Tarion has been a proud supporter of The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada for the past 21 years. Since we started it in 1995, our annual tournament has raised over $700,000 for this incredible organization.
"Over the last 21 years, Tarion has been one of the largest contributors to Children's Wish." Leanne Goode, Children's Wish.
We were very pleased to have with us at this year's event Lucas, a courageous 9-year-old who was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in 2009. In 2013, Children's Wish helped make Lucas' ultimate dream of meeting his favourite wrestling personalities come true by sending him to WrestleMania in New York City.
As Lucas' mother shared their story, many of us imagined what it would be like to be the parent of a child who had to go through such a frightening experience. The feelings we felt as we listened reminded us once again of the reason we continue to hold this very worthwhile event each year.
This year, Tarion's President & CEO Howard Bogach presented Leanne Goode of Children's Wish with a cheque for $20,000. This donation will go towards helping to bring joy to children, like Lucas, who have been diagnosed with a high-risk, life-threatening illness.
We sincerely thank everyone who participated in this year's event for their time and generous support. We hope to see you again next year!