Scotiabank Challenge: Nearly $35,000 for The Lighthouse
On April 21st and 22nd, some 72 people ran for The Lighthouse Children and Families at the Scotiabank Charity Challenge. Participants raised $33,900 for the Lighthouse.
Several employees, partners and even families from the Lighthouse put their shoulder to the wheel during this sports fundraiser. Members of Juliette's family, who frequently comes to the Lighthouse, took part in the event. "It's unifying. We do something together. Juliette is our granddaughter, but there are others like Juliette who suffer from a life-threatening disease", explained her grandmother, Maryse. "It's like a tribute to those kids," said Juliette's mom, Marie-Eve.
Maxime Vandal, who is a member of the Lighthouse Board of Directors, was also present. "I run for the Lighthouse with my family, in memory of my sister who died at a young age and in homage to my mother who braved the worst of storms. Donating to the Lighthouse is more than offering support to afflicted families. It's a very concrete gesture that really makes a difference. "
Funds raised through the Scotiabank Charity Challenge are for personalized care for children with life-threatening illness; activities with children and their families; support for families throughout the disease trajectory and the "grief counseling" program; and training of Lighthouse employees.
The Scotiabank Charity Challenge is a turnkey fundraising program that allows runners to support local initiatives and make a big difference in people's lives. The participating charities keep all the funds raised.
The Lighthouse is driven by the energy and generosity of the Challenge participants and donors. On behalf of the children and families of the Lighthouse, a thousand thanks!