In the parking lot of our TJX home office building in Ontario, the group of 769 donned yellow and orange t-shirts and hats and formed a 100 foot by 100 foot sun, filling in a shape that had been drawn on the pavement.
The 90-minute event culminated with Sunshine alumnus, Nathan, and his mother, Lynn, being the last two to take their positions within one of the sun's rays. After holding the sun image in place for the five minutes required by Guinness World Records, participants celebrated by throwing their hats into the air.
The colorful image in the likeness of Sunshine's sun logo helped raise awareness of the charity as well as helped to celebrate its 30th anniversary.
"Sunshine Day was a truly collaborative event that fully embodied the enthusiastic spirit of everything we do together," says Nancy Sutherland, Sunshine CEO. "We see our Sunshine logo as a symbol of hope, optimism, and a brighter future for Sunshine children. Standing together with TJX Canada Associates in the shape of the sun image was an extraordinary experience."
See for yourself how our sun shined to mark this incredible event!