– The Ottawa Senators Foundation
announced that $248,000 was raised today in the fifth annual Direct Energy Walk, Roll and Run for Roger’s House
The event, which took place at Ottawa’s Brookstreet Resort, saw more than 1,000 participants take part in either the 2-, 5- or 10-kilometre events. Senators players Martin Gerber, Antoine Vermette and Roger’s House honorary chair Mike Fisher took part in the ceremonies and signed autographs for the participants.
“The community continues to show its outstanding support for the legacy of Roger Neilson,” said Ottawa Senators Foundation president Dave Ready. “This year’s event was a tremendous success, setting records for both number of participants and funds raised for Roger’s House.”
Roger's House is the charity of choice of the Ottawa Senators Foundation. Located on the grounds of the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Roger's House provides a comprehensive pediatric respite and palliative care program with elements of outreach, residential hospice, pain and symptom management; grief and bereavement counseling; and research.
Since opening its doors in May 2006, Roger's House has had more than 250 admissions. The welcoming home-away-from-home atmosphere comforts children and families who are admitted to the state-of-the-art, eight-bedroom facility, where dedicated professionals and volunteers provide the very best in compassionate care and support.