In 2015, employees across G&K's Canadian & U.S. Canadian operations raised over $37,000 for Childhood Cancer Canada and the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, surpassing their original goal of $12,000. Fundraising efforts included a range of activities such as bake sales, raffles, auctions, and head-shaving events.
“Every year 1,500 Canadian children are newly diagnosed with cancer, with 2 out of 3 survivors of childhood cancer suffering long-term effects as a result of the treatment," said Kevin Fancey, President of G&K Services Canada. “We are dedicated to funding national childhood cancer research and this year’s fundraising is a great example of how our employees can come together to achieve this in a fun and inspirational way.”
2015 G&K Services Survivor Scholarship Recipients
Christian Vit - Hodgkin's Lymphoma - G&K Montreal
"I wanted to express my deepest gratitude to G&K Services for sponsoring my scholarship. The financial hardship that accompanies a cancer diagnosis can me detrimental to a family, which extends beyond the diagnosis and well into treatment and recovery. Know that your contributions are making a big difference in the lives of students you serve - you are truly an inspirational organization. I feel very fortunate to have your support. Thank you!"
Aiden Rankie - Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia - G&K Windsor
"I wanted to personally thank G&K Services for sponsoring me as the recipient of the Survivor Scholarship. I feel honored, and it means a lot to me. This scholarship has made it a lot easier to succeed in school. I am taking Heating, Venting, and Air Conditioning at Humber College. I think it is cool that one day I may get to wear uniforms by G&K. That would be awesome. Thank you again G&K Services. They say kindness is always remembered. I will always appreciate and remember G&K and this scholarship. Thank you!"
Kienna Shaw - Stage IV Ganglioneuroblastoma - G&K Sault St. Marie
"Thank you so much G&K Services for sponsoring this scholarship! I'm attending Knowledge Integration at the University of Waterloo, my dream program, and I couldn't have done it without this scholarship. I'm very grateful for your kind support! From the bottom of my heart, thank you!"
Alec Pappianni - Hepatoblastoma - G&K Cambridge
"Dear G&K Services, I want to thank you for your generosity in sponsoring this scholarship. You have made school a little easier and less stressful for many cancer survivors like me! Personally, this scholarship was a blessing, as it was a struggle to come up with funds for school this year. It means so much to me as it takes a huge weight off my shoulders. Thank you for your kindness!"
Marell Tomeh - Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia - G&K Corporate Canada
"I would sincerely like to thank G&K Services for their sponsorship the scholarship I received. I am reminded that I am not alone in my efforts and I am supported by those who are aware of the difficulties. I am pleased to say that this year I have now fully returned to my studies, and would sincerely like to thank G&K Services for their generous support and for sending me off to school. I promise to continue to pay this act of kindness forward in the many years of life that I have yet to live."