April 29th marked Ledcor’s sixth consecutive year of fundraising for and participating in Cadillac Fairview’s walk/run in support of the Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario (POGO) and Toronto’s SickKids Hospital. Ledcor was a Gold sponsor of the event, and together with their team of 48 was able to raise $52,010.00 through fundraising activities, supplier contributions, and a corporate match.
We are proud to announce that the top three individual fundraisers for the event are all members of the Ledcor family. Congratulations go to Kenneth Wang for raising $7,250.00, to Darren Lobo for raising $3,425.00, and to Jay McCarthy for raising $3,250.00!
The annual event, which has been running for 14 years, not only raises life-saving funds for POGO, it also brings together thousands of individuals in support of all those who are or have been touched by the stress and heartache of cancer. It serves as a powerful reminder to all participants that we need not ever struggle alone, that help is always available and, with it, the hope that we can improve the lives of those affected.
No story exemplifies this sentiment better than the young boy who got a second chance at life after receiving a stem cell transplant last year during his struggle with Leukemia. Last July he returned home to family and friends and was able to return to school and even hockey practice last fall.
It is stories like this that inspire us to participate year after year, and we would like to extend a big thank you to all those who have joined us over the past six years. Your combined efforts and donations have made a world of difference to the patients and their families and we are grateful to be able to fundraise alongside such committed individuals.
The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is a world-renowned academic health sciences center and is ranked as one of the top pediatric health-care facilities in the world. POGO was founded in 1983 by a group of pediatric oncologists to champion childhood cancer care and control. SickKids has collaborated with POGO to deliver the right care at the right time and in the right place for children with cancer and their families.