Spartan Race For The Children’s Hospital.
We’ll be brief. Ben Erickson, a marketing consultant and graphic designer with TMS, has enrolled to run the Spartan Beast Race in an attempt to raise fund for the BC Children’s Hospital.
At first we attempted to talk him out of it, but when he explained WHY, we knew we had to back him. Here is what Ben had this to say:
“Let’s face it. There is no one more helpless than a child. Especially a sick one. 3 years ago my wife and I were blessed with a healthy son, but not everyone we know has been so fortunate. The first time our wee little boy got sick, we began to understand just a bit of what some parents deal with daily.
Parents know that there is nothing worse than a sick child. So small and helpless, sad, not understanding and just wanting their parents comfort.
Imagine dealing with that daily.
Worse, imagine knowing your child’s days are numbered and will be but brief.
That is why I – a 32-year-old who has spent the last 10 years behind a desk – am training to take on the 21km, 26 obstacle Spartan Beast Race.
Because I believe no one is too small, too old, too incapable to improve the world for others. Because I want to DO SOMETHING.“
Transition Marketing is backing our would-be athlete with everything we have. Check it out:
BC Children’s Hospital is the top medical facility for children in BC. The BCCH provides care for children from throughout the province, intervening and providing necessary procedures for countless families each year.
They work all day, every day to save OUR children’s lives.
- 67% of patients at BCCH every year are from areas outside of Greater Vancouver.
- 52% of the open heart surgeries performed at BCCH last year were performed on children under 1-year-old.
- Last year BCCH provided 8200 surgeries for life threatening issues.
- BC Children’s Hospital received over 196,000 children’s visits last year.
You Make The Difference – #DoSomething.
Like Ben, we believe that ANYONE can #DoSomething to make things better. Whether it is running a race or donating $5 to a worthy cause, no one is too small to improve the world we live in.
Even the smallest donation will make a big difference. 100% of the funds raised will go straight to the BC Children’s Hospital. Whether it is $5 or $500 it all adds up and it all goes to improving the lives of sick and inured children.
Don’t be afraid to donate! Just imagine, every dime raised here will go towards saving lives and providing comfort to those who deserve it most – our children.
Worried about legitimacy? TMS has a track record of working with non-profits – here are a few:
- Relief & Support Services Canada.
- Children at Risk – Recycle for Life.
- BCCH – “Worlds Largest Garage Sale”.
- Jumping over fires.
- Climbing 20′ ropes.
- Running through tires.
- Wall climbs.
- Crawling through mud.
- Large angry men with padded jousting rods.
Keep in mind Ben is 32 years old. He was active in High School and for a while after, but has maintained a desk job for the last 12 years. He admits himself that he is not sure how he will finish, but insists HE WILL FINISH.
Other Ways You Can Help
We’ll have a page up at Transitionmarketing.ca but TMS is adding the hashtag #DoSomething to the campaign. Follow it on Social Media to keep up to date with Ben’s training and of course the outcome of the race.
- The Indiegogo Campaign: Donate now.
- Twitter: Follow @MarketingTMS https://twitter.com/MarketingTMS
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/transitionmarketing
- Transition Marketing: www.transitionmarketing.ca
Please donate and share the word. Check out the hashtag on Social Media and pass the word along. Remember – it’s all for the kids!