Car seat company will raise $10,000 for Foundation
Toronto, June 2, 2014 – Clek, the Canadian car seat company known for safety, innovation, and modern style, today announced its participation in, and support of, the second annual Canaccord Genuity Great Camp Adventure Walk benefiting The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids).
“Clek will raise $10,000 for SickKids by donating five per cent of our Canadian online sales to help support care, education and research at the hospital. We will also be donating twenty child seats again this year to be used at the event. After the Great Camp Adventure Walk, the car seats will be donated to families in need,” says Chris Lumley, President of Clek.
Clek will provide a combination of compact convertible car seats and booster seats for the shuttles that are used for participants who have completed their chosen distance of the adventure walk and need a lift back to main camp to participate in other fun activities.
“SickKids is so pleased to have Clek return as a sponsor this year. We are thankful for Clek’s generosity and for their commitment towork together to protect our kids and enhance the participants’ event experience” says Paula Menzes, Director of Sponsorship and Cause Marketing at SickKids Foundation.
The Great Camp Adventure Walk, occurring on Saturday, September 27, 2014, is a full day of adventure. Families will challenge themselves to walk five, 10, 15 or 20 kilometres, stopping at fun-filled campsites along the way, all in the spirit of raising funds and healthier kids. Proceeds support the hospital’s most urgent needs, through the Possibilities Fund.
“Healthy children are the cornerstones of healthy communities. Supporting the inspirational and globally recognized SickKids Foundation is an honour and we look forward to a lasting relationship,” says Lumley.
Clek, based in Toronto, Canada, provides modern safety products for today’s families on the go. Utilizing contemporary styling cues and advanced engineering techniques, Clek products excel in both form and function. With simple innovative solutions, Clek products are designed to make life easier without sacrificing style or safety. Clek’s Foonf is a 2014 winner of the Crisbie Award for Better Living and the 2012 winner of the JPMA Innovation Award. Clek® and Foonf® are registered trademarks of Clek Inc. Crypton® is a registered trademark of Crypton, LLC. tokidoki® is a registered trademark of Simone Legno. Clek 2014 products are free of brominated and chlorinated flame retardants as per a study with HealthyStuff.org. Clek seats are recyclable through Clek’s recycling program. For more information visit www.clekinc.ca.
About SickKids Foundation
Established in 1972, SickKids Foundation raises funds on behalf of The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and is the largest charitable funder of child health research, learning and care in Canada. Philanthropy is a critical source of funding for SickKids—one of the world’s foremost paediatric health-care institutions. For the fiscal year ending March 31, 2013, SickKids Foundation made an unprecedented investment of $92.6 million in children’s health, a direct result of generous community and corporate support. For more information, please visit sickkidsfoundation.com.