"Team Golden Girls" channeled their inner Amazons and ran, lifted, climbed, crawled, and even swam through ice water during a 5km obstacle course on May 25. The team represented CENTURY 21® Canada in the Woman2Warrior adventure race benefiting Easter Seals camps in B.C. Click here to learn more about the event.
The Golden Girls shattered their goal of donating $2,100 ─ and raised $3,760 to send kids to camp. Easter Seals provides the ultimate camping experience for over 900 children and young adults with disabilities every summer in B.C. alone.
"At the finish line, Easter Seals kids said 'thank you' and passed us our medals. That was so powerful and really made the whole event for me," said Tina Godard, director, online recruiting, CENTURY 21 Canada.
In only the second year of this unique and challenging event, Woman2Warrior 2014 raised almost $160,000!
“What a great way to spend a Sunday. We ran, we climbed, but most importantly, we helped send kids to camp,” said Jennifer McKenzie, online content specialist, CENTURY 21 Canada.
How are Easter Seals camps different?
Each camp is specially designed and equipped to accommodate children and young adults with special needs. The addition and maintenance of ramps and lifts, the modification of doorways, washrooms, the purchase of specialized sports equipment like climbing walls and giant swings are just a few of the expenses unique to these kinds of operations.
About the Kids to Camp program:
In 2009, CENTURY 21 Canada introduced the Kids to Camp program, sending children to one of 16 summer camps run by Easter Seals across the country. Through events like The Drop Zone, 24 hour relays, and locally organized fundraising functions, System members have provided over 1,000 children with the independence of fully-accessible summer camps and memorable experiences throughout Canada.