Video: Septembering.ca: Pay it forward... there's a RING to it.
Camp Trillium encourages Canadians to visit Septembering.ca and create a
ring of support during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
To view the Social Media Release, click here: http://smr.newswire.ca/en/camp-trillium/pay-it-forward-to-help-a-good-cause
TORONTO, Sept. 1, 2011 /CNW/ - We live in a world where people are more
interconnected than ever before. Through online communities, one
person's story reaches far and wide. So how do you harness those
connections to build awareness for a worthy cause?
Camp Trillium is an Ontario organization that has provided help and activities for
children with cancer and their parents for more than 27 years. They've
just launched Septembering.ca in honour of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, an innovative way to
raise awareness and support for kids dealing with cancer. Camp
Trillium's new program lets donors also known as 'ring-bearers', pay it
forward by making donations on behalf of family or friends that benefit
children with cancer and improve the quality of their lives.
Camp Trillium provides a place for children who've been affected by
cancer and their families to escape from the outside world, develop
life-long friendships, and create magical memories.
"With Canadians spending more time on online, it makes sense to start a
social conversation that centres on kids dealing with cancer," says
Fiona Fisher, Director at Camp Trillium. "People who join our community
on Septembering.ca have a chance to inspire their friends and families
to help, get regular updates from our campers and volunteers, connect
with us on social networks, and watch the rings of hope grow."
Septembering.ca, is a unique and simple charitable initiative that allows users to pay it forward by creating virtual rings that are built organically as friends and
family join the act of making a donation on the website. Here's how it
Visit http://www.septembering.ca, and click on the "create a ring" button to set-up your Septembering.ca
Once your account is set-up, start a Septembering.ca ring by making a
donation on behalf of a few friends, family or coworkers at a donation
cost of $5 per person. If you donate $5 to Septembering.ca on behalf
of five friends, your total contribution is $25.
Encourage your family and friends to pay it forward and make a donation
on behalf of their friends and online community. If each of your five
friends donates $5 on behalf of five more friends within their
networks, your total effect increases to $150.
Share your ring with your family and friends on social networks and show
more people how a donation grows.
Watch your ring of support grow right on the website - and everyone else
can see it, too! You can even explore the network of people in your
ring, and see the real difference your donation makes.
Septembering.ca harnesses the power of community and links people
together for a wonderful goal.
"We hope the rings create a chain of support and Septembering.ca becomes
a movement synonymous with Childhood Cancer Awareness Month," Fisher
About Camp Trillium
The Trillium Childhood Cancer Support Centre offers and promotes
recreational experiences to bring children with cancer and their
families together. The Trillium Centre provides an environment that
normalizes relationships and experiences, helping children and their
families in the healing process and enhancing their quality of life.
Camp Trillium operates two sites in Ontario. Oddfellow and Rebekah
Island, formerly Garratt's Island (since 1989), near Sandbanks
Provincial Park in Picton, and Rainbow Lake (since 1997) in Waterford.
Camp Trillium also travels to ten different Ontario cities, operating
Day Camp programs in the summer. Throughout the year, Youth Groups and
Trillium in the Community programs are offered in several major
centres. For more information, please visit: http://www.camptrillium.com or http://www.septembering.ca.
Image with caption: "Pay it forward on Septembering.ca and watch your ring of support grow. (CNW Group/Camp Trillium)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20110901_C7836_PHOTO_EN_2750.jpg
Image with caption: "Create a ring of support at Septembering.ca (CNW Group/Camp Trillium)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20110901_C7836_PHOTO_EN_2751.jpg
Image with caption: "Two happy campers on the lookout for Septembering.ca (CNW Group/Camp Trillium)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20110901_C7836_PHOTO_EN_2752.jpg
Image with caption: "Camp Trillium's Septembering.ca helps put the fun back into childhood. (CNW Group/Camp Trillium)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20110901_C7836_PHOTO_EN_2753.jpg
Video with caption: "Video: Septembering.ca: Pay it forward... there's a RING to it.". Video available at: http://youtu.be/SMHM7mB-F0o
SOURCE Camp Trillium
For further information:
Energi PR, on behalf of Camp Trillium
Phone: 416-425-9143 ext. 22