The Shayam Kaushal Charitable Foundation was thrilled to hold its fourth charity gala dinner on May 23, 2015. This event was held in honour and remembrance of Shayam Kaushal and was enjoyed by over 400 people who attended.
The Shayam Kaushal Charitable Foundation was created to spread Hope, Strength and Determination to those in need. Shayam fought a courageous 8-year battle with osteosarcoma (bone cancer) and passed away on February 10, 2009 at the age of 40. He lived his life with dignity and courage and the foundation created in his name will forever remember and perpetuate his Hope, Strength and Determination.
It is with sincere gratitude that everyone involved with the Shayam Kaushal Charitable Foundation thanks all those who attended the 2015 Around the World Charity Gala. The evening was truly inspirational as well as motivational. Proceeds of the gala were donated to The War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program. This remarkable program is built on the Winner’s Circle philosophy, which encourages child amputees (Champs) to accept their amputations and develop a positive approach to challenges.
On August 26, 2015, the generosity of our sponsors and friends enabled the Shayam Kaushal Charitable Foundation to proudly donate $50,000 to The War Amps. Specifically, the funds we raised will help provide recreational limbs for child amputees. Recreational limbs and devices are specially designed to help amputees participate in activities such as sports or playing a musical instrument. These limbs and devices are made to perform specific tasks – for example, a swimming leg would be waterproof and have a non-slip grip on the bottom of the foot. Another device for arm amputees is made to hold onto a bike’s handlebars. Because of your unwavering support, you gave these children the opportunity to do all the things that we enjoyed doing as children. Together, we have truly made a difference.
The Shayam Kaushal Charitable Foundation committee proudly presents the donation cheque of $50,000 to Rob Larman, director of the Playsafe/Drivesafe division of The War Amps.