Raising money for charity: Why run when you can ROCK?

Not to take anything away from the many worthy charities that hold annual fundraising walks and runs — but not everyone is into that, and often families can’t participate together. Plus, it seems, there are so many different runs and walks that donors are sometimes fatigued by all the requests, or plain confused by which run is for what charity.

Funday Sunday is a novel change from the norm. Parents and kids can register together to collect pledges in support of the Women & Babies Program at Sunnybrook hospital in Toronto, and Canadian Hadassah-WIZO. The big fundraising event is — get this — a Rock Band video game competition! The cost to register ranges from $85 to $125, depending on the category, and your team must commit to raising a minimum of $300, $600 or $750, again depending on the cateogry. But teams will have all summer and early fall to do so, leading up to the big event on November 28 at Toronto’s Metro Convention Centre.

The Funday Sunday campaign kicked off this week with a Rock Band competition featuring members of Toronto’s media — and Today’s Parent was part of it! Here’s a photo of our team rocking out:

For more information about the event, or to register your family team, go to

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