QRX ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS - also known as Lou Gehrig's disease) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease. People with ALS become paralyzed due to degeneration of the upper and lower motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord. Today, approximately 2,500 - 3,000 Canadians are living with this fatal disease. It is predicted by 2040, neurodegenerative will surpass cancer as the second leading cause of death in Canada. For more information on ALS, please visit their site: http://www.als.ca
QRX Team: (L to R) Grace, Tina, Lisa, Mike, Connie, Joey, Kat, Jerry, Sabur, Omar, Dave, Mai, Nelson, Kevin, and Olivia
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is has created a social media buzz around the world and has helped to raise awareness and donations for ALS. Pete Frates, a Boston College baseball player living with ALS, has inspired the #IceBucketChallenge and has issued the challenge to anyone who wants to get involved.
The QRX Team was nominated to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge by QRX General Manager, Grace Martins. Not only did the Team accept the challenge, we also donated to ALS Canada. Every dollar donated by the members of the Team was matched by QRX Technology Group!
Click on the link to watch our ALS Ice Bucket Challenges: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drjRRiwfSV8 ; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0831h3tAQLM
In the spirit of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, the QRX Team nominated the HP Team – specifically: Gary Drysdale and Team, Julie Coutts and Team, and Dan D’Souza and Team. The graciously accepted our challange! Click on the link to watch the HP Team's ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXajtdWLq5E
Annual SNAPSO Spring Fling Dinner/Dance Fundraiser
SNAPSO (Special Needs Adult Program Services Organization) provides safe and secure day program services for adults living with developmental disabilities. The adults supported by SNAPSO are all developmentally disabled due to a variety of medical conditions and/or physical disabilities. SNAPSO programs provide the support to ensure these adults have the opportunities to be active and visible in their community.
On April 26th, 2014, QRX Technology Group was proud to be able to offer SNAPSO our support by providing a draw prize and attending their Annual Spring Fling Dinner/Dance Fundraiser.
To find out more about SNAPSO and the wonderful people they support, please visit http://www.snapso.ca
Movember is the month formerly known as November, where men and women across the globe join together to raise awareness and funds for men’s health issues. Men grow a Mo (moustache) for 30 days to become walking, talking billboards, for our men’s health causes - specifically prostate cancer, testicular cancer and male mental health initiatives.
The men of QRX organized a "Mo" team (QrXtreme Stashes) and collected $860 in support of the 2013 campaign!
From left standing: Nelson Au, Carlos Martins, Sabur Sikder, Joey Labao, Dave "Burgundy" Vyse-Team Captain, Omar Robinson. Front: Neil Haunton and Tony Lourenco.
Daily Bread Food Bank
QRX is a proud supporter of the Daily Bread Food Bank in Toronto.
Daily Bread Food Bank is a non-profit, charitable organization that is fighting to end hunger in our communities. Every year thousands of people across Toronto rely on food banks. Daily Bread serves these people through neighbourhood food banks and meal programs in over 170 member agencies.
For more information please visit: http://www.dailybread.ca
This year the QRX group participated in the annual Thanksgiving Food Drive. The food collected went to the Daily Bread Food Bank in Toronto.
The Jason Kelly Classic & JDRF
QRX was proud to participate and be a sponsor of the annual Jason Kelly Classic as it reached the Million Dollar mark in only its 7th year!
For more information on the The Jason Kelly Classic & JDRF visit: www.jasonkellyclassic.com