IMPACT with Rob van Hecke

Rob van Hecke is the spokesperson for the remarkable Bo Cooper Leukemia Fund which has raised over $700,000 in just a couple of months. How did they inspire such momentum? And what lies ahead for this 26-year-old fire fighter? Find out how this unparalleled fundraising initiative came together and hear inspiring stories of selfless giving.

IMPACT is a weekly 30-minute radio talk show featuring one on one interviews with leaders, innovators, frontline life changers and volunteers in the social profit sector.  Hosted by Russell Thomas, IMPACT is a collaboration between The United Way of Fort McMurray and FuseSocial.


Author: Russell Thomas

​Russell is a marketing and communications professional who has spent 20 years in Wood Buffalo working with the OK Radio Group, Keyano College, Arts Council Wood Buffalo, and now with The United Way of Fort McMurray. A regular blogger, Russell's writing can be seen online ( and in multiple publications. His paintings can be seen in homes and businesses throughout the community. Married to Heather and "Papa" to Dylan and Ben, Russell is a passionate spokesperson for United Way.