Sometimes your path in life takes you to unexpected places. While in high school I could never have imagined all the different opportunities I would get to take part in while finding my way to a career that I love. After finishing my undergrad degree I went on to do a Masters degree at the University of Toronto (U of T). One thing that many people don’t know about U of T, is that the research that is done there extends far beyond the U of T campus. Many of the professors have labs that are located in the hospitals around the downtown core.
I choose to work in a lab that did research on vision. In my lab we were not only a part of U of T, but also part SickKids. During my 3 years at SickKids I learned so much, and was amazed to see the work that they do first hand. Walking the halls side by side the littlest and bravest patients out there really makes you appreciate just what you have and shows what a special place SickKids is.
That is why when my younger sister broke her leg so badly that our local hospital would not cast it, I knew she was in great hands when they transferred her to SickKids. And when I was sitting in the NICU with Monkey, I could reassure the mom in the cubicle next to us that if her little one needed to go to SickKids it was a good choice to make and the care that here little one would be just what he needed.
On September 26th you can be part of a full day of family adventure as part of the Canaccord Genuity Great Camp Adventure Walk to benefit SickKids. We are lucky to have a hospital that is committed to child-specific care and continuing research to offer new and better treatments.
The goal of The Great Camp Adventure Walk is to raise $2 million dollars for The Possibilities Fund at SickKids Foundation. But they can’t do it alone. Show your support and take part in this “Challenge-by-Choice event”.
YOU choose how far you walk with 5km, 10km, 15km or 20km walks with the opportunity to stop at fun “campsites” (activity centres) along the way. Campsites ware fond ever 2.5 km along the walk, each with a unique theme and activities. Stop for some playtime or to grab a quick snack this is fun event for the WHOLE family, even your dogs are welcome to join in.
When you sign up for the Great Camp Adventure Walk use the promo code social to save $10 off the registration fee. Don’t forget your registration fees include a full day of fun activities, food (breakfast, lunch and snacks), as well as a t-shirt and more.
Don’t forget to enter The Great Camp Adventure Walk Contest as well. You can enter to win 1 of 5 $100 donations to the teak of your choosing as well as $100 for yourself!
Learn more about the Great Camp Adventure Walk at WalkforSickKids.ca and get out for a fun day full of activities for the whole family to enjoy.
Disclosure: I am part of the Canaccord Genuity Great Camp Adventure Walk for SickKids campaign with Influence Central and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.