Awareness, Challenge, Fundraiser, YEG, YYC

You were up for the Challenge!

29386028023_ed6d921392_zThank you to all those who came out for the 10th Annual Life without Limits Challenge! We raised nearly $50,000 all while having fun!

Our ambassador Cash Leask got to meet his all time favourite super hero, Iron Man! To say he was thrilled is an understatement, you can see the video here! Cash was also our top fundraiser, raising $3,352 Julia Demchuk was right behind him, raising $3,350 – thank you both so much for your incredible support! This year we also welcomed a new team in Calgary, Team Isla, and they were able to raise $11,315!!

In Edmonton, teams came out despite the cloudy skies and Sawyer Flett was our top fundraiser, raising $2,300, Peggy Flett was our top adult fundraiser, raising nearly $1,000. The Sawyers Warriors team were the top fundraisers and raised nearly $3,500!

edmontonphotoBoth events brought out so many of our amazing clients, staff and volunteers – it’s definitely one of our favourite events for all the family fun! Thank you all for making it so fabulous! You can check out this year’s photos here!

And of course, thank you to our 2016 sponsors, the Life without Limits Challenge wouldn’t be the same without you!

  • The Alberta Beverage Container Recycling Corporation
  • Kelly Jennings Photography (Calgary)
  • Magdalena Szczotka Photography (Edmonton)
  • Bon Ton Bakery
  • Nutritious Nosh
  • MaxWell
  • Pure Motion Dance Company
  • Alberta Milk
  • Calgary Superheroes for Hope
  • Drosu Dental
  • Allure Dental
  • Big Chief Beef Jerky
  • Princess Parties by Mimi
  • Sobeys
  • Tim Hortons
  • COBS Bakery

The 2017 edition of the LWL Challenge will take place in Calgary at Fish Creek Park on September 16th, and in Edmonton at Rundle Park on September 17th. Registration will open in late April/early May.

Ambassador, Awareness, Challenge, CPAA, Fundraiser, YEG

Meet Sarah – one of our Life without Limits Ambassadors!

Sarah participates in the Life without Limits Challenge because her three year old daughter, Arianna, has cerebral palsy.

Arianna“I know that this is something that is going to affect her for her whole life so I like to give back in anyway I can to help others with cerebral palsy,” Sarah shares.

Sarah’s favourite part of the challenge is fundraising and seeing if she can beat the previous year’s amount. She wants to support the CPAA because she knows how difficult it can be to access certain programs, or how expensive medical equipment can be or basic necessities for everyday life. She can give to those who need help by fundraising for the CPAA. This year, her fundraising goal is $1,500. Her first year, she set a goal of $500, last year was $1000, so this year she set it at $1,500. Each year she’s managed to exceed her fundraising goal, so she’s really hoping to do that this year as well!

“One thing I think that people could do to help people like Arianna, live life without limits is to not put limits on what a person with a disability is able to do. I always tell Arianna when she has difficulty doing something one way that we can find another way to do it and that she can do anything she wants as long as she puts her mind to it.”