Leadogo’s new campaign, Walk With Purpose, is the first instalment of their Old Dog, New Tricks web series. Inspired by the moving story of Annalise Schultz, who lost her battle with brain cancer at nine years old, the local organization is challenging the public to donate and get involved to raise awareness for the Children’s Brain Tumour Network.
Old Dog, New Tricks is an interactive program that champions living an authentic life and helping others. In each instalment of the series, host Matt Hawksley takes on a different physical, mental, cerebral, or creative quest with the intent to create social impact and grow personally.
Each challenge is inspired by a cause or charity. This first series is dedicated to Schultz, who passed away due to brain cancer on February 26, 2020. She fought valiantly for 203 days, and like so many other children afflicted with this terrible disease, was taken too soon.
According to statistics from the Children’s Brain Tumor Network, brain and central nervous system (CNS) tumors are the most common cause of disease-related death in children aged 0–19 years in the U.S. and across the globe, with approximately 412,000 children and young adults living with a brain tumor each year.
The Walk With Purpose event begins on Saturday, Jun. 26, 2021. At 7 a.m., Hawksley will commence a five-day, 203 km hike along the Rideau Trail starting at City Hall in Kingston, Ontario. The goal is to arrive in Smiths Falls, Ontario within five days — by end of day Wednesday, June 30, 2021. It will be a continuous journey and Hawksley, a non-outdoorsman, will camp each night and traverse the beautiful Ontario countryside on a mission to walk for the children who cannot.
You can contribute to the Leadogo in the following ways:
- Donate – Give what you can between June 26 through June 30. All funds will go to Children’s Brain Tumor Network. Donate here.
- Walk with us – Calling all Kingstonians to Join Team Leadogo in Confederation Park by City Hall in Kingston at 7 a.m. on Saturday, Jun. 26 and Walk With Purpose.
- Create Awareness – Get out and video yourself walking with purpose, with your family, friends, colleagues, or alone to support the children who are fighting this battle every day!
When you share your videos on social media, say who you are walking for, your location, and “We Won’t Stop.” Tag at least two other friends to join. Share your videos on Instagram, Facebook, Linkedin and use the following hashtags: #wewontstop #supportcbtn #walkwithpurpose #saveourchildren
Leadogo focuses on inspiring personal development, the service and support of others, as well as organizational and societal change through its unique accelerator programs and its technology platform. Leadogo’s Impact Circles are online coalitions that bring people together around a common purpose or cause. Their intent is to catalyze change for the planet/environment, quality of life across the globe, improvements to the economy/opportunity, and sustainability for the future.
Read more about the challenge and the cause on Leadogo’s website and watch Hawksly prep for his big hike here. To learn more about Annalise, visit www.amazingannalise.com or check out the Children’s Brain Tumor Network at www.cbtn.org to see what they are doing until every child is cured.
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