Business Community Leads Charity Event for Worthy Cause

by / Saturday, 05 June 2010 / Published in News

The business community is once again at the forefront in exhibiting the giving spirit of our community by organizing one of the pioneering annual charity events, the “CTCC Walkathon”.

This year’s annual Walkathon organized by the Canadian Tamils’ Chamber of Commerce will be held on June 5th, 2010. The 4 km walk through major streets around Scarborough Grace Hospital will begin at 9 AM – 10 AM and a closing ceremony thereafter until 1 PM

The participants of the CTCC Walkathon strap on their running shoes in order to raise money for a very important cause while in the meantime promoting healthy exercise and lifestyle and enjoying the outdoors with a pleasant morning walk. The Walkathon supports the healthcare needs of residents in Scarborough. Since 1999, the event has raised approximately $150,000 for Scarborough hospitals (General & Grace divisions) and Providence Healthcare.

The fundraising and volunteering spirit of the CTCC Walkathon has been recognized as one that enables everyone to gain something meaningful in addition to having great fun along the way. Many members of the community look forward to this annual event

In this tradition, The Scarborough Rangers have joined hands as support groups in facilitating the success of this event. Corporate Sponsors Industrial Alliance, TD, and Scotiabank provide critical support to keep this fundraising event running smoothly along with many other sponsors.

CTCC’s Walkathon is organized by Co-Chairs Sritharan Thurairajah, Kalyani Nathan, Santha Panchalingam, and Sinnadurai Jeyakumar. Members of the board and past chairs of the Walkathon will also be providing their support by joining this year’s event. We look forward to increased support from our Members and the community at large to make this year’s Walkathon even more successful.

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