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Grind For Kids is in its sixth year and leverages the enthusiasm of the thousands of people in the Lower Mainland that do the Grouse Grind on a regular basis. People sign up and ask friends, family and co-workers to pledge $1 or more for every Grouse Grind they do between June and October. At the end of the season participants will share their success with the people who have pledged them and request they fulfill their pledges. One time donations are also accepted.
In three years over 13,000 Grouse Grinds have counted towards BC Children’s Hospital Foundation & over $450,000 has been raised for BC’s sick kids.
The Grouse Grind is a 2.9-kilometre trail with 2,800 feet of vertical gain up the face of Grouse Mountain. It is commonly referred to by Vancouverites as “Mother Nature’s Stairmaster”. Over 100,000 Grinds were completed last year.
By supporting Grind For Kids, you’re helping to give the province’s sickest and most seriously injured children their best chance of a healthy childhood – and the opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors. BC Children’s Hospital is the province’s only full-service, pediatric acute care hospital and serves the one million children living in BC and the Yukon. All children who are seriously ill or injured are referred to Children’s Hospital and are either treated at the hospital facility in Vancouver or, in consultation with Children’s specialists, in their home community. Last year, more than 81,000 children were treated at Children’s Hospital. BC Children’s Hospital Foundation received donations from more than 150,000 people last year and had revenues of $83 million. Funds raised by the foundation are used to support BC Children’s Hospital, Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children and the Child & Family Research Institute.
Funds raised through Grind For Kids will go toward the Cardiology area of the new BC Children’s Hospital, ensuring children with heart conditions continue to receive the best heath care possible in the future. On average, over 225 open-heart operations are performed at the hospital each year – over half of which are on children younger than one year old.
Thank you for making every Grouse Grind count and helping raise a mountain of money for BC Children’s Hospital Foundation!