While all eyes are on the spectacle and excitement of the winter games in Vancouver, It’s easy to forget the struggles many Canadian athletes go through just to scrape together the money to compete. Sometimes, after years of training, dreams of representing Canada are shattered over something as simple as the cost of plane fare.
Canadian Athletes Now Fund (CAN Fund) helps keep those dreams alive by raising funds that go ?directly into the hands of Canadian elite athletes to support their training, coaching, nutrition and living expenses in preparation for international competition.? CAN Fund, a not-for-profit organization, provides funding to ?both able-bodied and paralympic athletes.?
From national school campaigns to video messages from athletes, the CAN Fund website is definitely worth a look.