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What is A Blade to Consider?

A BLADE TO CONSIDER - EDMONTON ROLLERBLADE CHARITABLE FOUNDATION became incorporated as a society on July 19, 2005. We are a non-for-profit society formed with a vision help troubled inner city youth and to support children's cancer research. Basically to save lives!

*For two years now, We have supported two worthy local youth charities: iHuman Youth Society and The Michael Cuccione Cancer Foundation.

In 2005, through pledge form donations, twenty-eight participants managed to raise $14,628 for youth! This year we are depending 50 participants to raise $50,000 by cycling or blading various routes (6K-40K) through Edmonton's River Valley on Saturday, July 15.

Personal Dedication


This event was personally created in honor of the four R.C.M.P. constables who were murdered in Mayerthorpe on March 3, 2005: Const. Tony Gordon, Const. Brock Myrol, Const. Leo Johnston, and Const. Peter Schiemann (our Concordia friend). Peter was also excited to be a member of the planning committee for "A Blade To Consider" during its earliest stages.

2006 Awards & Appreciation Night!

The Sutton Place Hotel(10235-101 street) will be hosting our 2006 Awards Night on Friday, August 25 at 6pm in the Vintage Room for all of the volunteers, participants, and committee members. Each one involved on Saturday, July 15 is invited to attend and bring a guest. There will be prizes, entertainment, appetizers, and beverages for everyone. Please RSVP soon so we know how many will be coming! RSVP by emailing: director@ablade.org

Mr. Paul Mennier of City TV hosted the 2006 finish line celebrations at the Alberta Legislature Grounds band shell Saturday, July 15! This year we raised over $19,000 and had 28 partcicipants 'Play a Part.'

In addition to having Mr. Mennier and City TV's support, we also received recognition through Global TV, CFRN News, The Devon Dispatch, as well as The Edmonton Journal.

If you are interested in helping plan the 2007 event, please email us. We are collecting participant and volunteer applications All-Year-Long! We need to hit our 100 participant GOAL; Please apply online today!

Participate, volunteer or make a financial donation.

Genesis of the Project

The genesis of this project came from a young man named Christopher Ducharme who tragically lost his mother in 1996 when she was murdered by her boyfriend. Chris' loss has led him to the knowledge that life is precious and we must all do whatever we can to help improve the lives of others.

Roller-blading and poetry became forms of emotional release for him. Most significantly though, is his ability to forgive her killer and turn his loss into the impetus for helping others is inspiring. Michael Cuccione, who died in 2001 at the age of 16, was also inspiring. His motto has become Chris' motto: "One person can only do so much, but together we can make a difference!"

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