Walmart raises one million dollars
For 24 years, Walmart Canada, through the Children’s Miracle Network, has been a tremendous partner of the IWK Foundation.
This past year, Walmart Canada stores across the Maritimes in partnership with you, their customers and the community, raised an amazing $1,006,097. This outstanding total made them the first-ever donor to present a cheque over $1 million on the IWK Telethon for Children on CTV.
IWK Run for Families
More than 5,000 people participated in the IWK Run for Families on the Confederation Bridge as part of BridgeFest 150 on June 18. Together, they raised over $223,000 for the IWK Foundation. With walkers and runners from every province, 16 US states – and even Germany and Australia – this event was the largest Canada 150 event east of Montreal. Wow!
IWK 250 laps the competition
Since 2007, stock car racing fans eagerly gather in Antigonish, NS at the Riverside International Speedway for the IWK 250 presented by Steve Lewis. Every year, a NASCAR driver is selected to drive the “Cat Car for Kids,” which is brought to the IWK Health Centre before the race so that patients can sign it. Over the last 11 years, the IWK 250 has helped raise awareness and more than $438,000 for the IWK.
Youth fundraising for the IWK
We are grateful for all our donors, especially our amazing youth. Every year, countless Maritime youth donate their birthday money or host a fundraiser for the IWK, proving there is no age limit on generosity.
One such donor is Mya Williamson from Moncton, NB. An IWK nephrology patient and brain tumor survivor, Mya raises money in a variety of ways, but most often by selling Brave Stones – magnets she hand paints with friends and family. This past February, Mya was the Change Challenge Hero for the Moncton Radiothon and raised $11,755.81, bringing her lifelong fundraising total for the IWK Foundation to over $30,000!