Our passion, our drive, our energy to do what we do comes from the inspiring organizations we partner with, and we always strive to help them out in any way we can.We are HUGE supporters of our Charitable Partners and make sure that we participate, and or sponsor our Charitable Partner’s events and fundraisers. This weekend we are going all out and prepping ourselves for a “LotToGive Charity Weekend!” Here is what we are up to:
Walk the Wall for International China Concern
Saturday Septmeber 22nd, 2012 9:00 am-1:30 pm Stanely Park
Each year, International China Concern (ICC) organises a walk-a-thon called Walk the Wall. The walk is 10km long and participants from all over the world sign up, get sponsors and walk, raising money for the many abandoned and disabled children in China.
Walk the Wall raises the necessary funds to give life to hundreds of children and adults with disabilities by providing full-time care. ICC works to end abandonment by providing supports to families with disabled children, proving that there are ways to keep families together.
1 School 1 Day
Saturday September 22nd, 2012 1:00-2:00 pm Dance Class Jack Poole Plaza
1 School 1 Day is a unique event inspired by imagine1day’s goal that all Ethiopians have access to quality education funded free of foreign aid by 2030. The event will call upon the vibrant health and fitness community of Vancouver to participate in an hour of movement and raise enough funds to build a school in Ethiopia. Activities include yoga, dance, circuit training, running or cycling at Jack Poole Plaza. All proceeds go directly towards a 3 year, self-sustaining community education project that will result in a community in Ethiopia leading a legacy of quality education for the rest of time.
- To raise $100,000 – the cost of a 3 year, self-sustaining community education project in Ethiopia
- 2,000 Participants moving at Jack Poole Plaza on September 22nd
- To unify the Health & Fitness community to support the universal right of quality education for all
Scotiabank AIDS WALK for LIFE Greater Vancouver
September 23rd, 2012 10:00am-1:00 pm Sunset Beach
Living with HIV/AIDS is not a death sentence, it’s a battle. It’s a battle that doesn’t need to be fought alone.Support, passion and love can make a difference, and 27 years ago the Positive Living Society of BC launched the first Canadian AIDS WALK to prove it. Since then they have been walking strong. They have been walking for a change. They have been walking for life.
All proceeds raised by the Scotiabank AIDS WALK for LIFE in Greater Vancouver become part of Positive Living BC’s Complementary Health Fund (CHF).
The CHF reimburses low-income HIV-positive members for health expenses not covered by other plans ─ up to $35 monthly. Even little things such as drinking filtered water and getting the right vitamins can determine the fate of someone with a compromised immune system. Positive Living BC has over 5000 members, many of whom can’t afford the high costs of staying healthy. Currently they can only meet the needs of 583 members per month – only 12%.
Join us at all these Charity events this weekend and create your own “LotToGive weekend!” Hope to see you all there!