Superhero Run in support of Niagara Children’s Centre soars to new heights raising over $55,000!
Oct. 17, 2017
On October 15th Niagara Children’s Centre held its 3rd annual Superhero Run proudly presented by The Viola-Salter Group. Over 550 Niagara Superheroes converged on Brock University’s campus to participate in a 1K fun walk| 5K run. This annual family-oriented event brought together families who are involved with the Centre and community supporters, all with a common purpose of having fun and raising funds to support Niagara Children’s Centre.
“We are thrilled this event has grown into a favourite for the families of our Centre and members of the community. ,” says Oksana Fisher, CEO. “It was great to see all the participants dressed as their favourite Superheroes and having a lot of fun. We are so proud that this year’s event gained so much support from both corporate sponsors and the local community. ”
There was something for everyone. The IK walk featured ten fully accessible superhero-themed activity stations that children of all ages and abilities enjoyed. Adults also got in on the action including the St. Catharine’s Professional Firefighters donning full gear to compete in the 5K run. The event wrapped up with a lunch and raffle prizes.
With over 550 people in attendance the event raised a total of $55,000 for Niagara Children’s Centre. All funds raised from the event will go towards providing therapy programs for children with special needs living in the Niagara region. One Centre parent, Lisa Strum elaborated on what the day meant to her family, “It was truly wonderful to see children of all ability levels out enjoying the event together. It was so well organized, and well thought out and just an amazing time from start to finish! The staff and volunteers were so helpful and you could tell they were really enjoying themselves -- it set the tone for the day. Everyone was just having a great time, and it was reflected on the faces of every single person there. What a truly amazing, amazing event! ”
Thank you Niagara Superheroes, for supporting Niagara Children’s Centre mission of “helping kids shine”.
The Viola- Salter Group- Presenting Sponsor
Niagara Prosthetics, Walker Industries, St. Catharines Professional Firefighters Association, Midas, Brock University, Minute Man Press, Grant Thornton, SunOpta, BUSU, KPMG, The Boldt Team, Credit Bureau Services, Aurora Tancock, Bell Media, Kaupp Electric, Shebe Resort Cottages, DeVries Fruit Farms, Old Dutch, Air Canada, Just Direct Promotions, Niagara Inflatables