I recently received an email from Malcolm, a teacher and volunteer who is also a participant in the annual Canuck Place Adventure Challenge. He informed me about this event that place in the fall (going on 3 years now) that involves performing various physical tasks while raising funds for Canuck Place Childrens Hospice.
Canuck Place Children’s Hospice provides palliative and respite care services for sick children in BC Canada
On Saturday September 6th, 2008 over a hundred participants will gather in Panorama Park in Deep Cove, North Vancouver. Leading up to the event they will be collecting pledges and as for Malcolm, he’s also been blogging about the whole thing, every step of the way.
[In 2007] “The run was uphill in both directions, or so it appeared …5 hours and 17 minutes of being in one of the most beautiful areas of the world was a great way to spend a Saturday despite the number of bike riders swearing their way through the boulders and hills of Mt. Seymour.” [Adventure Challenge – Blog]
Best of luck to Malcolm doing the 6km kayak plus 32km bike plus the 8km run for such a great cause. If you’d like to support him he has his personal online pledge link listed on his blog.
Canuck Place Children’s Hospice opened its doors in 1995, offering specialized care for children with progressive life-threatening illnesses and for their families. Thanks to funding support from individuals, organizations and corporations, hundreds of families from across B.C. have access to Canuck Place’s services, at no cost to them.
Canuck Place was the first free-standing hospice for children in North America and its model of care has been used for many hospices recently established… …The goal of this specialized care, known as pediatric palliative care, is to enhance the comfort and quality of life for both the child and their family. [Canuck Place – About]
More information about the event is available on the Adventure Challenge or Canuck Place website.