Legendary 'staches go under the razor for kids
On Canada Day 2020, Ric McIver and Kris Perraton shaved off their decades-old mustaches to raise funds for Kids Cancer Care. During their fundraising campaign, the Simpson family and two anonymous donors stepped up to encourage more Calgarians to support the cause.
Each of the three donors offered to match donations dollar for dollar to a maximum of $100,000, if Ric and Kris reached their fundraising goal of $100,000. Ric and Kris far-surpassed their fundraising goal and secured an additional $300,000, bringing the fundraising total to over $400,000.
Still reeling from the financial fallout of the global pandemic, Kids Cancer Care is rebuilding the foundation from the ground up. These dollars will help the foundation to continue offering its online programming to chidren and familes during the pandemic and help the foundation in its post-COVID-19 recovery. Check out some of the media coverage below.
CBC Eyeopener (17:00 min mark)