2018 Luminary Award Recipient
Luminaries stand out for their exceptional leadership that lights the way for others and makes a meaningful impact in our communities. We celebrate not only what they do, but also how they do it—building connections, mentoring others, creating meaningful change, and caring deeply for those around them.
It was our great pleasure to present the 2018 Luminary Award to Andrea Thomas Hill.
In 1992, Andrea founded Run for the Cure in Canada, which has grown into a massive movement towards a cure and raised millions of dollars in breast cancer research funds. In 2007, she recognized a need in Vancouver to support single mothers living in poverty. As a result, she founded the Cause We Care Foundation, which to date has distributed over 4100 food hampers at Christmas, over 1100 backpacks in September, and over 2500 care packages at Mother’s Day to families in need. The organization also funds after school programs at four inner city schools in Metro Vancouver and job training for women trying to strive towards economic independence.
We had the distinct pleasure of getting to know Andrea and learning about her incredible accomplishments through her family, friends and colleagues. Please take a look.