GoFundMe campaign helps 32 students go the distance

GoFundMe campaign helps 32 students go the distance at #BoldandCold 5k

The holiday spirit was definitely present in November as donors gave generously to help Team Unbreakable students afford the costs of completing their Bold and Cold goal runs.

Realizing that some students couldn’t participate in their 5k final event, the program staff started a GoFundMe site which raised $1,075 which allowed for 27 students to participate who would otherwise have had to sit on the sidelines.

Emails, tweets and Facebook messages got the attention of 25 donors among the CameronHelps community, who recognized the value of the Team Unbreakable program. It only took two weeks to raise the funds to pay for the registrations.

The Bold and Cold 5k Halton run got a boost from a corporate sponsor, Dr. Ian Shulman of Shift Cognitive Therapy and Assessment. He offered to sponsor a group of youths so they could take part in the Bold and Cold. You can read more here http://shiftct.com/teamunbreakable/

“The GoFundMe initiative was a great idea by our staff. We thank our donors, some of whom wished to remain anonymous, for seeing the need to jump in and help. This provided a tremendous boost to the objective of our program which is to ensure that it is available and inclusive,” said Carl Worrell, Executive Director of CameronHelps.

Here are the donors:

 

Cathy Petta

Nils Blondon

Jowenne Herrera

Richard Bailey

Gail Blondon

David Rowney

Dr. Ian Shulman

Carol Blondon

Jessica Mackey

Carl Worrell

Elizabeth McQueen

Ingrid Wilson

Eric Blondon

Gar Concannon

Rachel Terry

Cathy Morley

John Lowe

Mike Post

Tara C

Amanda Overholt

John Gillis

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