Many children ranging in age from infant to 16 years within our region along with their families deal with Childhood cancer on a daily basis.

The Kitchener Rangers have teamed up with former Ranger and current Columbus Blue Jacket, David Clarkson to run a program called Clarky’s Kids.

Clarky’s Kids” provides children from Grand River Hospital’s POGO (Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario) Satellite Centre the opportunity to experience the excitement of a Kitchener Rangers game and visit with players and coaches in and out of the hospital. As well, this program continues to raise funds that aid in the support of local families and siblings dealing with a child that has cancer.

From 2002 to 2005, Clarkson spent countless hours supporting local community programs. His goodwill and commitment to both the team and the region have inspired numerous people of all ages. He was honoured with the Ted Scharf Award in 2002-03 and 2003-04 for being the Kitchener Rangers Humanitarian of the Year. "It's great to be able to come back and support a community that supported me when I played here." - David Clarkson


All monetary donations directly benefit the Pediatric Oncology Clinic at Grand River Hospital as well as the Pediatric Oncology Financial Assistance Program (POFAP). POFAP aids local families with the costs of food, accommodation and babysitting during their child's cancer treatment.

If you wish to contribute to the cause please send a cheque to Kitchener Rangers, c/o Clarky's Kids - Michelle Fortin, 400 East Avenue, Kitchener, Ontario, N2H 1Z6.

Cheques may be made payable to Kitchener Rangers/Clarky`s Kids. Tax receipts are issued directly to you from POGO and Grand River Hospital Foundation.


For the past 25 years, POGO has been working on behalf of Ontario's childhood cancer community to continually improve care for children with cancer.

The clinic located at Grand River Hospital is one of six POGO satellite oncology clinics in the Province of Ontario set up to deliver cancer care closer to home.

To find out more about POGO visit their website at
To find out more about Grand River Hospital visit their website at


Please contact Michelle Fortin, Manager of Brand Marketing.

POGO Charitable Registration Number: 871067245RR0001
Grand River Hospital Foundation Charitable Business Number: 88918 0394 RR 0001