National Walk Sponsors
Cystic Fibrosis Canada is privileged to have such dedicated sponsors and partners. We want to thank our national walk sponsors for their passion, dedication and hard work to help create a world where cystic fibrosis is no longer a progressive life-shortening disease.
We invite you to read more about our sponsors below. For more information about sponsorship opportunities, please email
Eighteen years ago, CARSTAR became a proud supporter of Cystic Fibrosis Canada after learning that a franchise partner’s granddaughter had been diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. With over 239 locations across Canada, CARSTAR is the national leader of auto collision and auto glass services. Since 1997, Cystic Fibrosis Canada has been their charity of choice. Through various fundraising events including the annual CARSTAR golf tournament and the annual Soaps it Up National Car Wash, CARSTAR and its franchise partners have donated over $2.5 million to Cystic Fibrosis Canada. Every year CARSTAR strives to increase the money it raises to invest in Cystic Fibrosis Canada’s life-saving research and advocacy programs. A great example of their long standing support to Cystic Fibrosis is portrayed through their commitment as national partner of the “Walk to Make Cystic Fibrosis History”.
For more than 100 years the innovative ideas from Siemens have helped make Canada a better place. From the Atlantic to Pacific oceans, more than 4,500 employees in Canada work together to provide answers that last in the fields of industry, energy, healthcare and infrastructure solutions for cities. Siemens and their employees are long-time supporters of Cystic Fibrosis Canada. For more than 16 years, Siemens has shared a passion to help create a world where cystic fibrosis will no longer shorten lives and help to promote healthier communities. Siemens Canada matches every dollar raised by their employees through the “Walk to Make Cystic Fibrosis History”, hosts an annual soccer tournament and holds many employee based fundraising initiatives.
Vertex is a global biotechnology company that aims to discover, develop and commercialize innovative medicines so people with serious diseases such as cystic fibrosis can lead better lives. In addition to our clinical development programs focused on cystic fibrosis, Vertex has more than a dozen ongoing research programs, including at its R&D site in Laval, Quebec, aimed at other serious and life-threatening diseases. We are grateful to Vertex for their continued support of the “Walk to Make Cystic Fibrosis History”.
Kin Canada has been Cystic Fibrosis Canada’s National Partner since 1964 and is this year’s National Volunteer Partner. Kin Canada is the nation's largest all-Canadian service club organization. Kinsmen, Kinette and Kin clubs across the country work to better their communities, enhance the well-being of Canadians and improve the environment. Each year Kinsmen and Kinettes host a variety of fundraising and awareness building activities in support of cystic fibrosis, Kin Canada’s national project.
Since 1964, Kin members have raised over $42 million for cystic fibrosis research and patient care. These dedicated volunteers raise funds through a variety of activities including golf tournaments, lotteries, galas, telethons, bake sales, and road-toll events and through the walk. Cystic Fibrosis Canada thanks the Kinsmen and Kinettes, for everything they are doing to help find a cure for cystic fibrosis.