Mayor Cam Guthrie will be donning some tights, a cape and mask in support of KidsAbility.
The agency, that provides therapy services to children with disabilities, is holding its Superhero Run in June and Guthrie has been named honourary chair.
Don't be jealous. You can be a superhero too. KidsAbility is hoping to generate lots of interest in the event. But should Guthrie go as Captain Guelph? Mayor-man? The Guelph Factor-inator?
So many possibilities.
Here's their press release:
Mayor Cam Guthrie a Superhero?
Guelph, Ontario – April 22, 2015
It’s true! For one day, Mayor Cam Guthrie will don a costume and transform himself into a superhero. The reason? He has been named the 2015 Superhero Run for KidsAbility Honourary Chair!
As Mayor Guthrie states, “I have always enjoyed events that are welcoming to anyone within our great community. The KidsAbility Superhero Run does just that! Too often we can be huddled up in our homes, in front of our TVs with our children playing video games. This event gets us out of the home, walking and running with our family, friends, co-workers and neighbours while at the same time raising funds for children in need of life-changing therapy! And we get to do so while dressing up as our favorite superhero! Can’t get much better than that!”
In its first year, the Superhero Run for KidsAbility had over 600 participants and raised over $60,000. As Lisa Talbot, Executive Director of KidsAbility Foundation, notes, “The support we received from the local community was truly amazing. Adults and children alike embraced the superhero theme and came out to race in their favourite costumes. Their fundraising efforts made a huge difference in the lives of children and youth with special needs, as donations supported the purchase of essential equipment, the hiring of specialized therapists, the creation of new programs and the reduction of wait times for children.”
On Sunday, June 21, 2015, Mayor Guthrie is urging people to come together once again for the Superhero Run. As he states, “What some might view as only a fundraiser I view as a community gathering. It’s easy to donate money to any charity, and I do that often. But this event brings some of the greatest smiles I’ve ever seen. From the sponsors, to KidsAbility staff, the runners, walkers and the people providing entertainment, it’s second to none. So I encourage everyone to get involved. Talk it over with family, friends, neighbours and co-workers. Get a Superhero team together and make this event a great one! You won’t be disappointed!”