Thanks to the generosity of Toronto race fans, support from the Ontario Honda Dealers Association (OHDA) and Honda Canada Inc., more than $73,000 was raised for Make-A-Wish Canada during a race weekend filled with fun both on and off the track.
This marks the sixth straight year of Make-A-Wish? fundraising efforts at the Honda Indy Toronto 2015, which has generated a total of $443,000 to date.
“On behalf of everyone at Make-A-Wish, I’d like to express our sincere thanks to Honda Canada, its dealers and, of course, the fans,” said Jennifer Klotz-Ritter, president & CEO, Make-A-Wish Canada.
“This level of commitment and support is a huge part of how we can continue to grant wishes and bring happiness and strength to the lives of children with life-threatening medical conditions.”
James Hinchcliffe, the only Canadian driver in the Verizon IndyCar Series, attended his hometown race in Toronto despite his recent injuries.
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As a Honda ambassador and partner, James made a special appearance on Fan Friday to meet with a large group of Make-A-Wish kids and their families, taking time to sign autographs and pose for photos with the smiling children.
The races may be over, but there are always opportunities to donate to Make-A-Wish.
To make a $5 donation, text the word ‘DREAM’ to 41010 from any mobile phone.
With support from organizations like Honda Canada and the OHDA, Make-A-Wish grants 500 wishes a year through eight regional chapters across the country.
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