75Kfor75K Raises $20,000 in Support of the Niagara Children’s Centre

St. Catharines, Ontario, 17th October 17th, 2017 - The 75Kfor75K fundraiser raised over $20,000 in support of the Niagara Children’s Centre.

On October 1st, 2017, Jim Turner walked over 78.4 km across the Niagara Region in support of the Niagara Children’s Centre. He began his walk at midnight on October 1st in Sherkston. In 16 hours and 21 minutes he took 100,079 steps and made it all the way to Niagara-on-the-Lake. His fundraiser raised an outstanding $20,652 in support of the Niagara Children’s Centre in Niagara.

“It was an honour and a privilege for me to take many, many steps toward helping kids get welcomed into the Niagara Children’s Centre,” says Turner.


About 75Kfor75K

Jim Turner’s relationship with the Niagara Children’s Centre started with a family friend, fourteen-year-old Joshua Gautier, who utilizes the resources and programs at the Niagara Children’s Centre.

Joshua was diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy at the age of six. For the last seven years, he has been receiving therapy and accessing various programs at the Niagara Children’s Centre.

Since then, Jim has vowed to help support the Niagara Children’s Centre in any way he can, which is exactly why he began the 75Kfor75K fundraiser. This ensures that the Niagara Children’s Centre can continue to provide the fantastic services that they do today.

“Jim’s passion and drive to raise funds and promote the good work that is taking place each day at Niagara Children’s Centre is truly remarkable,” explains Oksana Fisher, CEO of the Niagara Children’s Centre.

“We are so fortunate that Jim took on this incredible journey.”

Visit the 75Kfor75K website below to learn more:



About Niagara Children’s Centre

Niagara Children’s Centre provided rehabilitation and support services to over 3,300 children and youth last year across the Niagara Region with physical, developmental and communicative delays. The services range from physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and speech and language services, to augmentative and alternative communication, family services and therapeutic recreation, and more. 

Children who access the various programs, support and services at the Niagara Children’s Centre include those with developmental speech and language delays, autism spectrum disorders, cerebral palsy, brain injury and neurological conditions and developmental delay. The primary source of funding is the Ministry of Children and Youth Services.


For further information, please contact: 

Oksana Fisher, Chief Executive Officer

Niagara Children’s Centre
905-688-1890 ext. 102

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