Superheroes raise $230,000 at Cedars Cancer Foundation’s Splash and Dash

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Splash and DAsh

Splash and DAsh

by Rhonda Massad

With red capes flying behind them and wind in their hair, young cancer patients took to the race track at McGill Sports Complex on Saturday, November 3. Friends, family, patients, and doctors put aside their cancer challenges for a few hours to bike, run and swim to raise funds for Sarah’s Floor. Pet therapy, music therapy, Dr. Clown, nurse training and social services are just the tip of the iceberg as to the programs generated by the millions of dollars raised in the past 17 years.

Olympic medalist Joannie Rochette and West Island Blog's Rhonda Massad
Olympic bronze medalist Joannie Rochette and West Island Blog’s Rhonda Massad

 

In 2001 Sarah Cook, the fund’s namesake, wanted to help other young patients who had cancer. Sarah, then 8 years old wanted to make a difference. The fun day runs all day with games, inflatables, and prizes for participants and spectators of all ages. This year the event raised a staggering $230,000.

 

Splash & Dash is the signature event for Sarah’s Fund at Cedars Cancer Foundation that raises critical funds for the needs of young cancer patients who are hospitalized on Sarah’s Floor, the inpatient Hematology- Oncology division, at the Montreal Children’s Hospital.

 

Splash and DAsh

1 COMMENT

  1. Hey Rhonda! Who were the woman and child in the lead photo? They weren’t identified. Did you get their names? I think it may be someone I know, Catherine King. Michael

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