, and special camp counsellors. Laughter replaces needles and early morning polar bear swims replace endless rounds of chemotherapy and radiation. Evening campfires, sing-songs, high ropes, archery, fishing, arts and crafts or just hanging with your counsellor, are the building blocks of recovery for these children.
In Canada, 1,700 children are diagnosed with cancer each year to join the more than 10,000 children living with this disease. Although great strides in treatment and care have been made, childhood cancer is still the leading disease-related cause of death for Canadian children. While more than 80 per cent of children survive cancer, more than 60 per cent of survivors of childhood cancer face late effects of their disease and treatment, including neurocognitive impairments, sterility and secondary cancers. Childhood cancer has a devastating effect on parents, siblings, extended family, friends and communities everywhere.
For more information about Tour for Kids visit: www.TourForKids.Com/Ontario
To Ride or Donate visit: TourforKidsOntario.greatfeats.com
To learn more about Coast to Coast, visit us at www.BeyondKidsCancer.coM