Our partnership with Shriners Childrens Hospital Canada

The Zoned Comics Contest believes that the Shriners Hospital for Children-Canada is doing good things for all children who venture to their door. The Zoned Comics Contest applauds the commitment of the Shriners Hospital for Children –Canada to the orthopaedic and neuromusculoskeletal care of children. We applaud, too, the family focus they bring to such care.

This is why sixty per-cent (60%) of funds raised through The Zoned Comics Contest Corporate Partnership Program are donated to the Shriners Hospital for Children – Canada.

Children with physical disabilities are twice as likely to be bullied, impacting their educational, physical and emotional development. Shriners Hospitals for Children’s #CutTheBull campaign encourages a more positive, accepting environment for all, including those living with disabilities by inviting patients who have overcome bullying to talk to kids about their experience. The goal is to show kids that others have overcome bullying and to start a conversation.

Jeffrey faced bullying – was even beaten-up – when he was younger, due to his physical differences

In the Montreal-area, Canada Shriners Hospital is touring schools with 17-year-old patient Jeffrey Beausoleil, born with one foot and one hand. This inspirational and bilingual young man spoke at several schools last spring about the importance of trying your best in order to overcome challenges. He exemplified this by aiming to complete a Spartan Race. Jeffrey not only completed one Spartan Race, but four of them. He’s touring schools again – this time to talk about overcoming bullying. Jeffrey faced bullying – was even beaten-up – when he was younger, due to his physical differences. He now wants to share his story about overcoming the psychological and physical pain and the importance of facing the problem by speaking up.

Shriners Hospitals for Children – Canada is proud to partner with the ZONED Comic Contest, as we too think speaking up and out about bullying is key to curbing the problem and helping kids deal with bullying. We encourage all of you to enter the ZONED Comic Contest – whether you’ve been bullied, have witnessed it or have bullied someone and regret it. We are confident that this comic book will help spread our message that being different is positive and that we can all overcome our challenges with the right mindset and some help. Join us in saying “no” to bullying and #CutTheBull.

The medical staff at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Canada consists of pediatric anesthesiologists, pediatric orthopaedic surgeons, pediatricians and other specialists. They are leaders in the fields of orthopaedics and are equipped and staffed to provide care for virtually all pediatric orthopaedic conditions.

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