Paul Davis: Child Cancer Telethon

Once again, Paul Davis is partnering with WOKV for the Care-A-Thon held at Nemours Children’s Specialty Care in Jacksonville. All proceeds go to benefit the Child Cancer Fund.

Paul Davis: Join us at the Firecracker 5K

Join us for a run through the beautiful Amelia Island Plantation. Events include a 5K run/walk, a 5K youth event and a kids fun run. 

FirstService Residential: Red Nose Day May 21st

FirstService Residential: Lincoln Tunnel Challenge 5K to Benefit Special Olympics NJ

Forget the tolls and traffic…RUN the Lincoln Tunnel! This unique 5K takes runners through the tunnel and back, all to benefit Special Olympics New Jersey.

The Lincoln Tunnel Challenge is one of the most unique races in the country that not only is underwater but also spans two states. Participants will run or walk a 5K (3.1 miles) certified USATF course. The toll booths in Weehawken, NJ mark both the start and finish of the race. There is a cone turnaround once participants reach the NYC side of the tunnel.

All proceeds benefit Special Olympics New Jersey and the 26,000 athletes they serve.

CertaPro: Kids Comfort For Cancer Event Honors the Legacy of a Friend to Many

Traci DiStefano

Traci DiStefano was known to many as a real-life Wonder Woman

Traci DiStefano was a force of nature. A friend to many, her smile would light up a room. Wherever Traci went, fun and laughter followed. Traci was known for her contagiously positive spirit, love of life and was described by many as a true “wonder woman.” She had an expansive group of friends, many of whom she had known most of her life, who ranged from peers her own age to the children of her friends.

When Traci was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, her network of friends and family — “Traci’s Tribe” as she called them – rallied around her to help. She approached her treatments with optimism and her characteristic ability to see the beauty in life, even during the toughest times.

When Traci tragically lost her battle in 2019, she left a huge void in the lives of those who knew and loved her. Traci’s Tribe wanted honor her memory in a way that would be meaningful to her. Because of the excellent care Traci received at the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, the Tribe decided to host a fundraiser to benefit the cancer center. The Kids Comfort for Cancer event would be a way to thank them for caring for Traci, and also to help others facing treatment.

A special fundraising committee

Committee members

Committee Members Casey Stone (left) and Ava Cohen.

A committee of eight was formed to begin making plans for their inaugural event. What made this committee unique is that it was comprised of four adults and four young teens, who shared equally in the responsibility for making sure all details were covered. The event co-chair was 14 year-old Casey Stone, daughter of CertaPro CEO Mike Stone.

Traci was one of Casey’s mother Kim’s dearest friends, and Traci was like an aunt to Casey. Although Casey has always demonstrated a caring for others, having held fundraisers for various causes for more than half her life, this event was even more special. Casey wanted to honor her friend’s legacy in the best possible way, creating an event that brought families together to celebrate Traci’s life and inspiring other kids to get involved in meaningful causes.

 

A family friendly event with activities for all ages

The event was held on the anniversary of Traci’s passing, at CertaPro’s new corporate headquarters in Audubon, PA. To keep with the family-friendly theme, event organizers planned a wide range of interactive activities such as corn hole, balloon art, a kids’ arts and crafts area, photo booth, ping pong, face painting and much more.

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The committee garnered financial support from many local business

Leading up to the event, committee members hand made bracelets and colorful cancer awareness ribbons and assembled baskets to sell at the event. Attendees got to choose which cancer they wanted to represent at the event, making it even more meaningful to those whose lives have been touched by cancer. The committee also worked with local retailers, restaurants and service providers to donate items to be used for the raffle and silent auction. Cav’s Philly Tailgates generously donated all food and service staff for the event.

Special event speakers included an oncologist from Fox Chase and two cancer survivors whose shared their personal experiences. The committee set a fundraising goal of $15K, and when all was said and done, the event raised more than $50K. In addition to promoting the event on the Social Purpose event calendar, Casey was invited by local media to appear on news shows to raise awareness of the event, which she did with poise and grace.

When we spoke to Casey, she shared details of the important life skills she acquired through this process – time management, prioritization, agenda creation, goal setting, communication, public speaking and teamwork. She even deployed a post-survey to event attendees to determine what they liked best about the event and if there were any suggestions for the future.

When asked about her favorite memory of Traci, Casey shared a special moment. The Christmas Eve before Traci’s passing, Casey and her friends organized a group of 25 carolers for a surprise visit to Traci’s house where they sang some of her favorite carols. She was shocked and happy to see them, and overwhelmed by their kindness. It was another cherished memory of Traci that will live in their hearts forever.

Finding your Social Purpose can happen at any age, and getting kids involved is a great way to set them on a path of charitable service to others.

LIV North: Join Us at the Joy Ride 2020 for Make-A-Wish Northern Alberta

Proud supporters since 1993, Apple Fitness is proud to sponsor Joy Ride 2020. As part of its commitment to support Make-A-Wish and the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation, the company is providing 30 spin bikes to be used at the event. Following the event, these extremely popular, commercial-grade  Keiser M3i Indoor Cycles will be offered for purchase for a special price of $1,899 plus tax — nearly $1,000 off retail. And it gets even better: Apple will donate $100 for every bike sold back to Joy Ride 2020!

So, gather your coworkers, friends or family and join the Joy Ride! Teams will embark on a 12-hour stationary ride at this energetic and fun filled event.

The more people on your team, the more ways you can divide your 12 hours. One person from your team must be riding at all times. Ride for 3 hours or ride for 15 minutes but whatever you do, don’t stop riding.

At Make-A-Wish Northern Alberta and the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation, kids are our first priority. We share a community of children—many Stollery kids are wish kids too—and offer support at different points of their medical journeys. We have a common goal: to give sick kids a fighting chance and change their lives.

By forming a team and joining the Joy Ride, you will make a difference in the lives of our kids. It’s an event that requires just a little of your time but makes such a big impact in return.

For more information and to register, see yegjoyride.com.

 

FirstService Residential: Calgary Corporate Challenge – Human Bonspiel

Corporations and companies from Calgary and Area get together to compete as Human Rocks in curling.

25% of the registration cost is donated to Calgary KidSport.

We have 8 teams that will be participating from Feb. 24-27 and if any of our teams make the finals they will compete on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020.

FirstService Residential: Arizona Donation for Boys Hope Girls Hope (BHGH)

FirstService Residential Arizona is seeking cleaning and hygiene products and gift card donations on behalf of the Boys Hope Girls Hope (BHGH) organization. BHGH’s mission is to nurture and guide motivated young people in need to become well-educated, career-ready men and women.

BHGH supports 90 young scholars from 6th grade through college seniors, and 16 of those scholars live in their residential homes. Your support helps provide essentials for all scholars and their families so that they can focus on their education. Thank you in advance for helping this wonderful cause!

https://bhghaz.org/

DONATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2020 AT THE FOLLOWING FIRSTSERVICE RESIDENTIAL ARIZONA OFFICE LOCATIONS:

Scottsdale Office

9000 E. Pima Center Parkway, Suite 300 Scottsdale, AZ 85358

Peoria Office

19150 N. Arrowhead Fountains Center Dr., Suite 200 Peoria, AZ 85382

Tucson Office

7616 N. La Cholla Boulevard Tucson, AZ 85741

Questions? Contact Julie Geist at julie.geist@fsresidential.com.

CertaPro: Join Us to Raise Funds for Kids Comfort for Cancer

Please join us for a fun, family night of great food, spirits, raffles, games, silent auctions, and DJ. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the patients of Fox Chase Cancer Center.

Tickets are $45 for adults or $80 per couple and $20 for children.

100% of the proceeds of sponsorship contributions and other donations will go directly to the brave patients at Fox Chase Cancer Center in loving memory of Traci DiStefano. For more information, please visit tracistribe.org.

 

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