‘Log-a-Load for kids’ is a fundraising campaign that began 28 years ago. Initially, loggers and other workers from the forest products community donated the value of a load of logs to their local children’s hospital.
The idea spread, and now forest product workers from across North America raise funds through a wide range of events, to support children’s hospitals in their community and beyond.
In 2015, the total campaign raised $2,285,000 in support of 61 children’s hospitals.
BioApplied™ is proud to support the ‘Log-a-Load for Kids’ campaign.
The weekend of Aug 20-21 marked the 11th ‘Log-a-Load for Kids’ softball tournament in Caledonia, Nova Scotia.
Rod Badcock, principal partner at BioApplied™, has been a key organizer and contributor to the event since its inception. He works with a dedicated committee of volunteers from the community, and many others who are happy to help-out running raffles, cake-walks, auctions, canteen, sign-age, clean-ups, etc…
After the busy weekend, Rod took a moment to reflect, “People look forward to this weekend in August. It has become a regular family event, and brings the community together in a positive way. It is especially gratifying to see those that were young children so many years ago now involved as active participants”
Although there is a lot of fun and comradery at the ball-field, at the end of the day, everyone digs deep to ensure the objectives of the tournament are met, and this year was no exception. The event raised over $20,000 to directly support the Children’s Health department of the IWK Health Centre in Halifax.
Keely Wallace, a representative of the IWK, was on-hand at the conclusion of the tournament to thank the participants, and to let everyone know how the funds allow the IWK to provide critical equipment to help the medical professionals perform their duties. She shared a personal story of a baby born very pre-mature. No larger than the palm of your hand, the baby received care and support at IWK, and is now a thriving young child.
A powerful reminder of why this tournament matters.
Rod Badcock (lower right) and some of the BioApplied “Bombers” softball squad
Tournament day operations desk, and Wendy Looke keeping close track.