“Let’s show our
True Patriot Love”
Vlog 01: Fundraising Progress
David Faassen, Senior Vice President, Marketing, provides an update on the True Patriot Love Mackenzie Expedition
DAVID FAASSEN: Roughly five weeks to go to the expedition. The time has flied so quickly. It’s a bit frightening. The fundraising is going quite well – a little slow start, but it’s doing quite well right now. We’re about halfway towards the official goal of $50,000. It has been a combination of friends, family. We’re selling hats – True Patriot Love Mackenzie hats – to employees. We’ve had donations from employees, from complete strangers who’ve been watching our social media feeds, which is all fantastic, and we’re starting to see some great feedback and support from our business partners, as well, which is all very exciting. So halfway to the official goal, but we actually have an unofficial goal, which I won’t reveal at this point. Quite excited about that and fingers crossed, we’re going to get there.
Everyone knows the physical sacrifices that Canada’s military personnel make every day.
But what about the mental and emotional trauma they endure while serving our country?
- FACT: The risk of suicide for our Veterans exceeds that of the general population.
- FACT: 60% of medically released military personnel face permanent physical limitations.
- FACT: Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a grim reality for many Veterans.
Most of us can only imagine their painful and horrific experiences. How far would you go to help them? How about Baffin Island?
That’s where two of Mackenzie Investments’ senior leaders, Libby McCready and Fate Saghir, are heading on behalf of True Patriot Love (TPL) Foundation, a national charity dedicated to providing Canadian military and Veteran families with the support they need and the hope they deserve.
Mackenzie is proud to be Presenting Sponsor of True Patriot Love Women’s Expedition: Baffin Island 2019. The expedition will pair Canadian female soldiers and Veterans with female business and community leaders. During this first-ever all-women’s expedition, participants must work as a team to overcome significant physical and mental roadblocks as they snowshoe 100km across the frigid Arctic Circle!
Today, we ask you to support Libby and Fate to raise $100,000 toward this expedition. No donation is too small as every dollar helps provide crucial mental health and transition programs.
You can improve the lives of the military personnel who have sacrificed so much to protect our own lives. To support Libby, Fate and the entire TPL organization, please donate to the cause.
Thanks for your compassion and generosity as you make a difference in the lives of our military.
Since 2009, TPL has provided $25 million to fund innovative research and support 750 community-based programs across the country. By addressing the unique challenges resulting from military service including mental health, physical rehabilitation, transitioning to civilian life, and the special needs of children, TPL has helped change the lives of more than 25,000 military families.