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Make A Move 101: Updates on our 2024 Make A Move Campaign

As we head towards the summer months, our team at Scleroderma Canada is excited to welcome longer days, warmer temperatures, and our annual Make a Move campaign. Here in the office, we’ve been busy preparing and coordinating for our events, ensuring each and every detail is perfect for our incredible sclero-community.


As our first event is quickly approaching, we wanted to give an update on all things Make A Move so you can be equally as excited as us!!!

Make a Move

As some of you may know, Scleroderma Canada was established in 1999, with the goal of raising critical funds and awareness for scleroderma. Initial members of our community began hosting walks to help boost fundraising awareness. 25 years our annual Make A Move events are the largest fundraising event!


This year we are proud to host 13 in-person events nationally, welcoming those living with scleroderma, their family members, and the general public to join us and celebrate fundraising efforts.


What to Expect

Whether you're a newcomer to Make A Move or a dedicated long-time supporter, we're thrilled to welcome you aboard for 2024! Our annual Make a Move event offers morning warm-ups, a celebratory walk, and all the refreshments, guest speakers, and prizes you could ask for. Make A Move holds space for celebration, connection, and a seriously fun day with community members.


Camp Make A Move

This year, we're adding some exciting elements to our Make A Move walks! We're thrilled to extend to you the chance to take part in events hosted at Tim’s camps. We're excited to invite you to explore our offerings at Onondaga Farms ( GTA), Camp Des Voyageurs (Ottawa), and the Children's Ranch (Calgary).


Each camp will offer our usual walk but lucky for you, you’ll also get to participate in climbing wall, archery, ropes course, bracelet making, crafts, and BBQ; and for those of you attending Camp Des Voyageurs, be sure to bring your swimsuit. 


We want to note that each camp event requires a signed consent form for participation. If you are bringing a child under 18 years of age, we will need a guardian's signature.






Hosting Virtual Events

Calling all virtual participants! Around the office, we are always admiring the creative fundraising approaches of our community. For individuals looking to host their own event at home, there are plenty of ways to get involved and make a difference. When registering for a personal event through our campaign, you'll receive your own customizable donation page and be eligible for all our fundraising rewards.


Virtual Event Inspiration

Not sure what to do for your online event? Heres some amazing past and present fundraisers to inspire you! 




Dimsum Fundraiser: Edmonton, AB 2024

Join us in rallying behind Edmonton's own Lyna Phung, as she hosts a virtual Dimsum fundraiser. Individuals can purchase packs of 20 Sui Mai (pork dumplings) and 20 Har Gow (shrimp dumplings), with all proceeds going towards the Edmonton Make A Move campaign. This fundraiser closes on June 5th so be sure to show your support by making a purchase and spreading the word. Click on this link to head over to Lyna's donation page.


Pizza for a Cause at Village Pizzeria, Lucknow Ontario 2018

In the heart of Lucknow, Ontario, Village Pizzeria cooked up more than just delicious pies—they served up support for Make A Move. For every large pizza sold, Village Pizzeria generously donated $2 to the cause. 




Surprise Event Item Announcement 



Last year Make A Move attendees brought home a cozy t-shirt featuring our signature logo. Moving forward, each year we will be offering a new surprise item for our amazing Make A Movers. This year we are proud to announce that our item will be … drum roll please….. Bucket hats! What's a summer event without a stylish accessory? 



Signs


For those coming in-person to events or those hosting their own digitally, honor and celebrate loved ones with a sign. Each sign offers you the opportunity to customize who you are making a move for and showcase at the event of your choosing. Just submit your request at least four days before your event, and you'll receive a link to customize your sign.



 

We extend our deepest gratitude to all our supporters, from longtime participants to newcomers alike. As we gear up for this unforgettable year of celebration, connection, and making a difference, we are ecstatic to have you with us! We look forward to seeing you at Make A Move 2024! 






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