The Walkathon 2017 was a grand success!! Great weather, large turnout and lots of fun!!
Our heartfelt THANK YOU to all for your support and trust... !!
We raised $ 21,000 (net) from this Walkathon and you have helped us double the donations with matching from "Grand Challenges Canada"!!
All the money raised will be directed to our flagship program... "Early Intervention" of childhood disabilities in poor, rural India.
Handi-Care Intl., expresses its heartfelt gratitude to all volunteers who played their role in planning, organizing, executing, administrating and finally rejoicing the happy faces of children in India who are receiving the much needed Early Intervention from this initiative.
The highlight was the “Kids Walk”… Kids age 3 and more, enthusiastically participated in 1.5 KM walk, led by a youth volunteer… They cheered each other on, sang along the way and had a good time, while learning about why they are walking and how they can contribute to a better world!!
All the children’s activities – Face painting, Henna, crazy hair & several games, were well received and thoroughly enjoyed..
Many thanks to “South Indian delight” breakfast…. yumm… Pongal, Idlis, Sambar, Chutney and Mysore Pak, set the pace for the walk, talk, Yoga, mingle and a great day !!
Thanks to all the volunteers who took so much effort to prepare them in the wee hours of the morning !!
Our heartfelt thanks to CHASKA restaurant for providing an amazing lunch package. It was sold out within 30 min., and everyone was raving about their main lunch combos and the mouth watering Mango Lassi.
Kids and Pizza go hand in hand… big hit as usual..
Our Raffle draw was the grand finale ….. We had several prizes to give away !!!
Thank you all for buying the raffle tickets and supporting a great cause!!
The winners are…..
Grand First Prize: 2 tickets to Florida – won by Ferdy Yam
Second prize : 25,000 Aeroplan points – Ryan McNamee
Third – Signed Raptors Jersey – JR Francis
Fourth – Raptors game ticket – Dr. Shobana Ananth
Fifth – Spa massage – Wancy NG
Sixth – Philips Sonicare power brush – Shawn Button
Seventh – Eurojet coupon – P. Rajaram
Eighth – Gift basket – Rohin Iyer
Ninth – Artist’s painting – Kishore
4 x $50 coupons to CHASKA – Padmaja, Prabha Raghavan, Arun Valliappan, Tim Silvester
Wishing you all the best and looking forward to walking with you in 2018 !!
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