The two causes we support
Law Enforcement Torch Run
The Law Enforcement Torch Run is the most important annual fundraiser benefiting Special Olympics in the world. It also raises public awareness of the cause of people living with an intellectual disability. More than 85,000 policemen, policewomen and peace officers carry the Flame of Hope in 35 countries.
The Law Enforcement Torch Run was launched by a Kansas sheriff, Mr. Richard LaMunyon, who wanted to raise funds to support the Special Olympics cause. He thought that a torch run would be a good way to get peace officers involved in their community and in the Special Olympics movement. After only three years, the event was a success locally and the sheriff introduced the International Association of Chiefs of Police to his program. He immediately obtained the association’s support and since then, police officers, customs officers, correctional officers and peace officers everywhere have chosen the Special Olympics movement as their corporate cause.
Participating in the many representation and fundraising activities held during the Law Enforcement Torch Run annual campaign helps special athletes make their dreams come true. It gives them the opportunity to compete and surpass themselves. Thanks to your involvement, more and more disabled people will have the right to dream, enter the job market and become more self-sufficient.
Quebec Firefighters Foundation for Major Burn Victims
Every year, some 300 people are treated in the two burn victim units in Quebec. Among them are people from all walks of life, including children. Anyone can be a serious burn victim, even firefighters.
The Quebec Firefighters Foundation for Major Burn Victims is the only organization in Quebec that raises funds to support and aid burn victims.
The Foundation owes its strength to the commitment of firefighters across Quebec who has joined forces for over 25 years to carry out its mission: promote and help the cause of burn victims in Quebec.
With its donations, the Foundation funds research, rehabilitation programs, a summer camp for children, buys specialty equipment, and helps victims and their families through its emergency and direct assistance funds.
The Foundation also promotes fire prevention and awareness.