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Welcome to Damian's Campaign 2021!

Damian’s Campaign was established in memory of our infant son who was born in September 2010.  Over the last 11 years, together with our friends, families, colleagues, and corporate supporters, we have covered thousands of kilometers by bike and have donated $1.6 million to causes focused on children and families.

Last year, we had to move to a physically distanced format where our riders picked their own date and location to ride for Damian’s Campaign. That turned out to be awesome with riders from coast to coast. So, we are riding via a distanced peloton again this year.  If you would like to ride virtually for the campaign, please let us know

Our 2021 ride is supporting Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation.  Holland Bloorview is amazing.  It cares for kids with disabilities, kids needing rehabilitation after illness or trauma, and kids whose medical complexity requires a kind of care they can’t get elsewhere.  Every day, Holland Bloorview’s frontline staff embrace kids with boundless potential and ask “how can we help you achieve your goals?”

Over the last 18 months, we have all come to appreciate the benefits of outdoor activities and with that in mind, we are supporting a special project at Holland Bloorview – a state of the art accessible playground.  The kids that Holland Bloorview supports don’t have enough opportunities for unstructured outdoor play, which can affect their development and put both their physical and mental health at risk.  Outdoor play can be challenging for them, given the many barriers to accessibility that are found in most playgrounds. The Holland Bloorview playground bridges that gap by using universal design principles to ensure that everyone has equal opportunities to play. Universal design means that accessibility features are built into the playground, rather than added later on or not added at all. In this way, kids of all abilities can play together without barriers.  This playground will also be used by scientists at Holland Bloorview to study and advocate for more inclusive playgrounds across our communities.

Our direct fundraising goal is $250,000.  We are pleased to share that our peloton includes JD Christman, Taylor Brodie and Terry Landrigan, and by clicking the buttons below to donate to JD, Taylor or Terry, your donation will be matched by the Macquarie Foundation (up to $150,000 for the campaign in total).  And, thanks to a generous donor to Holland Bloorview’s capital campaign, the total dollars we raise together as part of Damian’s Campaign will be matched again.  That’s right, this means we have the potential to reach $500,000 and your donation has the possibility of working four times harder! 

Please consider making a donation to Damian’s Campaign 2021. 

With Many Years of Thanks,

Lindsay & Tim 

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