Perdita Felicien pledged to raise $7,000 by the end of her 2009 season for Right To Play, contributing $12.46, the equivalent to her personal best in the 100m hurdles, every time she races. An Athlete Ambassador for Right To Play since 2007, the 28-year-old wanted to take her involvement to another level. "I want to do more than just be a name or go to the sponsor dinners and sign autographs," she says. "I decided to put my money where my mouth is."
"In Canada, it's something we don't really have to think about because kids are always outside playing," says Felicien of the advantages kids in this country enjoy, compared to others around the world.