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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!

Tickets Now Available!

Tickets are now available for Funnies for Monies

This fundraising event will support our recently launched grant program which will fund research right here in BC and across Canada.

Visit http://curesforkids.ticketleap.com/2nd-annual-funnies-for-monies/ to get your tickets today!

Spring 2013 Grant Recipients Announced!

 

We are pleased to announce the recipients of our Spring 2013 Grant Cycle

 

Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Support Programs

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

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.

 

Cystic Fibrosis Canada

Outreach Clinic Grant: 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.

 

Easter Seals BC & Yukon

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.

 

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Canada

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.

 

The next grant application cycle closes on October 31, 2013.  For application information please click here.

Inspiring women share their insight

The Globe and Mail (March 8, 2013)

Dough Raiser – Wednesday, June 27th at Boston Pizza Ironwood

Hi friends!  You’re invited to the Cures for Kids Dough Raiser on Wednesday, June 27th.

Thanks to Boston Pizza Ironwood for hosting and providing delicious pizzas (and other delicious food – see poster) at a GREAT price! Proceeds will help fund our new Cures for Kids initiative – what is this new initiative? Come to the Dough Raiser and learn more!

Meet some new friends, eat some great food and support our cause – sounds like a great Wednesday night.  To purchase tickets, send us an email: info@curesforkids.ca – See you all there!

4960 Duncliff Road
Richmond, BC, V7E 3N1
P: 604.241.2523 E: info@curesforkids.ca