365 Sports the parent company of 5K Foam Fest Canada has teamed up with Make-A-Wish® Canada as its official charitable partner for the Canadian 5K Foam Fest tour in 2018.
Make-A-Wish® creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. We are on a quest to bring every eligible child's wish to live because a wish is an integral part of a child's treatment journey. Research shows children who have wishes granted can build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight a critical illness.
The two companies will be working together through the 2018 season at the fifteen Foam Fest events scheduled throughout Canada.
“I am both honoured and humbled to partner with Make-A-Wish for the Canadian portion of The 5K Foam Fest event,” says Tony Smith, CEO, 365 Sports Inc. “The event is suitable for people of all ages and athletic abilities and is a great opportunity for families to help other families in need through fundraising. With tens of thousands expected to participate in the five-kilometre cross-country event, we hope to raise $50,000 to help grant some truly inspirational wishes for children in communities across the country.”
With a festival atmosphere offering activities for everyone, The 5K Foam Fest is a unique obstacle course fun run. With a variety of obstacles and a lot of foam, the run is an exciting challenge event for experienced runners and beginners. The #1 most positively reviewed run in the event space. Fifteen Foam Fest events are scheduled to take place in cities across Canada from June through September.
“We are thrilled to be involved with The 5K Foam Fest,” says Chris Pon, vice-president, national alliances and branding, Make-A-Wish Canada. “With the help of our generous donors and supporters, along with passionate volunteers and staff, Make-A-Wish creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Research shows that wishes help children build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight their illnesses. We thank 365 Sports and its generous participants for helping us move closer to our goal of granting the wish of every eligible child.”
Make-A-Wish Canada will receive all money raised through participant fundraising and revenue generated by the 365 Sports Gear Check at all Canadian 5K Foam Fest events.