Kurling for Kids is a charity dedicated to improving the lives of children and their families at children’s hospitals. We strive to raise funds to allow hospitals to provide leading edge medical treatments, programs and equipment for our children, which would otherwise be out of reach with current budgets.
In recognition to CHU Sainte-Justine for saving their daughter Jessica’s live, her father Robert Sears and mother Sylvie Sanschagrin decided to commit to holding an annual curling tournament to raise funds for the children’s hospitals in Montreal. In 1999, the tournament name was changed and Kurling for Kids was officially born - a yearly tournament dedicated to raising funds to help children and parents going through the same challenges they had faced.
Kurling for Kids participants raise funds by selling raffle tickets and collecting donations from family and friends. There are also dozens of affiliate events held each year with all proceeds going to K4K. What began as a very small gesture from parents wanting to thank a hospital has grown into a “feel good” event celebrating its 24th anniversary and having raised over $4.3 million.
Children's hospitals continue to require the support of fundraising events like Kurling for Kids that gives families, friends and supporters the opportunity to join together to make a real difference in the life of sick children.
"We cannot heal a sick child by taking their place... but by giving, we can help them grow up healthy."