For the first ten years of my oldest son’s life, I raised him alone. I was very worried about him having a positive male influence so I turned to Big Brothers Big Sisters Canada to help him reach his full potential. For several years he spent time with his Big Brother, Dennis. He helped me provide my son with something that I wasn’t able to do myself. Years later, as a way to pay it forward and connect with my own daughter, I volunteered as a Girl Guide leader. I believe that parents have a … [Read more...] about Boston Pizza Kids Cards Benefit All Kids
It’s easy to take our good fortune for granted, especially during the holiday season. Many of us are consumed with finding the perfect present for our loved ones or searching for exciting family vacations and it’s important for us to enjoy and appreciate these moments. But, there are many families that are fighting personal and scary battles this holiday season. This holiday season SickKids is bringing light to some of these families and featuring real patient stories in their … [Read more...] about Give a gift that truly matters this holiday season: UnPause with SickKids
Grab your walking shoes and fill up your water bottles because this September the 2015 Walk for Smiles will be taking place across Canada and you are invited to attend!! Starlight has hosted this walk for many years and with your help we have been able to raise awareness and funds for our in-hospital and out-of-hospital children’s programs, all while having fun. This year’s Toronto Walk, sponsored by Adrene, will be taking place at Adventure Valley Day Camp on September 19th from 10:00 … [Read more...] about Join the 2015 Walk for Smiles on September 19th in Toronto
We all want the best for our children. We want them to be healthy and happy. We want them to make good choices and study hard. We value organizations that put kids first and help us raise our children the way that we see fit. And hey, we all love a good deal! So what if we were able to combine the two and offer an amazing deal for families to get out for dinner, while showing support for the Boston Pizza Foundation Future Prospects, which is committed to helping kids achieve their full … [Read more...] about $5 Boston Pizza Kids Cards are Back!
Father's Day can be a difficult day for some children, particularly those who are separated from their parents. There are children all over the country living in foster care and hoping to find a forever home. Dave Thomas, the founder of Wendy's, believed passionately that every child deserves a safe, loving, and permanent family rings even louder this time of year. The majority of children who live in foster care are there for no fault of their own. They have lost their parents due to … [Read more...] about Buy a Frosty, Create a Family #Wendyscanada
Being a parent of a child with serious health issues has opened my eyes to the many wonderful organizations and charities out there for families like ours. One of those organizations is the Children's Miracle Network. Twelve Children’s Miracle Network Champions were honoured for their bravery in battling life-threatening illnesses and injuries with a visit from Ben Mulroney from CTV’s ETALK and Adam van Koeverden, Olympic kayaker at the Ripley’s Aquarium in Toronto. Children's Miracle … [Read more...] about Presenting the 2014 Children’s Miracle Network Champions! #Champions14