Steps for Life - Kingston

 

The first annual Steps for Life - Kingston walk took place  on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at J.R. Henderson Public School. Over $20,000 was raised to support families who have been affected by workplace tragedies. 

What is Steps for Life?

Workers who die of a work-related injury or illness leave behind families, friends and co-workers devastated by this tragic loss. Thousands more are living with the reality of a life-altering injury or occupational disease. Threads of Life currently supports more than 2,500 family members across Canada affected by workplace tragedies.

Annually, Threads of Life holds the Steps for Life five (5) km walk fundraiser in communities across the country to support the work they do. The country-wide walk represents a united effort to change the future for all those affected by workplace tragedies. Participants can walk as individuals or as part of a team. Each participant is encouraged to fundraise themselves by asking people to sponsor their walk.

Why Kingston?

Kingston is home to a vibrant multi-sector economy. Every business is responsible for the health and safety of their workers. Unfortunately, Kingston is not immune to workplace tragedy. There have been numerous workplace fatalities and critical injuries in this area. By bringing this event to Kingston, the organizers believe awareness was raised in regards to the importance of health and safety in the workplace and the number of workplace fatalities and critical injuries occurring in our community.

 

Please see the links below to read and hear more about the Steps for Life - Kingston walk: 

The Kingston Whig-Standard: Steps for Life

CKWS Kingston: First Annual Steps for Life A Success 

 

There is still an opportunity to donate to Threads of Life and the Kingston Steps for Life walk. Please visit the Steps for Life website for additional details. 

 

 

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