Steps for Bot Gutierrez
To all my family, friends, and colleagues,
My family and I wlll be participating again in this year's 2021 "Steps for Life - Walking for Families of Workplace Tragedy" fundraiser even - set to take place virtually online for the month of May in memory of my father, Eulogio "Bot" Gutierrez, who was tragically taken from us on November 27, 2017 due to an industrial mining accident of which involved him being struck by mobile equipment underground.
Everyday, 3 Canadian workers will die on the job due to a preventable workplace accident.
Every worker has the right to go home to their loved ones safe everyday.
Life has not been the same for me and my family ever since the loss of my father. Sadly, I am not the only person that has suffered such a loss.
With your help, you can help me fundraise to provide programs and services for Canadian families who have suffered as a result of a workplace tragedy; raising awareness in our community about the devastating ripple effects of each workplace tragedy; and promoting a cultural shift to improve health and safety in the workplace so that others will not experience a workplace fatality, traumatic life-altering injury, or occupational disease.
Through Threads of Life, I personally have been receiving support in dealing with the difficult emotional journey of grief by being connected with others who have experienced what I am going through; by speaking and sharing stories with wonderful volunteers who have demonstrated such care, patience, and compassion towards me. These services have been a key component in my efforts to cope and move forward in life, while remembering Dad.
For those who know me and my family - for those who knew my father - you can either help me raise awareness on the importance of workplace health and safety by sharing the following link: http://events.threadsoflife.ca/StepsforLife-London
Alternatively, you can do a "virtual walk" with me and do it "your way" by planning your own walk with your household, or in any manner that respects and observes local public health guidelines; do various activities with your household - ranging from dancing, exercising, playing board games, sports in the backyard. Snap photos and/or videos of you doing your activity and post it on social media with the hashtag #WeWalkTogether
As well, if you're inclined to do so, please click the button to kindly make a donation. Your donation will go towards continuing programs and services that provide support Canadians impacted by workplace tragedies, as well as initiatives geared towards raising awareness around the importance of workplace health and safety.
On behalf of Bot and the Gutierrez Family, we greatly appreciate your support and donations.
-Eugene Gutierrez (son)