In the Fall, Beta Upsilon holds its signature philanthropy event, KATwalk, an annual fashion show with all proceeds donated to Canuck Place Children’s Hospice. The Vancouver-based organization provides specialized medical care for children with terminal illnesses, and support for their families. It is currently a network of over 400 children and families across British Columbia, and provides in-hospice care for nine children. Canuck Place encourages children to “embrace life,” and empowers them to live fully despite their medical conditions.
In 2014, KATwalk was such a success where our sisters proudly donated over $6500 to Canuck Place. Some of our members regularly volunteer with Canuck Place and they are able to witness first-hand how much our donations help these families, and provide the entire chapter with inspiring stories to encourage each member to create a positive impact in the community.