The family and the world have lost someone who made a difference every day of her life and who was going to do great things in the future. We cannot let Lindsay’s dream go unfulfilled. In order to continue to fulfill this dream, we try to carry on her legacy with The LINDSAY LEIGH KIMMETT MEMORIAL FOUNDATION administered by The Calgary Foundation. You will continue to make the world a better place, as she surely would have done, by supporting Lindsay’s foundation.To find out how you can help please click here.
Funds from the endowment fund established in 2008 are used annually for the following:
- Enduring Valedictorian Scholarships at all 3 Cochrane High Schools
- The Dr. Lindsay Leigh Kimmett Prize in Emergency Medicine at the University of Calgary Medical School
- Lindsay’s Kids Minor Hockey & Ringette Sponsorships
The flow through fund has made significant donations to these projects
- Spray Lake Sawmills Recreation Centre twin arena addition
- Start-up funding for the proposed Arts & Culture centre
- Base funding for The LINDSAY Virtual Human Project being developed at U of C School of Medicine
- Park benches and picnic tables for Mitford Park
- Marathon Quest 250 for Right to Play
- Red Cross relief in Haiti
WHY DID WE CREATE THE FOUNDATION?
There is absolutely no doubt in our minds that Lindsay would have continued to accomplish great things in her life. She was passionate and chose to make every moment count. She wholeheartedly gave her gifts of intelligence and compassion to the world. It didn’t matter if you were an orphan in Tanzania, a classmate from the U of C, an opposing hockey player, or a rancher from Cochrane – globally you were treated with respect. The Foundation was conceived by Lindsay’s parents on February 18, 2008 as they wrote her obituary on the plane returning from a family holiday with her 2 brothers and Grandma that she was unable to attend due to medical school commitments. Lindsay was killed as a seatbelted passenger in a speeding, single car rollover on a clear dry road Sunday morning February 17, 2008, 700 metres from her parent’s home gateway. Since her death her family has been very active in supporting Alberta’s distracted driving legislation – as part of her legacy Lindsay’s family asks all to drive responsibly without distractions.