SOURCE: Make-A-Wish Canada

Make-A-Wish Canada

April 05, 2016 06:00 ET

Make-A-Wish® Canada Partners With CSN Collision Centres for 2016 Rope for Hope Events

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - April 05, 2016) - Make-A-Wish® Canada is excited to announce that CSN Collision Centres will support Make-A-Wish® Rope for Hope, Presented by Canadian Western Bank this year, the wish-granting organization's national signature fundraising event, as a Rope Sponsor in four cities.

"CSN is an outstanding partner and supporter of our mission," says Jennifer Klotz-Ritter, president & CEO, Make-A-Wish Canada. "Over the past five years, the company has raised more than $100,000 to help grant magical wishes for our wish kids. We're delighted that the team at CSN is growing their support to serve more children living with life-threatening medical conditions and impacting communities across the country."

In 2015, CSN's support helped to grant the wishes of two wish kids and their families: Chase, 4, acute lymphoblastic leukemia, who wished to go on a big plane for a family vacation to Florida, and Mikayla, 4, stage 3/4 neuroblastoma, who wished to meet her favourite princesses at a magical theme park in Orlando.

Rope for Hope is an exhilarating event where individuals raise a minimum of $1,500 for local wish-granting efforts in exchange for the thrilling opportunity to rappel down a city skyscraper. The events are open to the general public. Those interested are encouraged to sign up at www.ropeforhope.ca. Space is limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

"CSN is pleased to provide further support to our growing partnership with Make-A-Wish by participating in Rope for Hope events in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Halifax in 2016," says Larry French, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, CSN Collision Centres. "The excitement that is generated at these events has been contagious throughout our network of CSN Collision Centres across Canada, and we look forward to sharing the enjoyment with as many wish children as possible throughout the remainder of the year."

CSN corporate staff and shops, including CSN - Jones' Auto Body, CSN - Carleton Place and CSN - Telkor Collision, will also participate in the event, raising funds and rappelling from great heights in support of making wishes come true.

Make-A-Wish Canada hopes to raise $1.4 million in 2016 through Rope for Hope events, adding to the over $2.5 million that has been raised since its launch in 2012.

Registration Now Open!

There are a variety of ways to participate: as an individual, in a team, as part of a community group, or by sponsoring another participant or the event.

Registration Fee: $50 

Fundraising Requirement: $1,500 (minimum)

To register for Make-A-Wish Rope for Hope, Presented by Canadian Western Bank, and learn more, visit www.ropeforhope.ca. Click here to view the official Rope for Hope promo video.

Special thanks to National Presenting Sponsor: Canadian Western Bank with Canadian Direct Financial and National Leasing; National Sponsors: WestJet Cares for Kids, CSN Collision Centres, Captivate Network, BlueRiver Trading Ltd., Canadian distributor of Klean Kanteen and Clif Bar, and Local Sponsors.

About Make-A-Wish® Canada
Make-A-Wish Canada is a dynamic wish-granting organization that brings hope, strength and joy to children with life-threatening medical conditions. Along with the national office, eight (8) regional chapters grant magical wishes to children in need from coast to coast. Make-A-Wish Canada is an affiliate of Make-A-Wish® International. Make-A-Wish® is the largest wish-granting organization in the world, making dreams and wishes come true for more than 350,000 children since 1980. For more information, please visit www.makeawish.ca.

About CSN Collision Centres
CSN Collision Centres is a national network of auto collision repair facilities, which strive to deliver quality auto collision repair service while continuing to reflect the same core values of confidence, trust and integrity.

CSN Collision Centres across Canada have been hand-picked as a result of their individual and superior quality standards. It is the promise you receive from your CSN Collision Centre that gives you the peace-of-mind that is required to have your vehicle repaired hassle free and to travel with ease. It is a promise that the business was built on. At CSN Collision Centres, We'll Straighten It Out!

Contact Information

  • For more information, please contact:

    Deborah Waines-Bauer

    Officer, Marketing & Communications
    Make-A-Wish® Canada
    deborah.wainesbauer@makeawish.ca
    Tel: 1.888.822.9474 ext. 111

    Larry French

    Vice President Sales & Marketing
    CSN Collision Centres
    larryf@csninc.ca
    Tel: 1.866.400.4276