Imagine facing one of your greatest fears all in the name of helping others.
That’s exactly what Don Lawby, President and COO of CENTURY 21 Canada plans to do. He has decided to step up his commitment to Easter Seals and its cause by announcing that he will confront his fear of heights and participate in the Easter Seals Drop Zone this year.
“For 30 years, I’ve been promoting Easter Seals and their cause and it’s now time for me to take action,” he said in a January 7th blog post. “I am pledging to do the Easter Seals Drop Zone plunge this year.”
His participation is part of the CENTURY 21 Kids to Camp Program, now in its third year, where CENTURY 21 Canada system members raise money in support of Easter Seals fully accessible camps across the country. Since 2008, CENTURY 21 Canada System members have sent 558 children to camp through this initiative. In 2010 alone, CENTURY 21 raised close to $410,000 for this program.
“Children with disabilities overcome challenges every day of their lives,” he writes. “So what’s a little fear of heights…except for the sweating and shaky knees and the inexplicable urge to run for safety…No, there is no turning back, I’m going to do Drop Zone this year.”
Don Lawby, who has also been newly appointed to the Easter Seals Canada Board of Directors, is calling upon CENTURY 21 system members to open up their wallets and hearts. Money donated will support Easter Seals programs in the home province of the donor and the province that raises the most in support of the cause will host Don’s rappel.
To learn more about the Drop Zone and to register to participate, visit www.thedropzone.ca.