Raising awareness, changing attitudes and removing barriers for people with disabilities in the built environment

Rick Hansen Day of Possibilities | May 22, 2012

Thank you to all of our fundraisers who participated in our 1st annual event! Online fundraising for Day of Possibilities will stay open until June 15th. If you would like to be profiled on our SUCCESSFUL EVENTS page, or if you have any questions, please e-mail fundraising@rickhansen.com. Thanks again, we really appreciate all your hard work! 

“If you believe in a dream and have the courage to try, anything is possible.” – Rick Hansen

The first annual Rick Hansen Day of Possibilities is an opportunity for Canadians to rally together and fundraise for the Rick Hansen Foundation (RHF) on or before May 22nd, 2012.

We invite you to join in the celebration by hosting an event or raising funds individually, all while winning prizes and being a champion for RHF!

As a fundraiser for the Day of Possibilities, you will help RHF continue to transform lives. All the money you raise will support spinal cord injury (SCI) research and accessibility grants for individuals and communities across Canada.

Your help will move us closer to a world where those with SCI are able to walk away from their injury, where the billions living with disabilities have an equal opportunity to contribute to their communities.

Stories of Inspiration

Learn more about the meaningful work your donations will support.

Building a space for everyone to enjoy

As a child with spina bifida, Marika van Dommelen spent hours in her wheelchair as she watched her friends in the playground.Then, when her three-year-old son Benjamin (now 12) first asked her to go to the park, she knew things had to change. Read more >

Improving the grasp of a hand

Imagine not being able to put a cap on your son’s head. Or comb your daughter’s hair. Or pick up your credit card. This is the reality for some who live with paralysis, including stroke patients and quadriplegics. Read more >