The Cure for Kids Blog

Cures for Kids Foundation- Year in Review

In 2013, Cures for Kids and its donors were able to help make a difference in communities across the country with the launch of the Cures for Kids Grant Program.

During the inaugural spring and fall granting cycles, Cures for Kids provided 6 grants ranging from $500 and $2,500 to qualifying organizations.

 

Where did Cures for Kids make an impact in 2013?

 

Perri Tutelman with Jocelyn Lamont of the Candlelighters Foundation

Perri Tutelman with Jocelyn Lamont of the Candlelighters Foundation

 

Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Support Programs – Ottawa, Ontario

Candlelighters Courage Beads: Gives young cancer patients an opportunity to tell their story of courage using colourful beads as significant and meaningful symbols of the various challenges that they have to undergo during treatment.

 

Cerebral Palsy Association of BC – Vancouver, BC

Yoga Therapy Program: Enables youth living with cerebral palsy to engage in physical activity to get active, improve flexibility, reduce anxiety and improve quality of life.

Amanda Wong and Greg Allen presenting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation with their grant

Amanda Wong and Greg Allen presenting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation with their grant

 

Cystic Fibrosis Canada – Communities across BC

Outreach Clinic: Allows doctors, nurses and other multidisciplinary staff to travel and hold outreach clinics to provide specialized care to cystic fibrosis patients living in remote areas of BC.

 

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Canada – Canada-Wide

Rush Wish Program: Grants wishes to children across Canada battling life-threatening medical conditions on an urgent basis to those who may not have much time.

Avi Tutelman and Amanda Wong with Geoff Loughton Nirm Blatchford and Ben of the Easter Seals Camp

Avi Tutelman and Amanda Wong with Geoff Loughton, Nirm Blatchford, and Ben of the Easter Seals Camp

 

 

Easter Seals BC & Yukon – Squamish, BC

Easter Seals Camps: Provides BC children with disabilities the chance to discover their individual abilities and participate in activities commonly found at camps for able-bodied children through one-week camp sessions.

 

BC Women’s Hospital’s Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) – Vancouver, BC

Books for BabiesProvides premature babies and toddlers at high risk of learning disabilities with books and parental education to assist in developing their learning and language skills.

Avi Tutelman, Perri Tutelman, Dr. Anne Synnes and Greg Allen

Avi Tutelman, Perri Tutelman, Dr. Anne Synnes and Greg Allen

Thank you to all of the donors, volunteers and friends of the foundation who helped make this year an astounding success!

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