THERE ARE TWO WAYS TO HELP!
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. Come and rollerblade around the track at Gage Park and help raise money for Tour for Kids, an event created by the Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation that directs 100% of donations to support children with cancer. The Tour For Kids event supports three of the largest pediatric oncology camps in Ontario, which run year-round programs that allow children with cancer to just be kids again.
Come register before skating and then rollerblade the track from anytime from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 24. Visit our Win the Cup! page to learn how your team can participate. (link please) Thanks for your support.
Ask your friends and family to make a secure online donation to Tour For Kids here.
A tax receipt for donations over $20 will be immediately sent by email.
Simply fill out the form, download a pledge sheet and raise pledges from your family, neighbours and friends.
WHAT IS TOUR FOR KIDS?
For the third 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. Cyclists ride 2 or 4 days through the Ontario countryside, cycling up to 200 km per day – fully supported by a large group of volunteers, with evening presentations from the camps and celebrations happening nightly. With the support of the Brampton Rotary Club, community sponsors and caring families and children in Brampton, over $35,000 has been donated to Tour For Kids in the last two years.
These generous donations were split among the 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 2010, 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 communities everywhere.
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.
Register as a rider or a volunteer at www.TourForKids.Com
Please visit us at www.CoasttoCoastAgainstCancer.org