Imagine if every step you took was agony or if even putting a shirt on was painful. That is what daily life is like for children and adults who are living with the rare genetic condition called Epidermolysis Bullosa or EB in which the skin and internal body linings blister at the slightest knock or rub, causing painful, open wounds.
In an effort to help support families living with EB,
Grouse Mountain and DEBRA Canada, are coming together to put on a fun filled evening of broomball. Join us as we aim to increase awareness surrounding this challenging disease and raise valuable funds for those affected by EB.
Gather your friends and colleagues on Friday, February 24th for an evening full of fun at the Peak of Vancouver with teams competing against one another at broomball. No skill or previous experience is require as anyone can play broomball which is similar to ice hockey but without skates and using a broom and a ball!
Teams range in size from six to ten players and we will provide you with all the necessary equipment plus a quick tutorial.
The choice to play broomball should provide an eye-opening experience – liken to living with EB. Standing on ice and unsure of your footing where any wrong step might prove to be a painful experience. Players are therefore forced to carefully consider all steps to avoid falling or possibly bruising and for a short time will come to understand what a life would be like living with EB.
Teams will compete in two fifteen minutes games with proceeds raised going towards DEBRA Canada’s programs and services.