Cadillac Fairview Laces Up for the 12th Annual Charity CF Run/Walk in support of SickKids and POGO

CF 1 K Kids Run/Walk and CF 5 K Adult Run/Walk take place at CF Shops at Don Mills on April 24th

TORONTO, April 12, 2016 /CNW/ - On Sunday, April 24th Cadillac Fairview (CF) is hosting its 12th annual charity CF Run/Walk. For the second consecutive year, the initiative is raising funds in support of The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and the Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario (POGO) with 100 per cent of the funds helping to support advanced cancer care and research for affected children.

"Cadillac Fairview is proud to continue its support for local causes by rallying the community and our partners together on this important day," said John Knechtel, Vice President, Leasing and CF Run/Walk Event Chair, Cadillac Fairview. "The annual CF Run/Walk is a reflection of our corporate beliefs in supporting the communities in which we conduct business and in particular programming that benefits youth in need."

In 2015, the CF Run/Walk attracted 600 participants and raised $250,000 to support SickKids and POGO.  This year, CF hopes to grow participation to 800 entrants and build on the donation total as part of a $1 million fundraising goal in support of both charities over the next few years. CF invites community members to join employees, tenants and business partners for this family friendly event by participating in the CF Run/Walk, cheering on a loved one or donating to the cause.

Two separate races, the CF 1 K Kids Run/Walk and the CF 5 K Adult Run/Walk will start and finish at CF Shops at Don Mills where fashion, dining and entertainment come outside to play. The CF 1 K Kids Run/Walk kicks off the festivities at 9:30 a.m.  The traffic-free course for youth aged 12 and under takes place entirely on the CF Shops at Don Mills' grounds. The CF Adult 5 K Run/Walk, open to those ages 13 and over, begins at 10:00 a.m. Both races start and finish at Town Square. The full route map is posted at cadillacfairview.ca/route-map.

For more information on how to participate, individually or as a team, or to donate visit www.cadillacfairviewrun.ca. Registration will close on April 20, 2016 at 11:45 p.m.

WHO:                  

Cadillac Fairview, one of North America's largest investors, owners and managers of commercial real estate.



WHAT:                

Cadillac Fairview proudly hosts the 12th Annual Charity CF Run/Walk in support of SickKids and Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario (POGO).



WHERE:              

CF Shops at Don Mills, Town Square


1090 Don Mills Road


Toronto, ON M3C 3R6



WHEN:                

Sunday, April 24th, 2016




9:30 a.m. - CF 1 K Kids Run/Walk


10:00 a.m. -  CF 5 K Adult Run/Walk


11:15 a.m. -  Closing Ceremony 


  • Russ Goin, Executive VP Operations, Cadillac Fairview
  • Katie McHugh-Escobar, Director, Community Events, SickKids Foundation
  • JP McMillan, Associate Director, Corporate Partnerships, SickKids Foundation
  • POGO Parent Ambassador and child
  • Cheque presentation (Photo opportunity)

INTERVIEWS, VISUALS, PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES:

  • Watch business partners, tenants, consumers, employees, adults and children participate in a range of activities to show their support for SickKids and POGO.
  • CF 1 K Kids Run/Walk and CF 5 K Adult Run/Walk start and finish
  • Cheque presentation and Interviews with CF, SickKids and POGO representatives

About Cadillac Fairview:
Cadillac Fairview is one of the largest owners, operators and developers of best-in-class office, retail and mixed-use properties in North America. The company also invests in retail, mixed-use and industrial real estate in Brazil, Colombia and Mexico.

Valued at more than $29 billion, Cadillac Fairview owns over 37 million square feet of leasable space at 71 properties in Canada, including landmark developments, such as Toronto-Dominion Centre, CF Toronto Eaton Centre, CF Pacific Centre and CF Chinook Centre.

Cadillac Fairview has been wholly owned by the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan since 2000. Ontario Teachers' is a diversified global investor and administers the pensions of more than 300,000 active and retired school teachers.

About SickKids:
SickKids is Canada's leading centre dedicated to improving children's health and home to Canada's largest, hospital-based child health research institute. Innovation, excellence, compassion and family-centred care distinguish SickKids and enable its success in using research discoveries to quickly improve patient care. SickKids treats more than 100,000 patients every year and is home to more than 10,000 staff, researchers and volunteers.

About POGO:
Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario (POGO) champions childhood cancer care. When a child is battling cancer, POGO ensures that child, and family, have lifelong access to the best care for the best possible outcomes.

SOURCE Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited

For further information: MEDIA CONTACT: For more information or to book an interview, please contact: Vanessa Jenkins, 416-206-8765, Vanessa.Jenkins@northstrategic.com

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