Athletes in Kind (“AIK”) is a not for profit organization that raises funds through athletic and non-athletic events. AIK was founded by Lorie Muller in 2005 with a dream of raising funds to support families battling cancer. This dream became a reality when she shaved her head and raised $15,000, and from that “The Head Shave in the Park” on Pitt Meadows Day, has become an annual event for the town.
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In 2008 AIK formed a charitable society, with its own board of directors. Our goal is to provide support through mentorship, coaching, consultation and provision of other resources for athletes involved in fundraising and our hope is to keep growing and continue to conduct events, provide advice and support to athletes and others who share the goals of the Society.
AIK chose BC Childhood Cancer Parents’ Association as a beneficiary of the money it raises because we know that all the money we give goes to families struggling financially while their children are in treatment. That has been something the public and AIK supporters have been able to identify with and throw their full support behind.
AIK organizes many other events, from head shaves to running events and clinics, and people come from all over to help support the organization, raising thousands of dollars. One program is “kids helping kids” who inspire us to plan even more events for children to participate in. Kids feel good about giving and the events and programs are geared to living a healthy life and being involved in what would otherwise be an adult charity.