On June 27, 2019, at its annual Canada Day BBQ and wrapping up its Cystic Fibrosis Canada fundraising month, Siemens celebrated reaching $2 million in accumulative giving to CF Canada!
Siemens and Cystic Fibrosis Canada partnered in 1997 when the company sponsored the Breath of Life Ski Challenge, founded by two time Olympian ski racer and Cystic Fibrosis Canada champion, Ken Read. It was the stories of cystic fibrosis (CF) community members like Ken and his nephew Andrew’s fight with CF that first caught the attention Siemens.
Back in 1997, the median age of survival for a Canadian born with CF was only 32; today, after 22 years of partnership with Siemens, it is over 50 years of age. In its history with Cystic Fibrosis Canada, Siemens has supported the annual Walk to Make Cystic Fibrosis History, hosted fundraising events including the Siemens annual hockey tournament and soccer tournament, in its 11th year, and encourages employees to give back through its corporate match program. Siemens employees across Canada shine in June when they participate in a month-long fundraising campaign for Cystic Fibrosis Canada, including raffles, bake sales, yoga class, garage sale, coffee day and more.
Thank you to the colleagues at Siemens for your unwavering support, creativity when it comes to fundraising and for making a difference in the lives of the more than 4,300 Canadians who live with cystic fibrosis.
Congratulations of reaching $2 million!