Thanks to 575 participants across the country and generous supporters, Make-A-Wish® Canada is pleased to announce that its national signature fundraising event, Make-A-Wish Rope for Hope, raised $1.3 million in 2018.
Rope for Hope is a thrilling challenge where individuals raise a minimum of $1,500 in exchange for the opportunity to rappel down the side of an iconic city building. The national event took place from May through September in 12 Canadian cities. Money raised will help grant transformational wishes for children living with critical illnesses across the country.
Congratulations to Our Top Fundraisers and National Contest Winner
Make-A-Wish® would like to recognize and congratulate the 21 members of Team Toronto Climbers for raising more than $54,000 at Rope for Hope Toronto in support of Make-A-Wish® Toronto & Central Ontario. Team member, Rex Hagon, raised more than $11,000, making him the top individual fundraiser in Canada for 2018.
Congratulations to Steve Lawson, member of Team Chloe at Rope for Hope Ottawa. Steve himself raised more than $6,000 for Make-A-Wish® Eastern Ontario and his team collectively raised more than $18,000. Steve won the Make-A-Wish Canada national fundraising contest prize draw for a one-week getaway for two to Mexico, courtesy of WestJet and Monograms.
Steve’s daughter, Chloe, 16, lives with obstructive sleep apnea, Down syndrome and related health complications. Her wish will soon be granted and Steve wanted to give back to help grant life-changing wishes for more kids like Chloe.
“It floored me just how generous people are,” says Steve. “People were donating $100, $200, $300 each. Event day was a sunny, beautiful day. It was a really well-organized event and I felt super safe stepping off the building. It’s a character-building event and I enjoy challenging myself.”
Special Thanks to Our Sponsors
We would like to acknowledge and thank our corporate sponsors: Captivate Network, WestJet Cares for Kids and Monograms for supporting Rope for Hope. Our sponsors are integral to the success of the event and we are grateful for their generosity.
Registration for Rope for Hope 2019 is officially open. You may sign up for FREE for a limited time. More details about the 2019 cycle of events are forthcoming. Visit ropeforhope.ca to register for an event near you.