To our cherished Ski for Kids Community,
After much consideration and looking at many creative options, Ski for Kids is taking a pause for 2021. We will sincerely miss making memories at Mont Ste-Marie and raising money during a fun-filled weekend with you.
Kids and families still need our community’s support now, more than ever.
COVID-19 doesn't stop illness, disease and injuries from changing the lives of children and youth. Social isolation and physical distancing can amplify feelings of helplessness, frustration and fear in kids, parents and caregivers.
CHEO and The Children's Aid Society of Ottawa (CASO) teams are working closely with healthcare partners and community organizations to help kids and families wherever they are. This includes:
Sadly, what the CHEO and CASO teams are most concerned about are the kids they are not seeing.
There is an increased potential for illness and child abuse to go unreported because people are scared to come to the hospital and risk exposure to COVID-19. CHEO and CASO are seeing:
Fundraising events and campaigns are being cancelled, jeopardizing the fundraising support that CHEO and CASO rely on. Should you have it in your hearts, minds and budgets in lieu of your event participation this year, we invite you to make a donation.
We look forward to seeing you at Ski for Kids again, in early 2022! For now, we wish you much happiness and most especially good health.
Stay positive and stay negative.