The Kingston 2019 Steps For Life Event takes place Saturday, May 4 – a fundraiser that will also feature swag bags, prizes, kids activities and a barbecue.
The charity provides support for family members who have lost a loved one due to a work-related incident, or a loved one has suffered a life-altering injury or illness at work.
Saturday’s event takes place at James R Henderson Public School (361 Roosevelt Dr.) with registration beginning at 9am and the walk starting at 10am.
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RELEASE — Threads of Life is a national charity that provides support for family members who have lost a loved one due to a work-related incident, or a loved one has suffered a life-altering injury or illness at work. Annually the charity raises, much needed, funds for their programs through a community event called Steps for Life. Several Kingston community organizations and volunteers have come to together to bring the Steps for Life event to Kingston for the second year.
Steps for Life is a walk designed to bring people together who have a common goal: helping those who have suffered because of a workplace tragedy. Every day in Canada, three (3) families will receive the news that a loved one is not returning home from work. One (1) workplace tragedy is one (1) too many.
What is Steps for Life?
Workers who die of a work-related injury or illness leave behind families, friends, and co-workers devastated by this tragic loss. Thousands more are living with the reality of a life-altering injury or occupational disease. Threads of Life currently supports more than 2,500 family members across Canada affected by workplace tragedies.
Annually, Threads of Life holds the Steps for Life five (5) km walk fundraiser in communities across the country to support the work they do. The country-wide walk represents a united effort to change the future for all those affected by workplace tragedies. Participants can walk as individuals or as part of a team. Each participant is encouraged to fundraise themselves by asking people to sponsor their walk.
Kingston is home to a vibrant multi-sector economy. Every business is responsible for the health and safety of their workers. Unfortunately, Kingston is not immune to workplace tragedy. There have been numerous workplace fatalities and critical injuries in our area. By holding this event to Kingston, the organizers are hoping to bring attention to the importance of health and safety in the workplace, increase awareness of workplace fatalities and critical injuries occurring in our community. They hope to also, give Kingstonians the opportunity to remember the loved ones they have lost and, recognize those living with workplace injuries. The organizers are hoping to help our community take steps towards a safer and healthier future for all workers in the workplace.