Band on the Run & Charity
Each year we pick a charity to raise money for in conjunction with the amazing efforts of the Huntsville/Lake of Bays Fire Fighters. On race day the Fire Fighters don their fire fighting gear and run the course as a team. For each $1,000 raised they run 1km. $1k for 1k! The more we raise the further they run. They’re busy training so let’s make sure we give them a good distance to cover!
Donations can be made through our system when you register, or by pledging each firefighter directly:
100% of all donations go directly to the charity.
The 2016 Band on the Run Charity is HABITAT FOR HUMANITY ONTARIO GATEWAY NORTH
Habitat for Humanity Ontario Gateway North is a non-profit organization working to break the cycle of poverty by building homes and promoting affordable homeownership, through the mobilization of volunteers and community partners.
We work with people from all walks of life as we build simple, decent and affordable homes through volunteer labour, efficient management and donations of money and materials. Homes are sold to partner families at no profit – they are financed with affordable, no interest mortgages, geared to the families’ financial circumstance.
Habitat Restores sell new and gently used household and building products, with ReStore sales helping to cover administrative costs of the affiliate. This ensures donated dollars go directly to building more homes in each community in the region.
HGHOGN has helped Huntsville families realize the social and economic benefits of affordable homeownership in 2003, 2005, 2009, and 2012. The organization is excited to once again put shovels in the ground for 2016 in a community-wide effort to offer families a “hand up.” Join us, as we ramp-up our operations in Huntsville and the entire Gateway North region!MAKE A DONATION
visit the charity website: habitatgatewaynorth.com
In 2015 we raised money for Dara’s Fund: Empowering Women through Sport.
Olympic Gold Medalist Dara Howell created this Donor-Advised Flow-Through Fund to build a legacy and provide resources and opportunities for Muskoka’s female athletes who excel in any sport to pursue their dreams of competing at the next level. This unique fund provides additional resources for girls and women who are residents of the District Municipality of Muskoka and competing in any type of individual or team sport above the local club or rep level regionally, provincially, nationally or internationally, and demonstrate a commitment to the True Sport values and principles to “Go For It, Play Fair, Respect Others, Stay Healthy, Have Fun, Include Others, Give Back”. Funding can be used for coaching fees, team fees, travel expenses and/or equipment.
In 2014 funds were raised for Huntsville Hospital and in 2013 for Hospice Huntsville.
Huntsville Hospital Foundation is a fundraising organization dedicated to improving healthcare services for the residents of Muskoka and East Parry Sound.
The Foundation was established as a registered charity in 1984 to receive, maintain and distribute funds raised by personal donations, grants, capital projects, special event fundraising and special programs not covered by government grants.
Although the Foundation does not contribute to operating costs, its mandate is to provide ongoing capital & education resources for Huntsville District Memorial Hospital. Click here for more information on the Huntsville Hospital Foundation.
Hospice Huntsville provides quality end of life care for members of our community who are dying with a terminal illness. Hospice Huntsville has many robust programs provided palliative care support to the Huntsville community for over 20 years. The visiting volunteer program provides bedside support in our clients homes or at hospital to allow family and caregiver respite and the grief and bereavement program supports caregivers after their loved one has died.
Algonquin Grace is the five bed residential hospice that provides 24 hour professional nursing and personal support work to alleviate the burdens of caring for a dying family member at home. Click here for more information on Hospice Huntsville.
FUNDS RAISED FOR CHARITY
Here’s what our generous race participants and their friends have helped to raise for charity so far this year:
This would not be possible without the amazing dedication of the Huntsville Firefighters!