Saskatchewan residents have a lot of reasons to like quarterback Cody Fajardo. Volunteering to become a Pediatric Ambassador for the Foundation is just one more to add to the list. The young starting quarterback’s meteoric rise to CFL football fame is due as much to his many talents on the field as to his genuine and caring personality. Because of the affection shown to him in his brief time in Saskatchewan, Cody has been thinking of ways to pay it back to the community. In his own words, “the obvious choice was to approach Hospitals of Regina Foundation” with a donation from the sale of T-shirts created by local football blog, Piffles Podcast. After initiating a meeting with the Foundation to discuss his donation plans, he realized he could become even more involved by helping to promote the importance of strong, local pediatric care here in Southern Saskatchewan. “I wanted to put the money where it could help the most people possible, so choosing Hospitals of Regina Foundation was a natural choice.” said Fajardo.
“We are thrilled to have Cody volunteering with our Foundation to support and promote local healthcare for kids,” says HRF Vice President, Lisa Greene. “His ability to connect with kids and fans alike make him an ideal pediatric ambassador for the Foundation.” Working alongside another Pediatric ambassador, 11-year old Catharine Okalita, the two will make an irresistible pair in the promotion of kids health care funding initiatives over the next year.
“The Foundation greatly appreciates Cody’s initiative in supporting Pediatric care in Regina’s hospitals,” says Dino Sophocleous, President and CEO, Hospitals of Regina Foundation. “Cody’s enthusiasm will go a long way towards spotlighting the wonderful work that has been done, and will continue to be done, by the community in supporting and investing in the best pediatric care possible for children in southern Saskatchewan.”
To donate in support of pediatrics visit www.hrf.sk.caor call (306) 781-7500.