What an incredible last four months.
On March 9, 2020, we wrapped-up our gala. Then the pandemic struck.
We had to let go of staff, we could not offer critical services to our families. We were heartbroken and confused, much like most of the world.
It became clear that we needed to evolve and understand digital education, so we can continue to offer services to our families – to be physically distant but socially connected.
To build new digital infrastructures to support virtual programs, we needed funding, which was only possible through events-based fundraisers like the Walk-A-Thon – which at this point was in danger of not happening.
But, with the help of some very passionate collaborators and supporters, we decided to take a massive risk and do our first ever virtual event.
Our community never lets us down. They are the spine of who we are. They define our relentless pursuit to building a better world.
We enlisted world class leaders in athletics, businesses, and the arts. They set the pace, they inspired and motivated us to be better, be optimal, and support a great cause. I want to personally thank these incredible individuals and businesses who guided us through such tough times with courage and kindness:
Roy Ratnavel, Executive Vice President of CI Financial
Kelsey Mitchell, Canadian Olympian Track Cyclist
Muraly Srinarayanathas, CEO, Computek College
KJ & Kayan Kanesalingam
Art of Mobility
Without our Walk-A-Thon Captains, and all of you, we wouldn’t be able to continue supporting stories like Niro, or Gajan or Taniya.
You can still support our Walk-A-Thon goal by donating here:
I believe that these exceptional times call for exceptional people. In the last few months, we saw how exceptional creativity, courage, and generosity overcame the challenges of a world wide disaster.
I truly mean it when I say, a thank you is not enough for all that you have done for us in the past few months. The entire SAAAC Family is grateful for your commitment to us.
Please take care and be safe.