Leo DelZotto (Pres) & Barbara Kennedy (Ex Dir) congratulate Irving Buchbinder - setting a new record as top WALK OF LIFE individual fundraiser at $13,300. Incentive prize of a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 donated by Rogers Communications.
Top 10 overall with their times for WALK OF LIFE 2012 5Km RUN:
1) Jimmy Semes - 20:05
2) Matt Bedernjak - 21:06
3) Trevor Reid-Sneath - 21:11
4) Jason Rotstein - 21:18
5) Josh Redmond - 21:56
6) Gmon Kung Ho - 22:12
7) Bruce Dvorsky - 22:39
8) Brian Nason - 23:05
9) Kyle McColligan - 23:55
10) Rebecca Dolson - 24:22
WALK OF LIFE - SUNDAY May 27th, 2012
By Barbara Kennedy-Executive Director - Cardiac Health Foundation Of Canada
The WALK OF LIFE has evolved into a magnificent multi-dimensional event. It is all-encompassing, embracing young and old alike from all 'walks of life'. It offers something for everyone...and families, friends and local supporters celebrate together championing the cause of cardiac health and rehabilitation.
The WALK OF LIFE 2012 is taking place in a dramatic NEW location to accommodate the growing number of supporters and to offer something for everyone. Nestled in downtown Toronto's lush ravines in a setting of awe-inspiring heritage buildings, the Evergreen Brick Works is the venue for this special event on Sunday, May 27th. The entire facility, including the Koerner Gardens, the Holcim Gallery, the Young Welcome Centre and the open pavilions will be part of the registration and pre-walk festivities. Participants receive royal treatment with free parking, T-Shirts, an elegant heart healthy breakfast from WHOLE FOODS, special shuttle buses from the TTC, and even dogs are warmly welcomed. Roger Petersen, anchor/reporter for CityNews, has once again graciously offered to serve as the program host to introduce the surprise celebrities, sports team mascots and live entertainment, and John Stanton, founder of the Running Room & Walking Room, has lent his support again as the Honorary Chair.
The traditional 3KM & 5KM WALK and the newer 5KM RUN will take place along the Moore Park Ravine/ Belt Line trail north of the Brick Works. The NEW 10 KM CYCLE will be led by the Ride For Rehab's cycling duo, Alexander Holton and Vanessa Parlette, and will go south along the Don River on the Don Valley Trail.
The top three male and female runners will be awarded wonderful prizes as well as the winners of the TOP INDIVIDUAL FUNDRAISER and FRIENDS & FAMILY TEAM , CORPORATE TEAM, and NATIONAL SPONSOR TEAM competitions. Prizes include Toronto Maple Leaf hockey tickets, Toronto Blue Jays baseball tickets, dining & gift certificates and more! As an initiative to register early, a special EARLY BIRD Draw Prize of a $500 gift certificate for organic meat has been donated by Beretta Farms Inc. Those who register by April 30th will be eligible to win.
The Evergreen Brick Works will also be open to the WALK OF LIFE participants after the WALK, with an invitation to partake in historic tours of the site, activities for kids & adults, exhibits focused on climate change and green design, the Evergreen Garden Market featuring organic plants and unique items for sale and the onsite restaurant, Café Belong. In addition, the celebration of 'Doors Open Toronto' also begins after the WALK OF LIFE, highlighting further exciting festivities.
Sponsors, donors and volunteers have all contributed greatly to the success of the WALK OF LIFE, providing generous monetary and in-kind donations. NATIONAL SPONSORS include: Tridel Corporation; Rogers Communications; The Mikey Network; The Bank Of Montreal; The Printing House; Great-West Life, London Life & Canada Life; The Brand Factory; and Inno-Vite. The goal for 2012 is to beat last year's record of $450,000 and attract 2,000 attendees. Funds will be earmarked for prevention, education and cardiac rehabilitation by supporting over 25 cardiac rehab programs in hospitals across Canada through the National WALK OF LIFE campaign with medical equipment; patient education & literature; five $3,000 graduate scholarships; several major professional and public education lectures and the development of the Heart Wise Exercise Program in Toronto.
Special Message from John Stanton, President and Founder, Running Room and honorary Chair of WALK OF LIFE 2012 :
"On May 27, 2012, Join the Walk of Life, a multi-dimensional event for people of all athletic abilities to educate, entertain and get you in shape. The walk will embrace you to lose weight and savour the right lifestyle choices for the rest of your life. Come on now, you can do it! "
WALK OF LIFE 2012 Promo at Tridel’s Lunch & Learn - “Brick by Brick ..The House That Jack Built”
Pictured: Anthony Westenberg, Spokes person for Evergreen Brick Works Deena DelZotto, Presentation on grandfather Jack DelZotto Barbara Kennedy, Executive Director Cardiac Health Foundation OF Canada Leo DelZotto, President of Tridel and Cardiac Health Foundation