Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) has partnered with the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation (THCF) to present the THCF Kilimanjaro Summit Climb, to raise funds in support of the more than 20,000 children and youth who benefit from THCF programs every year. Pierre Lampron, member of DFC’s Board of Directors, will embark on the grueling task of summiting Mount Kilimanjaro, beginning February 16, 2017. Pierre will be joined by twenty-five climbers from five provinces across Canada who are participating in the Summit Climb and to date, together they have raised more than $500,000.
‘’I am honoured to represent Canadian dairy farmers at the Kilimanjaro Summit Climb with the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation,‘’ said Pierre Lampron. ‘’As a dairy farmer, tackling new challenges is something that goes with the job, and I am very pleased to take this on to help underprivileged Canadian youth. Dairy farmers are always looking for ways to help improve the quality of life for Canadians, and the work done by THCF gives Canada’s children and youth something vitally important-the opportunity to develop life skills so they can grow into accomplished adults.’’
Founded in 1974, the THCF has served over 250,000 children and youth from low-income families across North America, where one in six youth live in poverty. A Tim Horton Children’s Foundation camp experience is designed to provide underprivileged youth with the opportunity to build lasting strengths and life skills, which allow them to thrive at school, succeed in their future workplaces, and become positive, contributing members of their communities. As active members of their communities, Canadian dairy farmers are honored to be part of such an initiative.
“We are proud to partner with the THCF, which gives Canadian youth an extraordinary experience that will stay with them all their life,” said Wally Smith, DFC’s President. “On behalf of our organization, I want to thank Pierre for representing us and taking on this enormous challenge. I want to wish all the climbers the very best, and commend all of them on their dedication to our youth.”
Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania is the highest peak in Africa and one of the largest volcanoes in the world. Starting in the rainforests of Lemosho Glades, climbers will trek through five different eco-systems on their way to the 5895 meters high summit.
Visit www.thcfkiliclimb.com to learn more about the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation Kilimanjaro Summit Climb, presented by The Dairy Farmers of Canada, and to support Pierre Lampron’s climb.
Pierre Lampron will have media availability before and after the climb.
About Dairy Farmers of Canada
Founded in 1934, Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) is the national organization defending the interests of Canadian dairy farmers and striving to create favourable conditions for the Canadian dairy industry. Working within supply management, DFC promotes safe, high quality, sustainable, and nutritious Canadian dairy products made from 100% Canadian milk through various marketing, nutrition, policy, and lobbying initiatives. Driven by a strong sense of community and pride, DFC and Canadian dairy farmers actively support a number of local and national initiatives. Visit dairyfarmers.ca for more information.