2016 Light It Up Calgary – A Shining Success For Wellspring Calgary!

2016 Light It Up Calgary…A Shining Success For Wellspring Calgary!

As darkness approached on Saturday, April 9th, enthusiastic registrants … all of you … streamed into Eau Claire Market to shine a light for cancer support by taking part in the second annual Light It Up Calgary run and walk presented by Tornado Combustion Technologies Inc .

The Organizing Crew for the 2016 Light It Up Calgary run and walk SINCERELY THANK all of you for your individual and collective contributions towards the highly successful outcome of the second annual Light It Up Calgary run and walk in support of Wellspring Calgary! We are so grateful for your contribution and know that we could not have staged this outstanding fundraising and awareness event so successfully without your help and involvement.

We also extend our sincere thanks to Tornado Combustion Technologies Inc., the presenting sponsor of the event, for offering unwavering support from the inception of the event all the way to the finish line. Gratitude is also extended to Elite Sponsors of this year’s event: ENMAX Corporation, PetroTech Printing, OMG Online Marketing Gurus, Flaman Fitness, The Running Room and Black Diamond Equipment.

We also want to extend our thanks to everyone who generously offered their financial support, the other event contributors, and the numerous Calgary-based businesses who together played a vital role in staging Light It Up Calgary 2016!

None of this would have been possible without the volunteer efforts of the members of the 2016 Steering Committee who shaped the event and worked tirelessly to put the event on the Calgary event landscape for the second consecutive year. We thank this great group of Calgary’s finest!

Amongst many highlights during the evening, it was exciting to award the Top Fundraiser Prize generously offered by the Calgary Fire Department to Selma Thurber who raised $1,850 for Wellspring Calgary.

We were pleased to award the $2,000 treadmill donated by Flaman Fitness to Ms. Sarah Ng, who said: “Light It Up Calgary is an incredibly fun event! The electric atmosphere, the enthusiastic and high-energy participants and volunteers, the energy of running in the dark along a well-marked route, and the food, gear, and prizes make supporting a charitable organization like Wellspring Calgary even more amazing. I loved it last year, I loved it this year, and I am looking forward to being a part of it every year to come!”

We were so fortunate to have the services of Skogen Photography once again to capture the special moments at the event. Skogen Photography is a Calgary- based company that should be considered when you have photography needs …

Watch the video to check out a series of photos taken at the 2016 event.

Your participation and fundraising efforts were sincerely appreciated and the collective efforts of all involved in the 2016 Light It Up Calgary run and walk resulted in a valuable sum of $138,000 raised for Wellspring Calgary! We thank you all for your generosity and support and want you to know that many people in the community who are living with cancer will benefit tremendously as a result!

We look forward to seeing you at the 2017 Light It Up Calgary walk and run.

We are interested in your comments and feedback regarding your experience at the 2016 event and ask that you send your input and comments to: info@lightitupcalgary.ca. Your ideas will help us to improve what we do.

See you next year…and thank you again for shining a light on cancer support!