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|Prince George Cougars|
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 New Jersey Devil 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
CLICK HERE to view a special feature by Hockey Night In Canada on Clarkson and Clarky's Kids.
PAST FUNDRAISING EVENTS!
Fans won their share of exciting hockey memorabilia prizing! As part of an ongoing commitment to raise funds for Clarky's Kids the Kitchener Rangers and Clarky's Kids volunteers held a raffle to support the Grand River Hospital’s Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario (POGO) Satellite Centre.
1. Wendell Clark autographed framed jersey, valued at $1000.00
2. David Clarkson autographed framed jersey, valued at $900.00
3. Bobby Orr/Bobby Clarke autographed framed photograph, valued at $350.00
4. Toronto Maple Leafs card set framed, valued at $350.00
5. Don Cherry/Ron Maclean autographed framed photograph, valued at $200.00
6. Kitchener Rangers 2012-13 autographed jersey, valued at $150.00
7. Jeff Skinner autographed framed photograph, valued at $120.00
8. Gabriel Landeskog autographed framed photograph, valued at $120.00
9. Boyd Devereaux autographed framed photograph, valued at $120.00
10. David Clarkson autographed framed photograph, valued at $120.00
11. Ron Maclean, Hockey Night In Canada autographed stick, valued at $100.00
12. Family pack of four Kitchener Rangers home game tickets
(date to be determined by Rangers, valued at $80.00)
13. 2012-13 Kitchener Rangers autographed stick, valued at $50.00
Congratulations to all those who won and thank you for supporting Clarky’s Kids.
Draw took place on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 9:00am. Winners were notified by telephone.
GRHF Charitable Business Number: 88918 0394 RR 0001
Total tickets available 3,000
Lottery licence: # M672998
Amount raised will be announced soon. Thank you for supporting this great cause.
MAKE A DONATION TODAY!
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.
Thank you to everyone who has contributed to making Clarky's Kids a huge success. The community has embraced this program whole heartedly and together we have collected more than $215,000 thus far.
GRAND RIVER HOSPITAL'S POGO SATELLITE CENTRE
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. Thanks to POGO, children with cancer and childhood cancer survivors receive state-of-the-art care across Ontario.
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. POGO and the staff work closely with the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto and the Children's Hospital of Western Ontario, London.
The clinic is staffed by registered nurses who work closely with other departments within the K-W Health Centre to coordinate care for the children.
To find out more about POGO visit their website at http://www.pogo.ca/
To find out more about Grand River Hospital visit their website at http://www.grandriverhospital.on.ca/
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS PROGRAM
Please contact Michelle Fortin, Manager of Brand Marketing and Media Relations.
POGO Charitable Registration Number: 871067245RR0001
Grand River Hospital Foundation Charitable Business Number: 88918 0394 RR 0001
Thank you for considering supporting this community initiative.