TORONTO, April 26, 2018 /CNW/ - Make-A-Wish® Toronto & Central Ontario is pleased to announce that Colliers International will return as Participant Champion Sponsor of Rope for Hope Toronto on Friday, June 8, 2018.
"We are excited to once again partner with Colliers on our Rope for Hope fundraising event," says Sheila Rees, regional director, Make-A-Wish Toronto & Central Ontario. "Last year, its team contributed $15,000 towards the fundraising efforts of Rope for Hope Toronto participants, helping us create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses in the community. We thank Colliers for its thoughtful support of our mission and its efforts to move us closer to our Rope for Hope fundraising goal of $360,000."
This year, Colliers will generously donate $100 to the first 150 individuals who register for the Toronto event.
Make-A-Wish® Rope for Hope is the signature fundraiser for Make-A-Wish® Canada. Rappelling events will take place in 12 cities across the country from May through September 2018. Participants must raise a minimum of $1,500 to help grant wishes for local children, and in return, they are given the opportunity to rappel down a city skyscraper.
Toronto participants will rappel 30 storeys down Toronto City Hall's east tower on June 8. All money raised will help grant wishes in the region.
"This event helps to support young, courageous children while solidifying the premise of the program into our consciousness," says Gigi Farrell, director, marketing, eastern Canada, Colliers International. "The foundation helps children replace fear with confidence, sadness with joy and anxiety with hope as part of the healing process. Rope for Hope is similar. Our brave people will rappel off City Hall facing their fears, hearts racing with joy while providing hope for these kids. Even our supporters will be filled with the energy accompanying such an exciting and worthwhile fundraiser. Colliers is proud to support Make-A-Wish and more deeply understand the real purpose of the program."
Rope for Hope Toronto is over 80 per cent sold out! Register today at toronto.ropeforhope.ca for a chance to make a difference in the lives of young people near you.
ABOUT MAKE-A-WISH® CANADA
Make-A-Wish® creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. We are on a quest to bring every eligible child's wish to life, because a wish is an integral part of a child's treatment journey. Research shows children who have wishes granted can build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight a critical illness. Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, Make-A-Wish is the world's leading children's wish-granting organization, serving children in every community in Canada, and in more than 50 countries worldwide. Together, generous donors, supporters, staff and more than 1,100 volunteers across the country grant more than one wish per day, on average. Since 1983, Make-A-Wish Canada has granted close to 7,500 wishes across the country; more than 600 last year alone. For more information about Make-A-Wish Canada, visit makeawish.ca.
ABOUT COLLIERS INTERNATIONAL
Colliers International Group Inc. (NASDAQ andTSX: CIGI) is an industry-leading global real estate services company with 15,000 skilled professionals operating in 68 countries. With an enterprising culture and significant employee ownership, Colliers professionals provide a full range of services to real estate occupiers, owners and investors worldwide. Services include strategic advice and execution for property sales, leasing and finance; global corporate solutions; property, facility and project management; workplace solutions; appraisal, valuation and tax consulting; customized research; and thought leadership consulting.
SOURCE Make-A-Wish Canada
For further information: Deborah Waines-Bauer, Manager, Marketing & Communications, Make-A-Wish Canada, Tel: 416-224-9474 ext. 6111, Toll Free: 1-888-822-9474, [email protected]