This year, Kawartha Heights is thrilled to once again be participating in Pedal for Hope (virtually!) to support the mission of the Canadian Cancer Society. Although we can't be together right now, we can still do our part to support this great cause. All fundraising this year will be done online, as no contact is possible (especially door to door).
The money raised from this event helps fund leading-edge cancer research that is improving cancer treatments, preventing cancer and saving lives; provide reliable and up-to-date information on cancer, risk reduction and treatment; offer vital community-based support services for people living with cancer and their families; and advocate for healthy public policies.
Please follow us on Twitter, Instagram and our school website to see some of the amazing ways we are supporting the campaign this year. They include:
Every week, May 4th to June 5th: Watch our Kawartha Heights Cougar bike from Peterborough to Vancouver, BC – exactly 4,500 kms which matches our fundraising goal of $4,500! If he gets there and we keep raising, we will try to bring him home!
Week 1, May 4th - 8th: As an individual, or as a family, create a sign to recognize and celebrate the person or people you are supporting thru Pedal for Hope. Send your pictures to Mrs. Sampson by the end of the week to be included in our Tribute Video.
Week 2 - 5, May 11th - June 5th: Create a short 30 second video, promoting Pedal for Hope. The selected video will be played on the video announcements each Friday, and the winner will receive a $10 gift certificate to Chapters or Best Buy.
Week 3, May 18th - 22nd: IF we meet our goal of $4,500, Mrs. Sampson is willing to do something silly to celebrate. Help us figure out what this is! Send your ideas to Mrs. Charmely by May 22nd. ALSO Smiles of Support…. Find a way to decorate your house, by posting Smiles of Support...for those fighting cancer, and for those fighting Covid-19. You might want to use chalk on the driveway/sidewalk, decorate your window or door, paint some rocks or hang a wreath or smiles from a tree. Take a picture and share your smiles of support with everyone!
Week 4, May 25th - 29th: It’s Ponytail Cut and Hair Shave Week! All those who participate will receive a baseball cap from Pedal for Hope – send your pictures to Mrs. Sampson to celebrate your new “do”!
Week 5, June 1st - 5th: The top three highest fundraisers will receive special prizes from Pedal for Hope AND Mrs. Sampson will engage in “something silly” if we meet our fundraising goal. In addition, the top fundraiser will also receive a special “drive by” parade from some of our Kawartha Heights staff!
We know these are difficult times, and so many people need our help. Families with cancer do too, and we know that we can come together and support this great cause - even if we're doing it "virtually" this year!
Please pledge us and help us reach our fundraising goal! Every pledge shows families who have a child with cancer that they do not have to face it alone. Online pledging is secure and it saves the Canadian Cancer Society by reducing administrative costs.
Thank you for supporting Kawartha Heights and Pedal for Hope!