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Make-A-Wish(R) Rope for Hope is Back

Annual rappelling event to be held in eight Canadian cities this year

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 04/01/14 -- In 2014, we have expanded from two to eight sites! From May through July 2014, individuals in six additional Canadian cities will now have the opportunity to rappel down a large city skyscraper in their area as part of Make-A-Wish® Rope for Hope, Make-A-Wish® Canada's national signature fundraising event.

Along with Halifax and Toronto, Rope for Hope will also take place in: Montreal, Ottawa, London, Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver this year. Rope for Hope is a unique challenge event that calls on participants to fundraise a minimum of $1,500 in support of local wish-granting efforts, in exchange for a once-in-a-lifetime experience to rappel down the side of a well-known city building.

"Expanding our Rope for Hope event to eight sites this year will allow more people to participate, helping us bolster support for our vital wish-granting mission," said Jennifer Ritter, CEO, Make-A-Wish Canada. "Having rappelled down Toronto City Hall, I can truly say that Rope for Hope is such an exhilarating personal challenge. Even better, the funds raised are going to benefit so many children with life-threatening medical conditions from coast to coast."

Rope for Hope has raised more than $400,000 since 2012 when it first launched in Toronto. With the introduction of six more locations, Make-A-Wish® has set a $1 million goal for 2014.

Registration is now open!

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

To register for Make-A-Wish® Rope for Hope and learn more, visit www.ropeforhope.ca.

Make-A-Wish®Rope for Hope Details

Dates & Locations:  May 30     Place du Canada, Montreal
                    June 6     Saint Mary's University (Loyola Residence
                               Building), Halifax
                    June 13    Toronto City Hall, Toronto
                    June 20    London City Centre (South Tower), London
                    June 28    Courtyard by Marriott Ottawa East, Ottawa
                    July 8     Barclay Centre, Calgary
                    July 16    The Westin Edmonton, Edmonton
                    July 22    Hyatt Regency Vancouver, Vancouver

Time:               Rappel times will be pre-assigned throughout event day

Registration Fee: $20          Fundraising Requirement: $1,500 (minimum)

Special thanks to Make-A-Wish® Rope for Hope National Suppliers: Chairman's Brands, Klean Kanteen, Clif Bar, Captivate Network 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 324,000 children since 1980. For more information, please visit www.makeawish.ca.

Click here to read this news release in French.

Cliquez ici pour lire ce communique de presse en francais.

Contacts:
Make-A-Wish® Canada
Deborah Waines
Officer, Marketing & Communications
416.224.9474 ext. 111
[email protected]

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