Shave Your Lid for a Kid
Shave Your Lid for a Kid
Shave Your Lid for a Kid is Kids Cancer Care's largest fundraising initiative, raising more than $9 million since its inception in 1998. The shave program is successful because of you. Each year, hundreds of Albertans like you shave their heads for our kids. This bold move shows moral support for the kids who lose their hair during cancer treatments, while raising money for camp, research, hospital and scholarship programs for young people affected by cancer.
5 steps to a stellar shave.
Planning a shave is easy. Just follow the steps below and you'll be on your way to a spectacular hair-razing event:
Download a shave kit.
Set a fundraising goal, date and location for your shave.
Register your shave online with Kids Cancer Care.
Spread the word. Tell all your friends and family, teachers and colleagues about your shave. Share your fundraising goal with them and invite them to join your shave as a shavee or pledger. Contact their office for promotional ideas.
Make your shave event fun. Invite your friends. Bring music. Have a BBQ for your supporters. Shave yourself a Mohawk first. Start a competition between shavees with a prize for the highest fundraiser.
Shaving your head is a great way to raise money while showing moral support for kids who lose their hair during cancer treatments. If bald isn't your style, you can always opt for a haircut or pledge someone else who is shaving. Check out the new shave video here and share it widely.
Shave Your Lid for a Kid is a grassroots initiative sponsored by Trico Homes and made possible by thousands of brave Albertans who shave their heads and raise vital funds and awareness for children with cancer.
For more ideas on how to promote and organize your own shave or for help registering and pledging online, contact Leah Nelner at 403.984.1223 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To find out more about our Shave Your Lid for a Kid program, contact Leah Nelner at 403.984.1223 or email her at email@example.com.
March 6, 2015
1st Annual Friends in Motion: Bowl-A-Thon
The Bowling Depot, #146 - 5255 McCall Way N.E.
Registration: 1:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
Event: 2:00 p.m.
Post Event Party: 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
In addition to the registration fee of $1,000, teams are encouraged to set a fundraising goal and challenge their friends, family and colleagues to help them send kids to camp or adults on adventures. Every dollar raised translates into an unforgettable summer experience for a person with a disability.
Make a difference and help people with disabilities by putting your Friends in Motion!
Between Friends is very excited to announce a brand new event in 2015 – the Friends in Motion: Bowl-A-Thon! This event will couple together a favorite past time with a great opportunity for Calgary teams to come together to raise funds for Between Friends. Teams can represent corporations, unions, churches, families or just a group of like-minded individuals!
Teams of 4 or 5 will register and be paired with a Between Friends Member. They will then compete for highest score in this challenging and fun tournament. Teams are encouraged to dress in costume, come up with a unique team name and of course raise funds for a great cause!
The money you raise will support children and adults with disabilities whose participation in Camp Bonaventure and Adventurers has a significant impact on their quality of life. The individual cost of 2 weeks at day camp for a child or a week-long trip out of town for one of our adults is approximately $1,000. Challenge your friends, colleagues, and family to sponsor an additional camp session or an out of town trip! There will be great prizes for best costume, highest score, best team name and many more!
Between Friends Club is a Calgary-based charitable organization providing people with disabilities the opportunity to connect, grow, and belong through social and recreational activities. They provide programs throughout the year for people of all ages and all disabilities. They also run accessible summer camps for children, youth and adults, and inclusive camps with community partners.
March 7, 2015
Parents’ Quest for the Cure Gala: Finding Neverland
The Westin Calgary, 320 4th Ave S.W.
Tickets $275 or $2,500 for a table of 10
“All you need is faith and trust, and a little bit of pixie dust.” Tinkerbell
Think a “Happy Thought” and take a leap-of-faith as you’re swept away into the enchanted world of Neverland, where anything is possible. Let your imagination take flight and indulge in the romance and excitement. Experience a night of fine dining, dancing and entertainment with Calgary’s favourite emcee and eternal Peter Pan, Dave Kelly. Be on the lookout for the notorious Captain Hook and the spirited Lost Boys and Tinkerbell. By attending the gala, you are helping give hope and life to children with cancer. Funds raised at the Parents’ Quest for the Cure gala go directly to childhood cancer research in Alberta.
Parents’ Quest for the Cure gala is a Kids Cancer Care event made possible by MNP and other generous sponsors and donors.
March 14, 2015
St. Patrick's Day 10K and 5K Run/Walk and Kids 1k Shamrock Shuffle
Eau Claire Market, 200 Barclay Parade S.W.
Warm up activities and snacks: 9:30 a.m.
10km run or walk starts at 10:00 a.m. sharp
5km run or walk start at 10:15 a.m. sharp
Kid’s Shamrock 1K Shuffle: Immediately after 10k and 5k runners are finished (about 11 a.m.)
Entry Fees: $30 until Feb. 14, $35 until March 11
Shamrock 1K Shuffle: $20.00 – includes t-shirt
Distances: 5 km/10 km
This is how:- Register as a participant- Enter as a Team (4-10 people) in the Team Challenge- Pledge a participant
Get your “GREEN ON” and celebrate St Patrick’s Day in support of First Responders, Emergency Services and Military Families.
You can support this organization by collecting pledges: Download a printable pledge form and information about the fantastic prizes available. Tax receipts will be issued for donations with complete donor information (full name, address, postal code, phone number). Cheques must be made out to the Diakonos Retreat Society.
Where will the funds for this event go: Funds will directly support the challenges resulting from post-traumatic stress and critical incidents that happen within the families Diakonos supports. Proactive workshops provide resources to build into family resiliency.
March 21, 2015
Rogers Insurance Run for L’Arche
Eau Claire Market, 200 Barclay Parade S.W.
Half Marathon Early Start - 9:00 AM
Half Marathon Race time starts at 10:00 A.M.
5 mile (8 km) Race time starts at 10:15 A.M.
1 km. Fun Run Walk time starts at 10:30 A.M.
Half Marathon: $65 til March 1, $70 til March 14
5 mile (8 km): $40 til March 1, $45 til March 14
1 km. Fun Run: $20 til March 1, $20 til March 14
The 5th anniversary edition of the Rogers Insurance Run for L’Arche will be held on Saturday, March 21st at Eau Claire Market and they are planning for this year's event to be the biggest and best to date.
The Run for L'Arche was started in 2011 and has raised over $150,000 for L’Arche Calgary’s homes and programs for adults with developmental disabilities. The Run for L’Arche was started by a group of Rogers Insurance employees after they traveled to France to participate in a marathon and had the opportunity to meet Jean Vanier, the founder of L’Arche. Their visit inspired them to organize a half marathon to raise funds to support the L’Arche Calgary community.
This event is now one of the most popular events on the Calgary race calendar thanks to enthusiastic volunteers, pancake breakfast and a race that truly welcomes all levels of participants.
The insurance industry has supported the Run for L’Arche since the beginning and Economical Insurance has been the presenting sponsor since 2011. To promote the race within our industry, awards are given out annually to insurance participants. These awards include fastest broker, fastest underwriter and much more.
All race proceeds from the 2015 Run for L’Arche will go to support the L'Arche Calgary's homes and programs for people with developmental disabilities. Established in 1973, L'Arche Calgary currently supports 28 people with developmental disabilities. L'Arche is an international federation of 137 L’Arche communities in 40 countries, founded by 2012 Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Jean Vanier in 1964.
If you are not a runner, you can sign-up for the 1K Fun Run Walk and join a large group from our community on the pathway through Prince’s Island Park. Of course, you could just show up on race day and support our community and all of the runners if that is more your style!
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