CHAMP is a division of the War Amps organization. It provides prosthetic devices and other services to child amputees (Champs) and their families. Pictured below are some of the children from the Maritimes that benefit from the CHAMP program.
One prosthetic arm cost thousands of dollars and, for a child amputee, must be replaced often as the child outgrows the device. This can become a very costly affair for the family. CHAMP provides these services without any financial help at all from any government organization.
Over the past nine years, the Defenders have raised over $75,000 for CHAMP. The total amount raised in 1999 was $10,500! All this is done by an organization that has a local membership of just under 50 members and a national membership of under 150 in 1999!
2010 CHAMP Presentation
2009 CHAMP Presentation. From left to right; Bear Sookhbirsingh
(President), Guy Leclerc, Michelle Stephenson, Fred Stephenson, Kyla
(CHAMP), Karen (of Karen's Recyclables).
Presenting the 2007 Cheque to CHAMP Kyla is President Pete Henry and Vice-President Mike Diaczenko.
Kyla will be joining the Defenders in future fund raising and other fun events.
Presenting the cheque to CHAMP On Dec 1, 1999 the Defenders Motorcycle Club was proud to present a cheque for $10,500 to representatives of CHAMP of Canada.
Pictured above from left to right: Back Row: Kathy Saulnier, Graham Hodder, Dana Govang, Wink Saulnier, Greg Leclair, Krystal (obscured), Rod MacDonald (obscured), Bryan McKenna and Sean Birch (V/Pres Defenders). Front Row: Linda Strudwick (Legion Representative), Robert (Brother of Nichole) Milton Samms (Legion President), Nichole (one of the CHAMP that benefits from our fundraising efforts), Sonny Zinck (President Defenders), Dianne Zinck (Secretary Defenders).