A note from Event Chair: Stefanie Butt
I'd like to first and foremost thank everyone who joined
us to celebrate Splash and Dash’s Sweet Sixteen. Whether you were a Hero, a
participant, a volunteer or just simply there to take in the fun, on behalf of
the organising committee thank you, you are the reason why we spend countless
hours preparing for the day.
Thank you to Pfizer our title sponsor for its continued commitment to Splash and Dash, as well as all our sponsors, Splash and Dash would not have been possible without your incredible support.
Thank you to our dedicated volunteers who have come out
year after year to help us out and help make Splash and Dash what it is.
Thank you to our Heroes, patients on Sarah’s Floor and ou local Montreal celebrities who came out to participate for our annual Heroes & Celebrity race. It was as always, the day’s highlight. With bright smiles and resilience that inspired; a powerful reminder as to why the Montreal community has come together for the past 16 years for Splash & Dash and Sarah’s Fund for the Cedars Cancer Foundation.
Thank you to the Cedars team who was a constant source of support and professionalism. I wouldn’t have made it to this day without your tireless efforts. A special thanks to Wendy and Anna and Jeff and their incredible team at Cedars for all their work behind the scenes.
Thank you to Christina Antoniou and Shelley Kohut our sponsorship committee co-chairs and to the sponsorship committee for all their hard work soliciting our corporate sponsors.
Thank you to the organizing committee who spent countless hours preparing for this day. We may have been splashing and dashing on Saturday but the Committee completed a marathon in preparation for the day. I couldn't be luckier to have such a dedicated team to work with.
Thank you to Norman and Lorena Cook for believing in my leadership skills and giving me the privilege to make Splash and Dash GO Beyond its wildest dreams and continuing the vision Sarah had 16 years ago.
Montreal, November 6th, 2017— Bright and early on Saturday, November 4th, 2017, over 500 people including 300 race participants gathered at the McGill Sports Complex for the 16th edition of Splash & Dash, which raises funds for Sarah’s Floor at the Montreal Children’s Hospital through Sarah’s Fund for the Cedars Cancer Foundation. Each team made up of three people ranged from families with young children to corporate teams. What these teams all had in common was a desire to bring awareness, raise necessary funds and help Sarah’s Fund and the Cedars Cancer Foundation Go Beyond their wildest dreams for paediatric oncology, by raising over $230,000.
Splash & Dash raises money for Sarah’s Fund, founded in 2001 by a then 8-year old girl undergoing treatment for Ewing’s Sarcoma. Since its inception Sarah’s Fund has raised over $12 million to support the needs of the Hematology-Oncology division at The Montreal Children’s Hospital.
All races that took place throughout the day had three components: run swim run or swim bike run! The high energy, family friendly competition was accentuated by the spirited music, blow up attractions, fantastic food and tantalizing raffle prizes!
The annual Heroes & Celebrity race was as always, the day’s highlight. Local Montreal celebrities raced with the true heroes of the day, the patients of Sarah’s Floor. With bright smiles and resilience that inspired all who attended the day’s participants gathered to watch the Heroes race; a powerful reminder as to why the Montreal community has come together for the past 16 years for Splash & Dash and Sarah’s Fund for the Cedars Cancer Foundation.
The 16th edition of Splash & Dash would not have been possible without the incredible help of the Gold Sponsors: Pfizer, BMO Nesbitt Burns - Tim Andersen, Christina Miller Real Estate Group, Gildan, Kamik, Nova Steel, Rossy Family Foundation, Summit Maritime Corporation, 3Macs/Raymond James. A huge thank you as well to the Race Sponsors: Argus Transport Canada, CN, CroweBGK, Fednav, Philhobar and Sigvaris, The day would not have been the success it was without the dedication, enthusiasm and support of our volunteers.
All proceeds from Splash & Dash will support Sarah’s Fund for Cedars Cancer Foundation who has made its mission to make a meaningful difference in every child’s life that has been touched by cancer at the Montreal Children’s Hospital.
The mission of the Cedars Cancer Foundation is to support the Cedars Cancer Centre at the MUHC and Sarah’s Floor at the Montreal Children’s Hospital by providing exceptional patient care, treatment, research and training benefitting the Cedars’ pediatric, young adult, palliative and adult philanthropic missions.
For more information, contact:
514 656 6662
Race results are available here!