The new online site for the Skate4Cancer Dream Love Cure centre is up and running!
check out the site HERE
If you’re in the Toronto area, check out the event on September 11th to help learn about and support the center. Get your tickets HERE
Skate4Cancer is a non-profit cancer awareness organization based in Toronto, Ontario. Our goal from the outset has not been to raise money, but to promote cancer prevention through education on healthy lifestyle choices
Our organization could use a space to give Skate4Cancer a home in the city of Toronto.
The space we are envisioning would serve as a public drop-in center, where people could stop by at any time to speak with someone about our many educational programs. These programs would find a permanent home in this space.
The Skate4Cancer community is predominantly youth-oriented, which is another great reason to consider establishing a headquarters downtown – giving kids a positive environment to visit, learn and benefit from. Many kids feel at ease sharing their cancer stories with Skate4Cancer volunteers. This space would give us the opportunity to sit down for one-on-one talks with kids who need to talk, share, grieve and heal.
We envisage public events at this space. These could include town hall type meetings to discuss our programs, recent news or advancements in the fight against cancer or even promotion of other healthy-lifestyle oriented organizations. It could also be used to hold talks by notable figures who share our ideas and values, further augmenting the legitimacy of our work while exposing it to a wider audience. The Skate4Cancer community continues to grow steadily across Canada and abroad. However, giving the organization a home base where we can try out new program ideas, host regular events, and further our community growth would provide a huge boost.
As Skate4Cancer has expanded in the past couple of years, we have experienced an increase in the workload of administering the programs and the organization as a whole. This space would give us the opportunity to establish an administrative hub. Being able to attach a formal address to a store-front type space in downtown Toronto would be the next logical step and give us a place to train the volunteers that will be so vital to us as the organization continues to grow.
Skate4Cancer also relies heavily upon sales of t-shirts and other accessories to help fund its initiatives where possible. These items are absolutely integral to the awareness the organization has achieved over the last few years. Our plan would devote a small portion of the space to design and sell these garments and accessories.
We have discussed how this space would benefit our home base of Toronto, Ontario. However we should mention that Skate4Cancer has successfully toured across North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. We also have a vibrant following in Australia, and the online component of the Skate4cancer community is also enormous and growing. To be sure, the ideas, events, programs and community that are developed and fine-tuned in the proposed space will have an impact that reaches beyond our city. These core elements of Skate4Cancer will be taken around the world to promote healthy living and cancer awareness internationally, tracing their roots back to the space in Toronto.
We are proud of the growing profile that Skate4Cancer has developed in Canada, the United States and overseas. We think this space would be the perfect home-base and compliment to all the work we do. We hope that you see the value of having such a positive, open and vibrant space, especially because of the youth-oriented nature.
Cancer is a scary subject for everyone, and having a forum for education, discussion and community building will serve to give people in Toronto abroad an opportunity they may not have otherwise had.