What a month! Thousands of Canadians walked with us (rain or shine) at more than 70 CARSTAR Walk To Make Cystic Fibrosis History locations on May 29, 2016. We were pleased to see so many of you come out and raise funds to help support life-saving cystic fibrosis research and care. Thanks to our passionate and committed walkers, fundraisers and volunteers, we have raised an astounding 3.5 million dollars – and counting!
First, I’d like to highlight and thank our amazing national sponsors. We are grateful for our Title Sponsor, CARSTAR Automotive Canada Inc. and our National Walk Partners, Siemens Canada Limited, Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Kin Canada for their amazing contribution to our fundraising efforts and to our cause year after year.
I would also like to express my deepest gratitude to each and every one of you who donated, fundraised and came out to support us on walk day and at many other events throughout the month. We could not have done this without you. Your support means the world to not only us at Cystic Fibrosis Canada, but to the thousands of Canadians who are living with cystic fibrosis.
THE WORK DOESN’T STOP HERE
We have ambitious goals ahead of us outlined in our new strategic direction, OneCFocus 2020. May Awareness might be over, but the work doesn’t stop here. We continue to work towards raising awareness and funds to accomplish our goals and, above all, create a world without CF. With events like GearUp4CF, Lawn Summer Nights, Shinerama and many more in communities across the country taking over the coming months, volunteer opportunities with your local chapter or joining our advocacy efforts, there are many ways to support the cause year-round and we hope you’ll join us in our efforts.
Together, we are making a difference in the lives of Canadians living with cystic fibrosis and are working toward making cystic fibrosis history! THANK YOU!
– Norma Beauchamp, CEO