Chan is hoping to make an impact beyond the figure skating world – and save some kids from an impact that could have life-altering effects in the process.
He's the new national spokesperson for ThinkFirst, a national non-profit organization dedication to the prevention of brain and spinal injuries. Fresh from his knockout performance at the nationals in Moncton, he's headlining a fundraising gala Tuesday night at the Evergreen Brick Works that also features top Canadian skaters like ice dancers Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje and Cynthia Phaneuf. It goes from 6-9 p.m. and costs $250.