Post Event – Walkathon 2017

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, Development committee members, HCI Board members, who played a significant role in planning, organizing and executing this memorable event!! 

A huge thanks to Gary Gurmukh (GGSLTD)  and Dave (Reflex2000 Inc) for the generous donation of high quality T-Shirts with impeccable art work.

Many thanks to all our advertisers who made this event possible.  

The highlight was the “Kids Walk”… Kids from 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 15 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 and ninth- Gift baskets – Rohin Iyer & Goutam Goel

Tenth – Artist’s painting – Kishore

4 x $50 coupons to CHASKA – Padmaja, Prabha Raghavan, Arun Valliappan, Tim Silvester

Enjoy the photos..