Gary Sadler, Senior Vice President of Sales, Sandals Resorts; Aneta Friisdahl; Michael Friisdahl, CEO, Air Canada Leisure Group; Courtney Sadler, Cancer Survivor; Councillor Michael Thompson.

Courtney’s Quest raises money for SickKids with support of Sandals

TORONTO – A dinner gala was held on Friday night in support of Courtney’s Quest fundraising initiative for SickKids Foundation and Camp Trillium. The travel industry, led by Sandals and Beaches, was out in full force to support the cause, with Air Canada rouge, Air Canada, WestJet, Transat Holidays, Melia Hotels International and Moreno Travel also making major contributions.

The goal of the night was to raise $50,000 for SickKids Foundation, which is the largest charitable funder of child health research, learning and care in Canada, as well as the Camp Trillium which offers recreational experiences to children and families dealing with cancer.

Courtney’s Quest is the vision of Courtney Sadler, a brave young girl who was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia shortly after her 16th birthday. After 4 grueling rounds of chemotherapy and months spent at SickKids, Courtney is now in remission and her ‘Quest’ to raise awareness and funding for the organizations that helped save her life has begun.

Courtney Sadler is the daughter of Gary Sadler, Senior Vice President of Sales, Sandals Resorts. Gary and the entire Sandals family were on hand giving full support to Courtney and the cause, as well as other industry heavyweights and Councillor Michael Thompson.

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