Here are the two causes we support
Law Enforcement Torch Run
Around the world, the Peace Officer Torch Run is the largest annual fundraising event for Special Olympics. In addition to raising public awareness of the cause of people with intellectual disabilities, more than 85,000 police officers carry the flame of hope in 35 countries.
The Peace Officer Torch Run was initiated by Kansas Sheriff Richard LaMunyon to raise funds and support the Special Olympics cause. He thought a torch run was a good way to involve peace officers in their community and in the Special Olympics movement. After three years of local success, the sheriff presented the program to the International Association of Chief's of Police. The support was immediate. Since then, police, customs, corrections and peace officers everywhere have adopted the Special Olympics movement as their corporate cause.
Participating in the annual Peace Officer Torch Run campaign through a variety of advocacy and fundraising activities is a way to help make the dreams of special athletes come true and give them the opportunity to surpass themselves. Thanks to your involvement, more and more people living with an intellectual disability will have the right to dream, to enter the labour market and to develop their autonomy.
The Quebec Firefighters Foundation for Burn Victims
Every year, some 300 people are treated in Quebec's two burn centres. Among them are women, men and even occasionally children. These victims of serious burns come from all walks of life and all professions; sometimes even from firefighters... The Fondation des pompiers du Québec pour les grands brûlés is the only organization in Quebec that raises funds to support the care and assistance of burn victims. The Foundation owes its strength to the commitment of firefighters throughout Quebec who, along with valuable partners, have been working together for more than 25 years to carry out the Foundation's mission: to promote and help the cause of burn victims in Quebec.
With the funds raised, the Foundation can fund research and rehabilitation programs, purchase highly specialized equipment, finance a summer camp for children and assist victims and their families through its emergency and direct assistance fund. The Foundation also promotes fire prevention and safe behaviour in the face of burn hazards.