In 2015, we were able to support more than 180 families. Financial assistance ranged from help with the expenses of in-hospital treatment – parking passes and meal vouchers, travel and hotel costs – to the charges for special dietary and medication requirements, to relief from the household bills that become insurmountable on one income to, sadly, support for funeral costs as part of our Bereavement Program. We helped students catch up on missed schooling with tutoring and through post-secondary bursaries, and we treated families and children to the welcome distraction of an exclusive showing of Star Wars, a day at Canada’s Wonderland, and a fun-filled Christmas party.
None of this would be possible without the generosity of our donors, sponsors, volunteers and friends – people like you who give so compassionately, who host and attend events, who share their time and their gifts, who spread awareness. We cannot thank you enough. You make a daily difference in the lives of the families we support. You unburden them from the financial worries inflicted by this devastating diagnosis. You let them focus on their child. You inspire us and you inspire hope.