May 18, 2011
16th Annual Charity "Kickathon" for CAMH Foundation
2011 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Doshin So - the founder of Shorinji Kempo. Our founder always viewed his art primarily as a way of developing people to equip them to effectively contribute to society. All Shorinjji Kempo branches around the world engage in charitable work or social programs in the month of May in memory of the life of Doshin So.
Since 1996 the members of Shorinji Kempo Toronto Branch have held events in support of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH).
This year we held our 16th Annual Charity Kickathon on behalf of the CAMH Foundation at the CAMH Russell Street site in the university area of Toronto.
All members completed 500 kicks in return for generous sponsorship from many donors.
The final total raised this year was $6,450.
We would like to thank our wonderful friends, families, co-workers and employers for their incredible generosity in supporting this event.
The funds raised in our Kickathon will be used by CAMH to support:
1. Research into the roots causes of drug addiction
2. Treatment programs to help addicts wean themselves off drugs.
We sincerely hope that this initiative will help addicts rebuild their lives and know once again the joy of living.
We would also like to thank the staff of the CAMH Foundation for their hard work in managing the donations this year.