IT4CC - 2019 Event
Location: Hockey Hall of Fame
Date: Tuesday, April 2nd 2019
Time: 5:30 pm Doors Open (for family and friends)
We are looking for 10–15 teams / IT Companies to help us solicit donations for Childhood Cancer Canada. Each team would be assigned a team captain and they would be tasked with figuring out how to raise funds in advance of our April 2nd event.
We have decided to leave the fund-raising plans up to each team. In the past, IT4CC raised funds through our head shaving events. We asked individuals to sign up to shave their heads during our event. Prior to the event, each shavee would create a personalized webpage where they would solicit donations from their colleagues, family and friends. These donations rolled up to their team total. Our teams would compete against each other for the top team designation (as we know we are very competitive in the IT industry and this competition greatly benefitted our cause).
It should be noted that the act of shaving was significant. It was our way of showing our support for the children that have lost their hair during their cancer/radiation treatments. We used our event to let our children know that they are not alone, they have a community that is here to support them.
This year, we are still planning to support companies and individuals that want to donate their hair/shave their head at our event, but it is no longer a requirement. If a team/company would prefer to raise donations through other means that would be fine with us. For example, a team could decide to raise funds by holding a bake sale (versus having their head(s) shaved). Or they might decide to do one of the following:
Movie night Trivia Night Games Night
Bake Sale BBQ Yoga
Volleyball Paint Night Wine Tasting
Another option that is available is for a team to identify a single person to represent their team at the head shaving event. Your company/team could draw straws to see who would be the lucky (or unlucky) person to donate their hair for this great cause. Your team would then drive all of their donations to a single donation webpage.
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The IT4CC team has been raising funds for Childhood Cancer Canada since 2010. By 2014, the team had expanded to include a variety of companies across the Information Technology (IT) Sector. To equally represent all of the contributing parties, we decided to create a foundation that would better represent the IT industry in Canada as a whole. As the saying goes, it takes a village to raise (cure) a child and we are looking for corporate Canada, specifically the IT sector to take a stand against childhood cancer. We believe that together we can and we will make a difference.
Funds Raised To Date
This will be our 9th charity event in support of Childhood Cancer Canada. With your help, IT4CC has raised over $825,000 to support much needed childhood cancer research in Canada. We could not be successful without the help of the great people in the Information Technology Sector.
This year we are hoping to raise $100,000. I know with your help we can & we will make a difference!
Founded in 1987, Childhood Cancer Canada (CCC) is the country's leading Foundation dedicated entirely to the fight against childhood cancer. Their goal is to improve the lives of children with cancer and their families through vital support programs and investment in collaborative cancer research. Through their unique partnership with all of Canada's 17 childhood cancer hospitals and treatment centres, they ensure that children with cancer are exposed to kinder and gentler treatments that will not only cure them but leave them with an improved quality of life into adulthood.