"Summiting Kilimanjaro will take every ounce of the determination I had at the Vancouver games, but it will all be worth it knowing that we will be helping girls escape exploitation."
Canadian Olympic curling medalist Cheryl Bernard has swapped her captain’s jersey for a bright orange one. She ran the ScotiaBank Calgary Marathon in 2014 to raise awareness for the world’s most vulnerable children, some who walk 10 km a day to access clean drinking water.
In 2015, Bernard joined other World Vision ambassadors on the Kili Climb for Kids. “Winning an Olympic medal for Canada was one of my proudest moments, but performing on Africa’s highest stage will be one of the greatest challenges. It’s going to be a tough grind, but I’m motivated like never before because I know I’ll be changing children’s lives for the better.”
When you sponsor a child, you help break the cycle of poverty by providing a child and their community with life-saving necessities. Canadians have been partnering with World Vision for 60 years, because they've discovered that sponsorship works. With your help, we partner with the child, their family, neighbours and local leaders to transform a struggling community into one that is thriving. World Vision’s programs focus on Food, Education, Health, Clean water, Child Protection and other vital areas which improve the lives of children and their community.