SARAH’S FUND FOR CEDARS: CELEBRATES THE 18TH EDITION OF SPLASH & DASH
Montreal, November 4th, 2019: Bright and early on Saturday, November 2rd, 2019, over 500 people including 300 race participants gathered at the McGill Sports Complex for the 18th edition of Splash & Dash, which raises funds for Sarah’s Floor at the Montreal Children’s Hospital through Sarah’s Fund for Cedars. 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 for Cedars Go Beyond their wildest dreams for paediatric oncology.
Splash & Dash raises money for Sarah’s Fund for Cedars, 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 18 years for Splash & Dash and Sarah’s Fund for Cedars.
The 18th Annual Splash & Dash would not be possible without the incredible help of the Gold Sponsors: Pfizer, CN, Christina Miller Read Estate Group, Air Canada Foundation, Gildan, Kamik, 3Macs/Raymond James, Rossy Foundation, Summit Maritime Corporation and Stikeman Elliott, A huge thank you as well to the Race Sponsors: Argus Transport Canada, BMO Nesbitt Burns, Credit Suisse, Fednav, Lallemand, Novarthis, Paysafe, Philhobar, and Sigvaris Group.
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 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: Wendy Lutfy Cherbaka firstname.lastname@example.org Splash & Dash Event Manager 514 656 6662 x 226
2019 Splash & Dash Air Canada Raffle Ticket Winners
Two Economy Class return tickets valid for travel to any Air Canada scheduled destination
in North America including Hawaii, Mexico and the Caribbean.
*certain conditions apply.
A 60” Sony Smart TV
Canada Goose one women’s parka
Please e-mail: Wendy Lutfy at the Cedars Cancer Foundation at: email@example.com to claim your prize.
A note from Event Chair: Stefanie ButtThe organizing committee and I are excited for another year of Splash and Dash. 2019 is a milestone year for the event, as we celebrate our 18th anniversary. The event has come a long way since its inception but has always perpetuated Sarah Cook’s vision. We have seen it grow, evolve and transform into an event our community continuously looks forward to each and every year.
As Splash and Dash embarks on its 18h edition, we are happy for the continued support and leadership of Cedars Cancer Foundation.
Since its inception, countless volunteers, corporations, students and families have come together as runners, swimmers, bikers, sponsors and donors to Splash & Dash. Thanks to their efforts and generosity, Splash and Dash has raised over $ 2 million for Sarah’s Fund for Cedars.
Our focus again this year is to support vital programs and services to improve the lives of young cancer patients on the hematology/oncology division of the Montreal Children’s, Hospital.
There are many ways to support and be part of our Splash & Dash family; be it by volunteering, participating, or coming out to cheer on our participants. Splash and Dash is an extraordinary way to engage your colleagues, family and friends in a great physical activity all while making a valuable contribution to your community by supporting Sarah’s Fund for Cedars.
We hope you will join us again for another fun-filled day, as we celebrate life and the courage of our heroes and help us continue to Go Beyond our wildest dreams,.
Chair, Splash & Dash 2019