CKNW Orphans' Fund

CKNW Orphans' Fund
CKNW AM 980

CKNW AM 980

May 30, 2013 15:04 ET

CKNW Pink Shirt Day Raises $275,000 for Anti-Bullying Programs in BC

CKNW Orphans' Fund distributes grants to ten non-profits as result of Pink Shirt Day fundraising

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - May 30, 2013) - On February 27th, 2013 hundreds of thousands Pink Shirt Day supporters committed to "make some noise against bullying" and their message was heard. $275,000 was raised as a result of the campaign organized by the CKNW Orphans' Fund. Ten organizations have now been approved for funding for anti-bullying programs, including:

The funds were raised from sales of Pink Shirt Day T-shirts through London Drugs and PinkShirtDay.ca, personal donations and corporate support including a large donation from presenting sponsor Coast Capital Savings.

The public service announcement for Pink Shirt Day 2013 can be viewed here.

About Pink Shirt Day: In 2007, two Nova Scotia students decided to take action after witnessing a younger student being bullied for wearing a pink shirt to school. The students bought 50 pink t-shirts and encouraged schoolmates to wear them and send a powerful message of solidarity to the bully. CKNW was inspired by the story and to date have raised more than $650,000 for anti-bullying programs in British Columbia with the sales of Pink Shirt Day T-Shirts.

About CKNW Orphans' Fund: Dedicated to enhancing the lives of children with social, physical and mental challenges living in BC communities. We provide funding to both individual children and organizations for a variety of developmental needs, with an emphasis on therapies, educational bursaries and specialized medical equipment.

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