For 20 years Galaxy has supported numerous local, provincial and national charitable organizations such as Canadian Veterans Foundation, Kids for Cancer and Cupid for Cancer. Every year our employees volunteer hours of service to further our passion to make a difference.
“Please join us today and help make a difference by donating funds or your time. Thank you for caring,” Rick Hodgkinson, CEO and President at Galaxy.
Military Casualty Support Foundation
The Military Casualty Support Foundation (MCSF) has been founded for the benefit of our casualties and their families, who have suffered an immeasurable loss by carrying out their duties for Canada on peacekeeping missions in war ravaged countries.
There are approximately 1100 young men and women listed as casualties with the military at this time who are in need of our support.
In co-operation with the Ministry of Defence, our goal is to provide emergency financial relief to meet the needs of the victims of these conflicts, that are beyond government programs, as expeditiously as possible.
In response to a need for support to our wounded military and their families, The Military Casualty Support Foundation has been created to more expeditiously fill the gaps not currently met through the current programs and services.
This foundation will provide additional funding for needs such as:
- psychiatric and medical care to meet the needs of the wounded, their children and/or spouses
- sports equipment for permanently wounded military to enhance their lifestyle and enable them to participate in such programs as the Paralympics
- any medical devices to improve their way of life and provide them the means to interact independently on a daily basis
- any other requirements and/or wants as needed.
The MCSF fund will grow through the contributions of private citizens and corporations through participation in fundraising events.
Cupids Against Cancer - Helping teens living with cancer experience the adventure of a lifetime
Cupids Against Cancer is an annual event that began nearly ten years ago as a way to honour the life of Katy McDonald. Funds raised at this special event support the great initiatives of the On the Tip of the Toes Foundation, a charity that organizes wilderness adventure therapies for teens living with cancer. It is also a charity that holds a special place in the hearts of Katy’s family.
In the fall of 2002, Katy was diagnosed with high-grade undifferentiated sarcoma, an extremely rare and aggressive form of cancer. In March 2003 Katy became an On the Tip of the Toes adventurer, driving a snowmobile and exploring the open vistas of James Bay. Here is what Katy had to say about her trip,
"I feel as if I can conquer anything. I was able to spend four days in minus 30 and 40 degree weather and travelled nearly 400km on skidoo in the middle of nowhere! Who knows what else I could do?"
Clearly, this was an unforgettable experience for Katy, helping her redefine her limits and replenish her strength. Sadly, Katy lost her battle with cancer on February 3, 2004 at 17 years of age. Today, her spirit continues to propel the Cupids Against Cancer organizing team forward. Galaxy Broadband supports them in these efforts and hope you will too as we help give more teens living with cancer the chance to become adventurers like Katy – and reclaim a bit of themselves in the process.
Make a difference in the life of a teen living with cancer. Make your contribution today to Cupids Against Cancer and to the great works of the On the Tip of the Toes Foundation.