Staff Member Running to Raise Funds

Dear Community of Huntley Centennial and Carp,

 
My name is Sylvain Flipsen, and I am a teacher at Huntley Centennial. I teach grades 4 and 5 in French Immersion, and Health and PhysEd to grade 4 and 6 students. I am also a runner and this year I will be running my fifth half marathon in Ottawa on May 24th. I have made it a personal goal to help raise money at one event per year, and I choose causes that are “close to home”. Our community has two young Huntley Huskies who are living with cancer. These young children were simply enjoying all the things young children should when they received the news that they had cancer. Thanks to ongoing research in the area of all cancer and the strides our health professionals have made in helping children and families understand and cope with this dispassionate disease, things are different in their lives, but they have good prognoses and the support needed to make it through the questions and the challenging times. That is why I have chosen to run for POGO (Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario pogo.ca) This organization helps to raise funds for cancer research and offers support and practical information that will help improve the quality of life and sense of community for young patients and their families. Please join me in supporting POGO and these two young boys and their families by donating to me at POGO2015Simply scroll down to “Search for a Participant” and then type in Sylvain Flipsen. Click onto my name to be brought to my personal fundraising page where you can make a donation.

Thank you in advance for your generous support. I look forward to a successful run and fund raising campaign. My running goal is less than 1 hour and 50 minutes (around 5 minutes per km) and my fundraising goal is $1000.
 
Sincerely,Sylvain

“WHEN A STORM IS COMING, ALL OTHER BIRDS SEEK SHELTER. THE EAGLE ALONE, AVOIDS THE STORM BY FLYING ABOVE IT.
SO, IN THE STORM OF LIFE… MAY YOUR HEART SOAR LIKE AN EAGLE.” Author unknown.
p.s. if you are having difficulty with the link “POGO2015” above, please enter the following url into your web browser.
M. Sylvain Flipsen                                              Mr. Sylvain Flipsen

Enseignant de la 4e/5e année en immersion       Grade 4/5 Immersion Teacher
É. p. Huntley Centennial                                     Huntley Centennial P.S.
sylvain.flipsen@ocdsb.ca                                   sylvain.flipsen@ocdsb.ca
“The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.”
— Samuel Johnson