9th Annual Great Strides Walk



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Thank you for another amazing year!

The 2013 Great Strides™ walk was a great success.  We had over 4000 participants and 280 teams, almost doubling our numbers from last year!  Preliminary numbers show that we have raised approximately $650,000, surpassing our goal of $644,000.  Congratulations and thank you to all our participants, volunteers and sponsors. 

Please stop by our Facebook page to check out some walk day pictures. Also check out the top fundraisers on our Great Strides Toronto page. 



Join us in congratulating these top achievers on their accomplishments and prizes!


Top Individual Fundraiser

Lovisa McCallum - $38,800 

Serengeti Bush Camp at the Toronto Zoo: One "one night" overnight at the Toronto Zoo's bush camp for a family of four (one shared tent)


Top Fundraising Team

SJL Zoo Crew - $47,031

Toronto Blue Jays tickets


Dream Team* Draw

Kelly Schembri, Team Sami 

A "Dream Night Out"

One night stay for two at the Renaissance Toronto Downtown Hotel and a dinner for two at Arriba.

*The Dream Team is comprised of participants who raised $2,500 (or more), which is equivalent to the cost of a one month doctoral research position in our CF laboratories and research centres.


2013 Team Flag Contest Winner

Amazing Grace





Special thanks goes to our  Great Strides Walk presenting sponsor Bank of Montreal with donations to date of $175,000 as a sponsor and fundraising almost $200,000 to date. Lovisa McCallum, continues to lead the  BMO,  Cystic Fibrosis fundraising charge with an incredible $39,800 raised this year! We are ever so grateful for their continued contribution!



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