More than 200 runners, walkers, rollers and strollers came together in the spring sunshine on April 27 at Lakeside Park in Mississauga for the second annual 5K walk for ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development.
“It was terrific to see so many members of the ErinoakKids family join us today,” said Bridget Fewtrell, President and CEO of ErinoakKids. “This event is a great way for people of all ages and abilities in our community to enjoy the outdoors while showing their support for a very special cause.”
The 5K supports the ErinoakKids $20-million In My Dreams
capital campaign. The campaign is raising funds to support the ErinoakKids redevelopment project
, which will enable ErinoakKids to consolidate its current patchwork of leased and retrofitted space into three new facilities built specifically for the care of children with disabilities and special needs. The new facilities, located in Mississauga
, are scheduled to open in early 2017. In addition, the In My Dreams
campaign will support vital programs and services at ErinoakKids that do not receive government funding.
The 2014 EOK 5K was presented by title and centre stage sponsor Manulife Bank and the Kid’s Zone and light lunch were sponsored by The Scott Benson Team. The event also featured live entertainment, a prize raffle and a Kids Zone with face painting, water and rice tables and a colouring station.
Director of Communications
ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development
P: 905.855.2690 ext. 4301