The KidFit Program
Dr. Donald Mabbott, a Clinical Psychologist and Senior Scientist at SickKids Hospital and an Associate Professor in Psychology at the University of Toronto along with his team of scientists, lead an initiative called the KidFit Program. This program focuses on training the brain to repair itself through exercise in children who have acquired brain injury from cancer. These injuries can have damaging effects leading to life-long learning disabilities. With the goal of repairing the damaged white matter in a child’s brain, the KidFit Program focuses on exercise as therapy to improve cognitive abilities. Starting in 2018, a trial at Wellspring, located in Oakville, Ontario will be the first of many community roll-out programs. The Knobby Tire Trek for Kids event is proud to help fund such a worthwhile program for local children and families.
Camp Trillium, (officially The Trillium Childhood Cancer Support Centre) offers year-round recreational experiences to bring children with cancer and their families together. Camp Trillium provides an environment that normalizes relationships and experiences, helping children and their families in the healing process and enhancing their quality of life. Money raised from the Knobby Tire Trek for Kids event will go directly to support Camp Trillium and its programming.