Over the course of the next 14 days I will be on a mad campaign to raise as much money as I can for The Kidney Foundation of Canada. The goal: raise $5000.
A few days ago my friend Rick Chin was notified that he had won the first stage of the Big Mountain Challenge – a contest offered by Banff Lake Louise Tourism. This means that Rick will be awarded a cheque for $15000 for the charity of his choice should he and a guest1 successfully climb three mountains: Sulphur Mountain, Cascade Mountain, and Mount Temple.
How did Rick pick a charity?
After graduating from University of Guelph‘s Department of Mathematics & Statistics, Rick found himself working at the University of Calgary as part of a nephrology research group. Over the years he has learned how devastating Kidney disease can be, and how much research is still needed. Selecting The Kidney Foundation of Canada as his charity of choice was easy.
So why the need to raise $5000 in 2 weeks?
Banff Lake Louise Tourism are also offering to match, dollar-for-dollar, any donations that we can raise in 14 days (up to $5000). This means that we could be handing over a cheque for $25000 to The Kidney Foundation of Canada.
How do I donate?
If you have a few spare dollars and want to help out, click here – or click on The Kidney Foundation of Canada link on the right hand side of this page.
Every dollar counts. And remember, in this case, every dollar counts as two.
1 This is where I fit in.