Nathan Toner was inspired to raise funds for the IWK Foundation after he and his wife, Ashlee, had to take their newborn son, Myles, to the IWK’s Emergency Department in December 2021.
The Dude Run is an annual motorcycle ride that began in 2013 in memory of Reggie (The Dude) Dempsey, an avid motorcycle rider who passed away that year. The ride raises funds to help support children in need, including Maritime children who rely on specialized care at the IWK.
Over the last 15 years, the Canadian Sunshine Kids Foundation has been a dedicated supporter of the IWK’s hematology/oncology/nephrology inpatient unit, contributing $145,000. Most recently they made a very generous donation of $25,000 in 2022.