Fifth annual Brookfield Pain for Gain Stair Climb raises funds for United Way Toronto
Brookfield employees showed they have a whole lot of determination, not to mention energy, at the fifth annual Brookfield Pain for Gain Stair Climb. Held on November 18, employees climbed in teams, taking on 10 of the premier buildings in Toronto’s financial core managed by Brookfield. At 6,340 steps and 317 floors in total, each person took on the impressive equivalent of four CN Towers in support of United Way Toronto.
Collectively, employees raised almost $15,000 thanks to the climb, which will go toward their overall employee goal of $25,000 this year. Brookfield matches every dollar raised by employees. This year, Brookfield has raised a final amount of $33,000.
The 10 buildings climbers took on included First Canadian Place, Bay Adelaide Centre, Bay Wellington Tower, Exchange Tower, 105 Adelaide Street West, 70 York Street, Queen’s Quay Terminal, 151 Yonge Street, 2 Queen Street East, and 2 Bloor Street East.
“Brookfield Office Properties and our parent company Brookfield Asset Management have been huge supporters of United Way over a number of years,” explains Jeff Orlans, Vice President of Asset Management, Brookfield Office Properties and United Way Campaign Leadership Chair.
“It’s a fantastic cause—it supports the community of Toronto and we recognize that it’s a synergy. The health of the City of Toronto benefits all of us. We want to ensure that the city is strong, healthy and vibrant. We’re happy to do our part.”
What started out as a small event with six participants that was inspired by United Way Toronto’s signature event, the Enbridge CN Tower Climb for United Way, the Brookfield Pain for Gain Stair Climb has grown into a cornerstone fundraiser for the organization. This year, about 29 people participated in the event; Brookfield employees also took part in a scavenger hunt and silent auction as well.
Thank you to everyone at Brookfield for your continued support and congratulate you on a successful campaign.