Join the "Walk of Life"
The "Walk of Life" is multiple fundraising
events, staged across Canada to raise awareness and to support cardiac
rehabilitation programs. The funds are raised locally through registration
fees and/or pledges with the proceeds staying with the local program
to purchase equipment, for patient education, materials and services.
The "Walk of Life" was initiated nationally
in 2003 at 15 communities across Canada, raising over $200,000 for cardiac
rehabilitation. Our goal for 2006 is to involve as many as 40 programs.This
series of events (walkathon, run/walk etc.) is made possible by the Cardiac Health Foundation of Canada (CHFC). The CHFC is a registered charitable
organization founded in 1965 as " Marina Lodge" with a focus
on raising funds for research and equipment in Toronto. Renamed in 2001,
the Directors of CHFC decided to take more of a national focus by collaborating
with the Canadian Association of Cardiac
Rehabilitation (CACR) on this national event.
CACR is a national
not for profit association of health professionals who work in cardiac
rehabilitation. The CACR is dedicated
to building awareness of the benefits of cardiac rehab, research, continuing
education, and program consistency through national guidelines. The CACR and
CHFC are working together on the "Walk of Life." This is a
collaborative effort to provide leadership to the participating local
cardiac rehabilitation programs and to solicit national sponsorship.
Funds raised through the local CHFC Walk event support the Terry Kavanagh
Lecture at the CACR Annual Symposium and up to 3 CACR research awards
of $3,000 each for cardiac rehabilitation or a related field at a Canadian
Benefits of Staging a national event in your community
- National promotion of local fundraising activities.
- National sponsorship to offset local expenses
thus raising local net revenues.
- Volume discounting of t-shirts and brochure
design and printing.
- Use of an established contact for T-shirt supply & screening,
incentive prizes and draw prizes
- Discounted incentive and draw prizes.
- Multi site national walk events attract larger
- Expertise of several well established event
organizers available to "first time" organizers.
- National event tools (brochure, letter of agreement,
final report template) to facilitate local planning and participation.
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