Toronto, Canada, April 19, 2013….The Jamaican Canadian Association (JCA) will host its 31st Annual Fundraising Walkathon, “Walk Good”, Sunday May 5, 2013 @ 8AM at the Jamaican Canadian Centre 995 Arrow Road, Toronto ON. The buzz has begun and the excitement is building as The JCA prepares to host another successful “Walk Good” under the theme: “Walking for a Brighter Future.”
The fundraising goal is to raise an unprecedented $100,000 dollars or more to support such JCA initiatives as the Scholarship Fund, the Saturday Morning Tutorial Program, and The Building Fund in addition to the many initiatives of the community organizations involved. “Audrey Campbell, President of JCA states: This year we are pleased to welcome the organizations that are joining us for the first time and each year we are proud of the community support we receive. This is JCA’s premier annual fundraising event. We believe that through our combined efforts we will achieve and exceed our goal” “The JCA is grateful for the vision of Sandra Whiting, Walk-a-thon Committee Chair, who has been the driving force behind branding and building the “Walk Good” to level of success we see today. The organizations involved include – BBPA National Scholarship Fund, Collective of Black Artist, Citizens for the Advancement of Community Development, Herbert H. Carnegie Future Aces Foundation, Jamaica Visionaries Association, Markham African Caribbean Association, Ontario Black History Society, Project for the Advancement of Children, The Alliance of Jamaican Alumni Association, The Sickle Cell Association of Ontario and Tropicana Community Services.
The success we have achieved over the years would not have been possible without our faithful patrons and sponsors. We would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to our new and returning 2013 Patrons:- Zanana Akande, Bernice Bailey, Daphne Bailey, Margarett R. Best-MPP Scar/Guildwood, Delford Blythe, Dr. Lancelot Brown, Kamala-Jean Gopie, , Ena Harrison, Keith Haye, Ismay Murray, Gerry Phillips, Bruce McDonald, Pam Powell, Seth George Ramocan-Consul General of Jamaica, Hon. Judy Sgro – MP York West, Mario Sergio- MPP York West, Honourable Michael Coteau, MPP – Don Valley East, Carmen Sutherland, Leon Sutherland, Barbara Thomas, Raymond Reid, Marie Clarke-Walker, Roy Williams – JCA Past President, Sandra Whiting and Dr. Sharon Whiting.
Sponsors include CHRY and Nursing and Homemakers Inc.
“Walk Good” is a well known Jamaican expression used often by the late Honourable Louise Bennett-Coverly and is part of the JCA campaign theme for the annual fundraising walkathon: “Walk Good – Walking for a brighter future”. Registration and breakfast starts 8:00am, opening remarks at 9:45am and the walk begins at 10:00am sharp. Participants are asked to have a minimum of $100.00 in pledges.
Come join us, as the JCA and friends do their walk or jog in the 5K or 10K. Rain or shine there will be guaranteed fun and smiles! All are welcome.
To make a contribution or pledge, contact JCA or the organizations listed.