The numbers: 6 weeks x 5 smart women = $60,000 raised to #stopsextrafficking. One of the first successful fundraisers of the Muskoka season was only hatched during the May long weekend by Tamara Moore, Melony Jamieson, Tamara Bahry, Genevieve Roch-Decter and Brittney Kuczinski in support of Covenant House.
The founders of Commission Yourself came together less than 6 weeks ago, on an afternoon during the May long weekend, sitting around the cottage talking about the terrible epidemic of sex trafficking plaguing our country’s young women and children. Yes, it happens here in Canada. According to Moore, “We decided then and there that we had to do something to stop sex trafficking. I was starring on a TV series out West on Bravo (Apres Ski) when Covenant House first reached out to me and I became aware of all they do. Tamara Bahry was involved in an event in Toronto that Gen and Britt orchestrated on behalf of Covenant House and their anti-sex trafficking campaign. It was a cause near and dear to each of us and that is why we decided to continue to support them and their good work.”
The event took place on July 15th on Lake Rosseau starting with the Exclusive Pro-Am cycle experience with Olympic Medalist Curt Harnett followed by activity-filled dock party at one of Muskoka’s most coveted cottages. with hundreds of attendees and raising more than $60,000.00 for Covenant House’s Just Like a Girl you Know campaign. Activities included Flyboarding, wakesurfing, log rolling, Tuff Boat experience & chipping golf competition and entertainment with Geoff Sayer, resident DJ at Kasa Moto & the Thompson Hotel.
Photo credits: celebrity photographer George Pimentel who generously donated his time.
Due to the generosity of attendees, sponsors, friends, family and communities both in Toronto and Muskoka more than $60,000 has been raised to date. To donate to the Just Like a Girl You Know campaign : http://www.covenanthousetoronto.ca/homeless-youth/Home.aspx