INTERNeX Canada: Casual Friday – Mario Fighting for Kids

This year six million children will die from hunger related causes and more than 750 children will require treatment for cancer at BC Children’s Hospital. Sadly, those statistics are probably not the first thing you want to hear on this lovely Casual Friday, but it’s true.

I don’t know where most of you are in life, but for myself, I often take my warm house, clean food and water and my healthy body for granted. More than one billion people in the world cannot afford to do so. The past Thanksgiving holiday has made me think about what I can do about these problems that seem so big and untouchable.

This is why I want to tell you about an amazing person and his ambitious goal that I’m so honoured to be a part of:

Meet Mario Schiopu.

Mario is a former Romanian karate champion and has grown up seeing malnourished children in his home country. Yet, he has also seen the generosity of Children’s Hunger Fund in distributing 1 billion dollars in food and other resources to help 10 million children in 73 countries worldwide. As well, Mario witnessed the difficulties of leukemia on his close friend’s son, Adrian last year. Thankfully, with the chemotherapy treatment Adrian received at BC Children’s Hospital, Adrian is now cancer-free and full of energy!

Seeing the positive effect that these charities have brought, Mario feels the need to do something more. Instead of celebrating with an extravagant party for his 50th birthday, Mario has decided to combine his passions of karate and fitness with helping children in need at the same time.

How is he going to accomplish this? Mario will be making a huge comeback in the karate world by fighting at the 2012 Karate BC Provincial Championship on November 17th and 18th. With his knowledge as a nutrition and fitness consultant, Mario is proving that even at the age of 50 he has what it takes to compete and win at this prestigious tournament. Mario is hoping to raise awareness and funds for the two charities very close to his heart – Children’s Hunger Fund and BC’s Children Hospital.

By fighting with everything he has, Mario is committed to helping children who are suffering with childhood diseases or are in desperate need of food. This may seem like such an ambitious goal, but Mario’s heart is definitely big enough.

If you would like to support Mario or learn more, please visit www.mariofitfightingforkids.com.

Cheers,

Queenie

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

Easter Long Weekend!

So the four-day-long weekend is approaching and I’m sure you guys are looking forward to a little time off…I am at least. I will be using this time to catch up on all my school work but my calender is filled with so many fun events I might just have to take at least one night off from work…maybe two. But I was browsing through our ECal and saw a few events around Canada that I thought might be of interest to you guys.

First I have the 13th Annual Showcase Showdown presented by Burton this Saturday April 3rd 2010. Held up in our very own Whistler up on Blackcomb Mountain. If you like to party up in the Nintendo Terrain Park then this is the event for you guys! This Showcase Showdown features a VANS Off the Wall Waffle Breakfast, Samsung Best Trick Contest, a Bar-B-Que on the Hill and the Showcase 20 year Anniversary Afterparty!! If you are interested in this event or want to find more events up in Whistler then visit their website

Secondly, the city of Calgary the CBI Health Hustle for Hunger 2010. Hosted this Sunday, April 4th 2010 at the Eau Claire Market. You can still participate or just watch this run/walk and all the proceeds raised from this event will be going to the Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank. All participants will get a free technical t-shirt with entry along with goodies from our sponsors. See their website for registration and/or event details

These are just some of the events occuring all around Canada. If you want to find an event in your area keep checking our ECal and/or facebook page and for more information on INTERNeX related events you can also feel free to contact us at the office

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149
Email: pr@internexcanada.com