Calgary, Alberta -- May 17, 2017 -- CARSTAR Canada and the Calgary Flames Foundation in partnership with T.J. Brodie of the Calgary Flames, have presented a $75,000 donation to Cystic Fibrosis Canada. The funds were raised through the Skate in Strides program.
For every Skate in Strides pair of skate guards and hats purchased, Brodie and the Calgary Flames Foundation match those proceeds. This makes for a total of $30 from each purchase benefiting Cystic Fibrosis Canada. That’s a lot of skate guards and hats, given the substantial nature of the donation.
“Skate in Strides provides fans an opportunity to get involved in the fight against cystic fibrosis, while they cheer on their favourite team,” says Michael Piper, Regional Director of Western Canada at CARSTAR Canada. “We’re lucky to have T.J. Brodie and the Calgary Flames Foundation as partners in this fantastic initiative, because they truly care about supporting Cystic Fibrosis Canada.”
Brodie is motivated by a cousin who suffers from this debilitating disease and has been a longstanding advocate in the fight against cystic fibrosis. This charitable donation from CARSTAR, the Calgary Flames Foundation, T.J. Brodie and the fans, will go a long way in supporting vital research, care and advocacy efforts in the battle against cystic fibrosis.
To date, CARSTAR has raised over $3 million for Cystic Fibrosis Canada. Skate in Strides gear is still available for purchase at flamesport.com/store/search/theme/Skate-in-Strides.
For more information, please visit carstar.ca.