Attention ALL CHOCOLATE LOVERS…. Did the Chocolate Basket Giveaway grab your attention? PLEASE read through this AMAZING event in support of the Breast Health Centre and Chemotherapy Clinic at Markham Stouffville Hospital! Event: #CIBCCelebrationofHope Cause: ALL of the proceeds for the Luncheon go towards the Breast Health Centre and Chemotherapy Clinic at Markham Stouffville Hospital Location: Hilton Toronto/Markham Suites Conference Centre & Spa Date/Time: Sunday October 26, 2014 9am to 4pm –> GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!
How many times in a day does CLEAN WATER touch your family’s life? Did you know that approximately one billion people in the developing world* do not have the same luxury, and diseases from contaminated water are killing more children every day than HIV/AIDS and malaria combined*. *Source: World Health Organization Walmart and P&G have put together a Clean Water Campaign to help provide clean drinking water to children in the developing world through a water purifying technology developed by P&G. One small purification packet quickly turns 10 litres of dirty, potentially deadly water into clean, drinkable water! For every … Continue reading
The UWR Wa Project – Saving the Lives of Mothers and Babies Gifty, the founder of Shea Butter Market and Michael Fountain have come together with their generosity and knowledge and have planned to raise $50,000 in order to provide public health professionals with the tools for comprehensive prenatal care including lightweight mobile transportation, a medical kit that includes portable ultrasound for the health practitioner delivering the service, and training in the use of the ultrasound probe at the Midwifery Training College for the Upper West Region at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Jirapa. I have been working along side Gifty … Continue reading
My friend over at Maple Leaf Mommy is going to be cutting her hair to raise money for cancer research. For every $100 raised in donations, she will be cutting off an inch of her lovely LONG (did I say L.O.N.G) hair. The donations will be given to the Canadian Cancer Society and her hair will go to the Pantene Beautiful Lengths program. For a bit more information, visit Maple Leaf Mommy OR to donate, please head on over to her page on the Canadian Cancer Society’s website.
Did you know that… Almost 70% of new Alzheimer’s sufferers will be women. Do you know someone who has suffered from Alzheimer’s Disease or any other disease that affects the functioning of the brain? I do – my maternal Grandmother. It was VERY hard to watch! I was in Grade 8 when my Grandmother passed away. At the end, she was in the hospital and she didn’t recognize any of us. I saw how it hurt my Mom – to have her own mother not know who she was! Because of my personal experience, I want to spread the message … Continue reading
Have you heard of Visa Wave? What is Visa payWave?Visa payWave is a convenient feature that lets you pay with your card or mobile device by simply waving it over a secure reader instead of inserting or swiping your card. Not only is Visa payWave super convenient, but until November 25th, for every payment made with Visa payWave at McDonald’s Restaurants, Visa will donate one dollar to Ronald Macdonald House. Ronald Macdonald House helps over 7 million families each year be near by when their child is sick and in the hospital by providing them with a place to stay … Continue reading
I didn’t know, until an email landed in my inbox that September was Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. In fact, here is an infographic with some very sad statistics about childhood cancer…and a way that you can help! Why am I sharing this with you? A few years ago, a high school aquaintence of mine lost his daughter to cancer. His daughter was young, innocent and precious and he lost her. I followed his story as he shared it online and my heart ached every day for him and his family! I’m sure that most of us unfortunately will know a … Continue reading
Last Friday, I had the privilege of attending WeDay, an annual event organized by the Canadian charity Free The Children. There were 20000 students at the Air Canada Centre who were empowered, inspired to be the best that they can be, entertained and encouraged to help others in this world who are less fortunate! WeDay was honestly the most inspirational event I have ever attended. I walked away feeling inspired, proud of the students and in awe of the sheer magnitude of energy that these students possessed. We Day is part of a family of organizations, including Free The Children … Continue reading
This September, there is a wonderful opportunity for families who would like to support Sick Kids Foundation! Connacord Genuity The Great Camp Adventure is being held on September 28th, 2013. Leading up to the event, you will have the opportunity to raise as much money as you can for the Sick Kids Foundation. On the day of the event, you will navigate the walk route (you choose how far you walk), from camp site to camp site, each with its own unique name and activities. At each camp site, there will be a different activity for you to participate in … Continue reading
Life can take such unexpected turns, and everything can change in an instant. At 28 weeks pregnant Ashley Pullen’s life was turned upside down with the unexpected and 12 week early arrival of her daughter Avery. “I was able to finally meet my daughter. As I held her in my arms she looked so tiny and fragile. I have never been so scared in my entire life. I knew it was going to be a long road ahead of us I just didn’t know how hard.” – Ashley Pullen Little Avery spent 11 days on this earth receiving care from … Continue reading