The second annual Steps for Life - Kingston walk took place on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at J.R. Henderson Public School.
This year, the walk was held on the National Day of Mourning which is dedicated annually to remembering those who have lost their lives or suffered injury or illness on the job or due to a work-related tragedy.
The WHSS team participated in the five (5) kilometre walk for the second year in a row. We paid our respects to, and remember, the thousands of workers who have been killed, injured or suffered illness as a result of work-related incidents.
What is Steps for Life?
Workers who die of a work-related injury or illness leave behind families, friends and co-workers devastated by this tragic loss. Thousands more are living with the reality of a life-altering injury or occupational disease. Threads of Life currently supports more than 2,500 family members across Canada affected by workplace tragedies.
Annually, Threads of Life holds the Steps for Life five (5) km walk fundraiser in communities across the country to support the work they do. The country-wide walk represents a united effort to change the future for all those affected by workplace tragedies. Participants can walk as individuals or as part of a team. Each participant is encouraged to fundraise themselves by asking people to sponsor their walk.
There is still an opportunity to donate to Threads of Life and the Kingston Steps for Life walk. Please visit the Steps for Life website for additional details.