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.
For the fourth year in a row, the Rotary Club of Brampton has supported Tour For Kids and the
Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation. Tour For Kids is an adult cycling event, organized
by the Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation, which is dedicated to improving the quality
of life and the positive outcome for children living with cancer. With the support of the Rotary
Club of Brampton, community sponsors and caring families and children in Brampton, more
than $50,000 has been donated to Tour For Kids in the last four years.
These generous donations support children attending one of three children’s oncology camps,
Camp Trillium, Camp Oochigeas and Camp Quality. 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 2017, the challenges are greater than they have ever been. 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 82 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
With more kids being diagnosed with this terrible disease all the time, and so many of them
looking forward to attending camp this summer, we encourage you to make a generous donation
or consider cycling in the upcoming Tour For Kids cycling event. Please give generously and
help to make a difference in the lives of these courageous children.