TAKE OFF, EH! Raises $325,000 For Jake Thomas and Spinal Cord Injury Ontario
On January 7, 2017, Jake Thomas, nephew of SCTV’s Dave Thomas, sustained a complete spinal cord injury while snowmobiling, which has left this active community member from Muskoka Region paralyzed from the waist down.
Dr. Stuart Howe, CEO for the charity Spinal Cord Injury Ontario said: “Every day in Ontario, more than one person sustains a spinal cord injury. It is an injury that happens in an instant and can last a lifetime. At Spinal Cord Injury Ontario, we are beside people as they begin the difficult task of re-building their life after injury, offering support, resources and information. This evening was absolutely incredible. As a charity, we rely on donations to continue our life-changing work. This event, and the money raised by it, means the world to everyone in our community and I’d like to extend my heartfelt thanks to the Thomas family, all the celebrities, The Second City and everyone who has made this happen.”
Photos from TAKE OFF, EH! are available for download here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/pvatxyxx3obh0x1/AAC8J9hFCbndzSJiP0f0T10na?dl=0
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