We are incredibly saddened by the tragedy that took place last Friday, which has touched Canadians from coast to coast. In particular, it hit close to home for Saskatchewan-based CanniMed.
The work of first responders in dealing with the tragedy cannot be overlooked. That's why Aurora and CanniMed are encouraging employees to contribute to our fundraiser. As per the request of the Humboldt Broncos Hockey Club we will be donating to two charities with ties to SK: Wounded Warriors and STARS Air Ambulance.
Wounded Warriors was formed in 2007 by a Canadian soldier who was injured in combat, and is dedicated to helping veterans, first responders, and their loved ones across Canada at no cost to them. In 2013, the scope of the organization grew to include issues surrounding mental health.
STARS Air Ambulance was started in 1985 in Calgary by a doctor who wanted to make sure people in rural areas were able to receive emergency care when needed. The charity is made up of highly trained doctors, nurses, and paramedics who fly to remote locations to save lives, 24/7/365. Last year alone, STARS flew 874 missions in Saskatchewan.
Aurora will be matching all donations dollar for dollar. The total contribution will be divided equally between the two charities.
Please take a moment to give to those who step up under tragic circumstances when it is most needed.