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Canadian SADS teams up with 2015 Carassauga Festival for an exciting new initiative!

The Canadian SADS Foundation has teamed up with Carassauga Festival of Cultures
and we would like to invite you to join the Charity & Community Challenge to raise awareness about inherited cardiac rhythm disorders. 

Established in 1995, The Canadian Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndromes (SADS) Foundation, a registered Canadian charity, is the only patient advocacy group in Canada dedicated to supporting families affected by inherited cardiac rhythm disorders. Often referred to as SADS conditions, inherited cardiac rhythm disorders are a group of diseases that affect the heart and can sometimes cause sudden cardiac death (SCD). A correct and early diagnosis and appropriate treatment for an inherited cardiac rhythm disorder will often result in affected people being able to lead productive lives with normal life spans. 

The Canadian SADS Foundation is also committed to raising awareness about "The Warning Signs" for these potentially devastating disorders. Ongoing awareness is essential to prevent the deaths of an estimated 600 children and young people who die from a SADS condition each year in Canada. Creating and sustaining awareness of SCD among medical professionals is also an integral part of the Foundation's work.

Carassauga is Ontario’s largest multicultural festival run by over 6000 volunteers. This year’s event takes place on May 22nd, 23rd, and 24th, 2015, and is now in its 30th consecutive year of operation.

What is Carassauga’s Charity & Community Challenge?
Carassauga’s Charity & Community Challenge (CC Challenge) is an innovative peer-to-peer fundraising initiative that enables charities and community groups to fundraise for their cause. Instead of attending a walk, bike ride or golf tournament as a fundraising initiative, the CC Challenge consists of games and activities, such as trivia and culture based activities, innovatively created to suit the diversity of each individual country/pavilion. These challenges are designed to endorse healthy competition for the people who attend the Festival. Each participant will have a chance to win prizes upon completion of their Challenges, all from showing their support of The Canadian SADS Foundation by attending Carassauga Festival. 

Carassauga’s Goals
The goals of Carassauaga’s Charity & Community Challenge are to bring awareness to local charities and community groups by promoting the Challenge.  Another approach is to support and inspire fundraising within charities and community groups through Friendship Powered Fundraising.  As a third party fundraising avenue for organizations, the CC Challenge will endorse fun and experience for the public to come together and celebrate the cultural diversity of the grand festival of Carassauga.

How to support the Canadian SADS Foundation
Anyone who would like to participate and support the Canadian SADS Foundation can choose to ‘Sign Up’ from this link: SADS CC Challenge Webpage. These participants will receive a passport to enter into the Festival weekend, May 22, 23 and 24, 2015.  Participants will visit the pavilions throughout Carassauga to complete the challenges to win amazing prizes!

"The CC Challenge is a brilliant way to fundraise! This is an opportunity where someone can make a difference, have fun, win prizes, and learn about so many amazing cultures.  It really puts the FUN in fundraising!” – Gabriella Mammone, CC Challenge Event Organizer

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For more information about the Canadian SADS Foundation please visit: 

Media Contacts:
The Canadian SADS Foundation
Andrea Wilmot 

Carassauga’s CC Challenge
Gabriella Mammone
905.361.1366 x401

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