Monday, April 29th, 2013

CDI College Raises Funds for Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation

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CDI College - Massage Therapy Program

CDI College – Massage Therapy Program

Students and instructors from CDI College’s Massage Therapy Program held its first ever Massage-A-Thon and raised $7,500 for the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation. For a minimum $10 donation to the Foundation, attendees were treated to a 20-minute massage session by one of the nearly 40 massage therapy students and instructors participating in the marathon.

Literally hundreds of massages were given by the end of the 10-hour event – but no one was complaining.

“Many of our students and their families have personally been touched by the amazing work done at Stollery Children’s Hospital,” said CDI College Massage Therapy instructor Celena Voshall. “We hoped to raise as much money as possible, as well as awareness about supporting such an amazing facility in Edmonton.”

According to Joanna Begg Pattison, Community Initiatives Coordinator at the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation, the funds raised by CDI College’s Massage-A-Thon will contribute to the Foundation’s ongoing commitment to making the Hospital a centre of excellence through “specialized equipment, specialty medical education to train the best of the best, research to pave the way to the discovery of new treatments or cures for child health issues, and expert programs that improve patient and family outcomes at the Stollery Children’s Hospital.”

This is the second time CDI College has raised funds for the Foundation. In 2011, the college held an “Apprentice”-style competition in which one of the participating teams donated all of their profits to the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation.

CDI College presented the check to the Foundation on April 24th at their Edmonton North campus.

Colleges mentioned: CDI College

Linda Galeazzi
Author: Linda Galeazzi
Linda Galeazzi has been an online writer and proof reader for several years.
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