CENTURY 21 “women warriors” brave obstacle course to support Easter Seals kids
CENTURY 21® Canada team C21® Strong’s six participants ran, climbed, and crawled through the annual Woman2Warrior 5km obstacle race in support of Easter Seals camps in BC. The team doubled their 2014 fundraising total, contributing an impressive $6,716 – enough to give three kids a fully-accessible summer camp experience!
CENTURY 21 Canada’s own vice president of marketing, Chiyoko Kakino placed 2nd in overall fundraising totals for the race.
“I support Easter Seals camps because they allow kids to focus on their abilities, on what’s possible,” said Kakino. “I’ve personally experienced the wellness and confidence that outdoor, physical activity builds. Every child should benefit from the once in a lifetime experiences of summer camp.”
The team is proud to have contributed to the race’s total fundraising effort of $125,000, benefiting Easter Seals kids by providing the ultimate camping experience for over 900 children and young adults with disabilities every summer in BC alone.
The event was held on Sunday, May 24 at Swangard Stadium in Burnaby, Vancouver.
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.
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.
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Communications & Marketing Strategist
CENTURY 21 Canada