HMCS Halifax breaks record for kids

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Lt(N) Paul Goff, HMCS Halifax ~

HMCS Halifax has broken its fundraising record for the Children’s Wish Foundation by raising $45,780 for the charity.

This is the most money the ship’s sailors have raised for the charity since they started fundraising for it 16 years ago.

The money was collected through online donations, fundraisers held on board Halifax, and through an eight-member team that participated in the annual Run For The Wish fundraiser from June 3 to 14.

The team started their run in Sydney, Nova Scotia, and over a 10-day period travelled through Baddeck, Port Hawkesbury, Antigonish, Truro, Halifax, Wolfville, Windsor, Digby, and Yarmouth. During this period, each member ran 10 kilometres a day.

As part of the Run, they were given a sponsor child named Cailum. He is a nine-year-old from Dartmouth, NS, diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. His wish is to go to Disneyland with his family. Each child’s wish costs approximately $10,000, so the sailors were able to grant Cailum’s wish and those of another three sick children.

Currently in Nova Scotia, there are 88 sick children waiting for wishes. To donate go to online www.childrenswish.ca and to volunteer email NS@childrenswish.ca.

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