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Dress as your Favourite 007 James Bond Character and Join Us for a Night of Poker

Dress up as your favourite James Bond character and join us for a CameronHelps 007 Poker Night on April 27, which is a major fundraising event for the charity. It will also be a celebration of President David Harris’ 13th consecutive Mississauga Marathon and Bob Wordham’s Hacksaw’s Crusade for Youth Mental Health. Buy your tickets here now!

Tickets are $60 per person or $100 for a couple and a portion of your ticket is tax deductible. The 007 Poker Night is at the Port Credit Royal Canadian Legion and starts with dinner at 6 pm and the Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Games, which are free with your admission, starts at 7 pm. There will be a DJ, cash bar and silent auction and prizes for the Best 007 character costume. With your ticket purchase, you will receive dinner, play instruction and lots of poker chips.  At 9 pm we’ll take a short break and resume with elimination play. There will be lots of prizes and fun for everyone. For inquiries email info@cameronhelps.ca.

If you can’t attend but would like to donate to the David Harris 13th annual Mississauga marathon run, go here. To contribute to the Bob Wordham Hacksaw Crusade, go here. (Robert, for his 80th birthday will be running the Mississauga Half-Marathon and is working hard to raise $100,000 from his supporters, all of which will go to CameronHelps.)

Planning for Spring Runs in full swing so register now and start training!

Team Unbreakable runs have expanded this spring so you have even more opportunities to join a team and start training! You can sign up for one or all of them now at our registration website. All runs feature a finisher’s medal and breakfast.

New this year is a Toronto-based spring run June 11, 2017 at Coronation Park (across from the CNE). But first off the mark is the Mississauga Marathon run events (from 5, 10, 21 or 42 kilometre lengths) which are held May 6 and 7th. Join our Team Unbreakable crew and raise money for youth mental health programs.

During Children’s Mental Health Week, we partner with the Halton school boards and organize a Mother’s Day weekend run which is on May 13.

Finally, there is the original Team Unbreakable run, the Father’s Day 5k in Port Credit which happens on June 18. All of the location, times, fee information is on the registration website. If you have any questions, though, contact us at info@cameronhelps.ca.

Hacksaw Challenge unique way to celebrate 80th

CameronHelps board member Bob Wordham isn’t taking it easy for his 80th birthday next year.

Instead he’s decided to run a half-marathon to celebrate his milestone birthday and raise $100,000 for the charity –11 months from now. If you think that’s an ambitious target, Bob is no slouch when it comes to raising large sums for good causes. He has raised $72,000 and $88,000 for two separate Run for the Cure events, with proceeds going to Cancer research and support services.

With his recent service volunteering for mental health charities, Bob wanted to channel his fundraising efforts to help the Team Unbreakable progams. “CameronHelps is expanding its Team Unbreakable programs which enables access for thousands more young people in dozens of communities,” says Bob.

With a campaign this large, planning is already underway and will get into full swing in early summer. Bob is hoping to enlist “kilometre captains” who will agree to raise $5,000 for every kilometre he runs on his way to the finish, a full 21 kilometres. The event will be held May 7, 2017 at the annual Mississauga Marathon, which starts at Square One mall.

The name Hacksaw refers to Bob’s playing days as a rough and tumble rugby player. He didn’t participate in any running events until his 63rd birthday when he ran his first Run for the Cure event. Now, he hopes his four grandchildren—two from the U.S. – will run with him for the last 5 kilometres of his half-marathon. Through his busy life in business as a CEO and executive, Bob hopes to tap into his many friends, former colleagues and family connections to reach his goal.

Youth mental health is an area that is sorely neglected and underfunded and support from organizations such as CameronHelps can really make a difference in helping “at-risk” youth, Bob says. To donate to the Hacksaw Challenge go to this link. http://hacksawscrusade.com/

To become involved in volunteering and planning, contact Bob at bobwordham@ica.net