Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) is proud to announce that Pierre Lampron, representing all Canadian dairy farmers, reached the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro to raise funds in support of the more than 20,000 underprivileged children and youth who benefit from Tim Horton Children’s Foundation (THCF).
Pierre, a dairy farmer and member of DFC’s Board of Directors, took on the THCF Kilimanjaro Summit Climb on behalf of DFC and reached the summit on February 24, along with 25 other Canadian climbers, who have together raised $595,000 for THCF.
“I was honoured to participate in the Kilimanjaro Summit Climb in support of the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation on behalf of all Canadian dairy farmers,” said Pierre Lampron. “As dairy farmers, we are always looking to give back to our communities, and this was a great opportunity to do so. By completing this challenge, we are giving children and youth the opportunity to have a brighter future, and for that I could not be more proud.”
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.
“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 congratulate Pierre and the climbers for their achievement 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. The climbers started their adventure in the rainforests of Lemosho Glades on February 18 and climbed 2,800 meters on the first day. They trekked through five different eco-systems on their way to the 5895 meters high summit. Pierre is now back in Canada and he is looking forward to sharing stories of his adventure.
Visit their website to learn more about the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation Kilimanjaro Summit Climb.
Source: Dairy Farmers of Canada