Giving back to the community is important to me and Global TV because we are *part* of the community. We have to take care of each other – that’s how a civilized society functions.
- How did you get involved with Cause We Care Foundation?
- Embarrassingly, I can’t quite remember. I think I received an email a few years ago and asking if I’d like to participate in the Care Package assembly. That’s how I started working with Cause We Care, and since then I have had the privilege of visiting Cause We Care House, emceeing the Mothers’ Day Luncheon, and meeting some of the moms who benefit from the foundation.
- Why did the charity appeal to you?
- Cause We Care caught my attention right away because it focuses on single moms. When I was young, it was just my mom and me. I idolized her and learned how to be strong and independent from her. My stepdad and stepbrothers became part of our family when I was 7 years old, but it really didn’t change my relationship with my mom. She has been my mentor, my friend, my sister, and most importantly – my mother.
I want to honour other single moms and give them the opportunity to be all of those things to their children. If we can help take away the obstacles, financial or otherwise, that allow them to focus on being the best mom they can be – then I’m all in.
- Why is giving back to the community important to you and Global TV?
- Giving back to the community is important to me and Global TV because we are *part* of the community. We have to take care of each other – that’s how a civilized society functions. We can’t sit idly by and watch our neighbours suffer. A prosperous, healthy community is better for all of us.
- Which other charities do you support?
- I’ve recently become involved with BC Cancer. The foundation has become especially important to me as my dad has been dealing with cancer over the past few years.
I’ve also joined the board of the Boys & Girls Clubs of South Coast BC. I admire the work they do to help nurture and grow young minds and spirits – through their camps and after-school programs.
- If you could change one thing about Vancouver what would it be?
- I wish there were less emphasis on material goods and consumerism and more emphasis on human connections. We don’t need all that stuff, but we do need each other.
- Motto to live by?
- Slow down – it will all get done. And if it doesn’t, it didn’t matter anyway.