Hollyburn Country Club
West Vancouver, B.C.
September 8-11th, 2011
Chad's friends and colleagues at the Hollyburn Tennis Centre started the Chad Warren Charity Challenge in his memory. The focus is on having a fun, friendly tournament, while raising some money and awareness of Chad's cause: the HRCTU at the VGH/UBC Hospital Foundation. In the first year, it raised just over $9,600.
Thanks to Sharon Jenvey and Tony Macken for organizing the event, everyone who donated raffle and silent auction items, everyone who bought raffle tickets and bid on silent auction items - and especially to the 126 people who came out and played!
Since my brother Chad died, I have been thinking about how to carry on what he started. Chad had a lot of goals: to get better, to be there for his friends and family, to travel, to make a difference with his life. None of us could make him well, but I can do this small thing for him. I can make sure that his life makes a difference.
Megan ran the Vancouver BMO Marathon - she hadn’t trained for it, or run farther than 24km before but she figured she could beat Oprah’s marathon time of 4 hours and 29 minutes. She challenged her friends to donate $42 if she finished the 42km in under four hours and 20 minutes. She did it in 3 hours and 43 minutes - just three minutes shy of qualifying for the Boston marathon (her next goal.)
read Megan’s blog
Amelia Ufford participated in the Test of Metal Mountain Bike event - a 67km race between 800 riders through the mountainside of Squamish, BC. She dedicated her ride to Chad and raised
$1500 for his cause.
read Amelia’s blog