VANCOUVER, British Columbia, July 10, 2017 – Nicola Wealth Management (NWM) is pleased to announce their support of Emily Epp and her swim across The English Channel to raise funds for the Canuck Place Children’s Hospice. The wealth management firm will be matching up to $50,000 in donations towards the 17-year-old swimmer’s fundraising campaign leading up to her 35km swim from England to France next week.
Canuck Place is particularly dear to the Epp family because of Emily’s sister Elan. Elan has experienced health challenges since she was 18 months old, including diminished motor control, recurrent acute pancreatitis, feeding intolerance, severe scoliosis, and hip dislocations; leaving her with significant pain, and considerable strain on the family. In 2012, Canuck Place was able to help Elan to a point where she is no longer in pain and can now enjoy playing with her sisters.
“From the first moment I noticed Emily’s story in the media, I was inspired, ” said John Nicola, NWM Chairman, and CEO. “I’m very proud of the culture of giving that exists at our firm. We have a close relationship with Canuck Place and I was confident that our team would get behind Emily and her admirable campaign.”
NWM joins the Kids Helping Kids Foundation with matching donations, along with other local donors and supporters who have equipped Emily with everything she will need for her swim. With less than one week until her departure, she has already raised over $16,000 and counting.
“We would like to send a huge thank you to the Kids Helping Kids Foundation and Nicola Wealth Management for helping double Emily’s impact on Canuck Place,” said Emily’s mother Cheryl Epp, “we are so grateful.”
Emily plans to complete the swim between July 14th and 21st. Supporters can follow along with her progress through the official online tracker or by following Canuck Place on Twitter. Donations can be made on Emily’s fundraising page.
About Nicola Wealth Management
Established in 1994, Nicola Wealth Management (www.nicolawealth.com) is among Canada’s fastest growing asset fund management and private investment counsel firms (Investor Economics 2016) with nearly $4.9-billion in assets under management. The firm provides portfolio diversification well beyond stocks and bonds, comprehensive and integrated wealth planning, and consistent and stable returns, serving affluent families, entrepreneurs, and foundations across Canada.
About Canuck Place
Canuck Place Children’s Hospice (www.canuckplace.org) is British Columbia’s pediatric palliative care provider. Over 670 children living with life-threatening illnesses and their families receive care from CPCH through outreach programs and two provincial hospice locations: Vancouver and Abbotsford. Services include medical respite and family support, pain and symptom management, 24-hour phone consultation support and in-house clinical care, art and education, recreation therapy, grief and loss counseling and end-of-life care. Through the investment of the community, our talented team, and over 325 energetic volunteers we make a lasting difference in the lives of children and the families who love them.