CALGARY, April 10, 2012 /CNW/ - Grant Thornton is proud to be the Calgary site sponsor for the 2012 Walk so Kids Can Talk event being held on May 6, 2012 at 2 pm at the Eau Claire Market.
This event raises money and awareness for Kids Help Phone, Canada's leading online phone and counselling service for youth. Since 1989, professional counsellors have been providing help and hope to young people in our community. No matter the problem, Kids Help Phone is there with free, caring, professional support for young people.
This year's Walk will take place in more than 40 communities across Canada. It's a fun, non-competitive 5 km route that draws thousands of participants who are stepping forward as one community for one cause: kids.
"We are committed to serving the communities in which we live and work," said Gord McFarlane, Managing Partner of Grant Thornton's Calgary office. "Kids Help Phone relies mainly on community support to keep its services available for children and teenagers, and we are passionate supporters of this very worthy cause."
Last year, Grant Thornton's Calgary staff came together to raise just shy of $40,000, a reflection of their commitment to serve the community—and were proud to be listed as the top fundraising team for Calgary. They also had numerous individual staff who were recognized as top fundraisers for the city. This year, the Calgary office has set a new fundraising goal of $50,000.
As the site sponsor, Grant Thornton would like to encourage all Calgarians to support this year's Walk! Visit the website to find out how to donate.
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Caption: Grace, daughter of Bruce Alger, a partner in Grant Thornton's Calgary office, proudly giving a Grant Thornton Walk So Kids Can Talk t-shirt to Mayor Naheed Nenshi during the 2011 event.
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Grant Thornton LLP is a leading Canadian accounting and advisory firm providing audit, tax and advisory services to private and public organizations. Together with the Quebec firm Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton LLP, Grant Thornton in Canada has approximately 4,000 people in offices across Canada. Grant Thornton LLP is a Canadian member of Grant Thornton International Ltd, whose member firms operate in close to 100 countries worldwide.
Image with caption: "Grace, daughter of Bruce Alger, a partner in Grant Thornton's Calgary office, proudly giving a Grant Thornton Walk So Kids Can Talk t-shirt to Mayor Naheed Nenshi during the 2011 event. (CNW Group/Grant Thornton LLP)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120410_C4172_PHOTO_EN_12082.jpg
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