The Tim Horton Children's Foundation and the Dairy Farmers of Canada Climb to New Heights to Help Youth Thrive

Tim Hortons restaurant owners and Presenting Sponsor, The Dairy Farmers of Canada, will embark on a climb of Mount Kilimanjaro in support of over 20,000 youth who will benefit from a Foundation camp experience this year.

ST. GEORGE, BRANT COUNTY, ONTARIO, Feb. 17, 2017 /CNW/ - Beginning on February 16th, 26 climbers, representing 5 provinces across Canada, including Tim Hortons restaurant owners and Canadian dairy farmer Pierre Lampron will embark upon the Tim Horton Children's Foundation Mt. Kilimanjaro Summit Climb, presented by the Dairy Farmers of Canada, in support of the Tim Horton Children's Foundation. Raising close to $600,000, the Tim Horton Children's Foundation Kilimanjaro Summit Climb has become the largest Canadian fundraiser hosted by Charity Challenge to date. Funds raised will help support more than 20,000 youth from low-income families across North America, by providing them with an opportunity to attend a Tim Horton Children's Foundation camp, and build life skills that will allow them to thrive at school, show resiliency in the face of challenges, succeed in their future workplaces, and become positive, contributing members of their communities. 

At 19,341 ft., Mount Kilimanjaro is one of the largest volcanoes to ever break through the Earth's crust, and is the tallest mountain on the African continent. Climbers will begin their journey in the rainforests of Lemosho Glades, and trek through five different eco systems on their way to the summit, planning to reach their destination by Friday, February 24th. Pierre Lampron, Quebec Dairy Farmer, and member of the Dairy Farmers of Canada Board of Directors, will be climbing on behalf of 12,000 dairy farmers from coast to coast, and their commitment to the wellbeing of youth in our communities.

''I am honoured to represent Canadian dairy farmers at the Kilimanjaro Summit Climb with the Tim Horton Children's Foundation, '' said Pierre Lampron. ''As a dairy farmer, tackling new challenges is something that goes with the job, and I am very pleased to take this on to help underprivileged Canadian youth. Dairy farmers are always looking for ways to help improve the quality of life for Canadians, and the work done by THCF gives Canada's children and youth something vitally important-the opportunity to develop life skills so they can grow into accomplished adults.''

For more information or to make a donation in support of the Tim Horton Children's Foundation Mount Kilimanjaro Summit Climb please visit www.thcfkiliclimb.com or contact Erica Hamilton, Manager, Communications at 226-217-0374 or Erica.hamilton@thcf.com  

The Tim Horton Children's Foundation (THCF) is a non-profit charitable organization founded in 1974 that builds valuable life skills for youth from low-income families through intentional camp experiences, at no cost to them, or their families. The Foundation's funding comes from Tim Hortons Camp Day, corporate partners, fundraising activities, special events, and year-round public donations collected through counter and drive-thru coin boxes, as well as other donations. In 2017, more than 20,000 youth from Tim Hortons communities will attend a Foundation camp at no cost to them or their families. For more information about the Tim Horton Children's Foundation and to donate, please visit www.thcf.com

SOURCE Tim Horton Children's Foundation

For further information: For more information, please contact Erica Hamilton, Manager, Communications at 226-217-0374, Email: erica.hamilton@THCF.com; www.THCF.com

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