Events for Cochrane Area
Pull for Kids
Saturday, May 3, 2003
Mendez II, Riverpark Road
"Pull for Kids" is a unique, challenging fund raiser for The Lung Association that reaches into the community to bring together neighbors, friends, work associates and families to celebrate those children who are successfully living with asthma.
The "Pull for Kids" concept involves teams competing against the clock and each other to pull their pumper truck over a pre-determined distance using a 'tug-of war' type length of rope. The team with the fastest time is the winner, with awards going to the 2nd and 3rd place teams.
Teams are made up of ten to twelve people, ten if the team is comprised solely of men and twelve if the team is mixed. The maximum number of men allowed on the mixed team is nine.
Each team member is asked to raise 10 pledges of $10 from donors prior to the event ($100 per participant). A generous merchandise incentive structure is available which encourages participation in the event as well as increases the amount of funds raised for The Lung Association Asthma Action Program, which includes our own Asthma Action Camp.
The will be a host of additional on-site activities and ceremonies, including a barbecue, the kid's "mini pull" competition, team photos, asthma education, and an awards presentation.
The Lung Association's Asthma Action Camp
June 5 - 8, 2003
The Lung Association, Cochrane Area, is offering a four day camping experience for asthmatic children aged 8 to 14. The Lung Association Asthma Action Camp will be held at Camp Bickell from Thursday, June 5th, 2003 to Sunday, June 8th, 2003. The camp is run by volunteers and offers 24 hour medical care, which includes a doctor, registered nurses, and respiratory therapists.
The four days are full of fun, games and activities. The children learn about asthma, how to recognize early symptoms, as well as how to prevent and control worsening asthma. They can share feelings and experiences with peers; most importantly, they learn that they are not alone.
The registration fee for this camp is $25.00. Applications and brochures are available at the community office.
Saturday, July 12, 2003
Hollinger Golf Club, Shania Twain Drive, Timmins
Register as a team or individual. Each person will be asked to raise $100 in pledges to participate in a free afternoon of golf. You'll be part of a 4 person scramble, playing 18 holes on Saturday July 12th, 2003 at the Highlands and Lakelands Course at the Hollinger Golf Club. Registration 11:30 a.m. Shotgun start at 1:00 p.m. An excellent dinner and prizes will round out the evening.
Do you have what it takes?
Be one of the golfers to drive, chip, and putt through 18 holes to help The Lung Association fight respiratory disease, the third leading cause of death in Canada. Your commitment of time and energy to The Lung Association's Golf Tournament will make a difference to the one in five who suffer from asthma, COPD and other lung diseases. Your support will fund vital lung health research and local programs.
How do I raise the money?
As a golfer, you will enjoy...
To register your team, call Debbie at The Lung Association
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