Fundraisers, Donations, Families in Need Caledon
HOCKEY GAME FUNDRAISER FOR REESE MEYER
Mississauga Steelheads vs Kitchener Rangers Fundraiser Game for Reese Meyer
Price: $20.00 Date And Time: Sun, 26 January 2020, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST
Location: Paramount Fine Foods Centre, 5500 Rose Cherry Place, Mississauga, ON
100% of ticket sales go to Reese and the Meyer family.
Visit Eventbrite to purchase by credit card or email firstname.lastname@example.org to etransfer. If you can’t make the game donations accepted via Eventbrite or e transfer.
A FAMILY IN NEED
Hit That Note Studio is doing a Toy and Food drive for a family in need. The family has 3 boys, ages 4,6 and 8. Two of them are autistic. The mom is also a single mom. There are two big boxes located in the lobby of Hit That Note located at 12612 Hwy 50, Bolton, ON L7E 1T6. Annette Groves and the owner of Hit That Note will be delivering all the goods a few days before Christmas. Hope we can all come together to make it a beautiful Christmas for this family.
EHE SARCOMA – FIONA ROSS
Fiona Ross, a Caledon resident, was diagnosed with a rare form of Sarcoma in November 2017. It is called Epitheliod Hemangioendothelioma (EHE). It is stage 4, chronic and incurable, but thankfully at this point it is slow growing.
EHE was discovered in 1983 but has never been researched here in Canada. When there is no research there are no publications. No publications means no insurance coverage for drugs AND no protocol or plan for treatment.
This rare cancer receives no funding or support from the big cancer societies or institutions.
Up until February 28th, 2020, both the Sarcoma Cancer Foundation AND a private patron have offered to match donations up to $50,000. That means if $50,000 is raised, $150,000 will go towards EHE to continue the research that has been started here in Canada.
To donate click link below and in the message write “For EHE and Fiona Ross”
CANADIAN CELIAC ASSOCIATION – SEAN & WESTON DAVIS
Celiac Disease is a genetic autoimmune disease that affects 1 in 100 Canadians. When Weston Davis was only one year old, his health started declining and he threw up every day for approx. 7 months before he was diagnosed with Celiac Disease while in Emerg at Sick Kids. He was emaciated, lethargic, and suffering. Within one month of being on a gluten free diet he was walking, chubby and so much happier! Knowing it was genetic, the whole family got tested with the result of Sean, Weston’s Dad, also having the disease without any symptoms.
According to the Canadian Celiac Association, “it is a condition in which the absorptive surface of the small intestine is damaged by a substance called gluten. Gluten is a group of proteins present in wheat, rye and barley and their cross bred grains (triticale, barley malt, etc). The damage to the intestine can lead to a variety of symptoms and result in an inability of the body to absorb nutrients such as protein, fat, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals, which are necessary for good health.”
The Canadian Celiac Association is a valuable advocate for people newly diagnosed and looking for information, keeping safe foods in our stores, and raising awareness within our medical system.
You can donate at https://www.celiac.ca/donate-today/
CYSTIC FIBROSIS CANADA – MATTHEW MARAMIERI
A Caledon resident Matthew Maramieri was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) from birth. From the beginning his family has been motivated to focus their efforts on raising money to find a cure. They have raise over $180,000 mainly through their annual charitable golf tournament to assist in CF research. With your help they hope to continue donating to this worthy cause.
Cystic fibrosis is the most common fatal genetic disease affecting Canadian children and young adults. There is no cure. It is estimated that one in every 3,600 children born in Canada has cystic fibrosis. Cystic fibrosis causes various effects on the body, but mainly affects the digestive system and lungs. The degree of cystic fibrosis involvement differs from person to person. However, the persistence and ongoing infection in the lungs, with destruction of lungs and loss of lung function, eventually causes death in the majority of people who have cystic fibrosis. Through research and the development of comprehensive treatment programs, the life expectancy of people with CF in Canada has extended into their 50’s. There is every reason for optimism in the future and, with your help we can help take steps closer to a cure.
ORSONS ONE HOPE GoFundMe
Orson was diagnosed at the age of 8 months with a rare disease called Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) Type 2, even though clinically he presents as a Type 1. There is finally a treatment for this degenerative disease but is not funded by the government. At $785,000 for the first year of Spinraza the family can not afford to fund drug themselves, nor can they afford to lose any more time since best results occur before the age of 2. For more about Orson or to donate visit the GoFundMe page.
CHRISTMAS LIGHT-SHOW DONATIONS FOR CHE’s PLACE and REESE MEYER
Want to make a donation while enjoying the spirit of the season? The Rizzo family are hosting a spectacular light display again this year at their home at 42 Whitbread Ave. in Bolton. Tony Rizzo puts up the display in honour of his brother and best friend who passed away a few years ago. The family put a lockbox mailbox outside of the house for donation collections, which will this year go to Che’s Place as well as for Caledon teen Reese Meyer and his fight against cancer.
HOME JAMES – VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME
Looking to give time not money? Spend a night driving for Home James, a community program dedicated to saving lives by providing a free designated driver service for impaired drivers in their own vehicles.