How a simple walk in his neighbourhood inspired a community to give
Chuck Page wanted to do something special to honour his 100th birthday.
In 2020, he set a goal to walk 100 laps around his housing complex. Instead of gifts, he asked family and friends to donate to Hotel Dieu Shaver hospital.
Little did Chuck know that his generous spirit and determination would inspire the Niagara community – and beyond – to raise almost $25,000 for patient rehab equipment at HDS. Donations came in from across Nova Scotia to British Columbia, and even from the U.S. and the United Kingdom!
Wearing his HDS’ signature “Don’t Ever Quit” t-shirt, local politicians and friends from the community walked with Chuck daily as he reached closer to his 100-lap goal.
A veteran of WWII, Chuck relished sharing his incredible stories, and imparting words of wisdom for the younger generations.
In celebration of Chuck’s birthday and the official completion of his 100-lap challenge, a small victory parade took place in his housing complex, complete with marching band and balloons along the street. Neighbours and supporters came out on their lawns to congratulate Chuck and celebrate his achievement.
With the funds collected through Chuck’s Challenge, several pieces of equipment have been purchased, including a new recumbent bicycle, a patient lift and a ceiling lift for the neurology rehab program.
Thank you Chuck & the Page family for inspiring us all to stay active and support the needs of the community. Keeping walking Chuck!