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CANADIAN TIRE JUMPSTART CHARITIES | Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities is a national charity dedicated to helping kids overcome financial and accessibility barriers to sport and recreation in order to provide inclusive play for kids of all abilities. With an extensive, national network of more than 1,900 Community Partners and nearly 300 local chapters, Jumpstart helps eligible families cover the costs of registration, transportation, and equipment, and provides funding to selected organizations for recreational infrastructure and programming. Supported by the Canadian Tire Family of Companies, which includes Canadian Tire, PartSource, Gas+, Sport Chek, Atmosphere, National Sports, and Sports Experts, Jumpstart has enabled over 1.5 million Canadian kids to get in the game since 2005.
With the generous support received through the Mother’s Day Run, Walk and Ride, Jumpstart will be able to reach more kids and achieve an even greater impact than we anticipated in 2017. http://jumpstart.canadiantire.ca
CALGARY HEALTH TRUST | 1 in 8 babies born will need the care of the NICU. Help us give every infant a fighting chance to live the best life possible. Your support of the Sport Chek Mother’s Day Run, Walk and Ride helps to provide the equipment and resources to give them just that.
Some babies come into the world as early as 23 weeks and weigh as little as 500 grams. How can we help them live the healthiest lives possible? The care these babies receive in the first minutes, hours, days and sometimes even months in the NICU can mean life or death and have lifelong impact on their development and future health.
Proceeds from the 2018 Sport Chek Mother’s Day Run, Walk & Ride will go towards the redevelopment of the Foothills Hospital NICU. This new space will put leading-edge research into action, combine the very best in people, space and technology and ensure that every newborn has access to the specialized care and attention only world-class NICU’s can provide.
Thank you for your participation in the 42nd annual Sport Chek Mother’s Day Run, Walk & Ride and Calgary Health Trust. Together, we are transforming health care for our community today and well into the future. For more information, visit www.calgaryhealthtrust.ca.