Caped crusader raises funds for Holland Bloorview


Published:

Sandra Hawken

Sandra Hawken is one of Toronto’s newest caped crusaders. From March 6 to 12, fundraisers for the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital will join Hawken by donning a red cloak to support Capes for Kids, a new fundraising initiative. 

“It taps into that insight that there is a hero inside all of us, whether that’s the kids with disabilities, whether it’s our amazing front line staff or our donors,” explained Hawken, the president and CEO of Holland Bloorview Foundation. 

The Capes for Kids fundraiser also resonates with Hawken on a more personal level. After her father saved her mother during a cardiac arrest five years ago, her son presented him with a red cape. 

“He said, ‘Grandpa’s a hero, and we need to get him a gift that’s right for a hero.’ He was 10 and thought that the only thing a hero should have is a cape.” 

Holland Bloorview has partnered with the Toronto Police Service, alongside other sponsors, to reach a fundraising target of $300,000. The funds will support young adults with disabilities and allow for hospital visits from therapeutic clowns. 

Hawken has raised $4,225 herself, and the campaign is on track to meet its goal, with $173,913 before this issue when to press. 

Edit Module

Join the conversation and have your say by commenting below. Our comment system uses a Facebook plugin. Please note that you'll have to turn off some ad-blockers in order to see the comments.

Edit Module

Follow us on Twitter @PostCity for more on what to eat, where to shop and what to do in Toronto.

Edit ModuleShow Tags

You may also like...

Wooden Sky talk edgy new album, play Massey Hall tonight with Jenn Grant

Wooden Sky talk edgy new album, play Massey Hall tonight with Jenn Grant

Toronto band Wooden Sky plays Massey Hall on June 23 (Tonight!) alongside the incredible Jenn Grant as part of the venerable concert hall's Live at Massey Hall series.
Posted 3 days ago
Time travel to the ’20s for two days at Spadina Museum

Time travel to the ’20s for two days at Spadina Museum

This annual retro party goes down at Spadina Museum, 285 Spadina Rd. on June 24 and 25.
Posted 4 days ago
Richmond Hill man saves three from house fire

Richmond Hill man saves three from house fire

Posted 4 days ago
Couple withdraws from Wychwood Park levy

Couple withdraws from Wychwood Park levy

Two Wychwood Park residents have successfully withdrawn from a century-old agreement that required them to pay an annual levy for the upkeep of the community’s private common areas.
Posted 4 days ago
Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleEdit Module