Posts Tagged ‘fundraiser’

May Court Helps Dreams Become A Reality

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

The May Court Club of Oakville will help students achieve their dreams of a post secondary education with the money raised from the Annual Cap and Gown Fundraiser Dinner held at the Oakville Conference Centre. The May Court Club of Oakville has awarded in excess of half a million dollars in scholarships to over 360 deserving post secondary students from nine Oakville high schools since the scholarship program began in 1959. As a result of the 2013 fundraising efforts, $57,000 was awarded to 54 Oakville students in aid of their post secondary education .

Not only do these students require financial aid, they are also community volunteers who all have a very strong commitment to his or her community and are dedicated to “giving back”. This is the strength of May Court Club of Oakville and every dollar raised at the Annual Cap and Gown Fundraiser Dinner went directly to the scholarship fund. The May Court Club of Oakville is a completely volunteer run organization with no administrative costs. A 2013 recipient, Ember says,” Your kindness inspires me to continue my volunteer work with my community and to pursue other volunteer opportunities in the future. I hope one day I can help students achieve their goals just as you have helped me.”

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33rd Annual Terry Fox Run this Sunday

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

34 years after Terry Fox was forced to end his cross-Canada Marathon of Hope to raise money to support better cancer treatment and research because his cancer had returned, people in cities and countries around the world are preparing to honour him by continuing the run on his behalf.

Oakville’s 33rd annual Terry Fox Run will be held on Sunday, September 15 at Coronation Park. Walk, bike, board, blade, run, push a stroller or walk the dog along a beautiful lake-side 2k, 5k or 10k route. The event is non-competitive and family-friendly with leashed dogs welcome participants. Participants are encourage to car pool and are reminded there is no parking in Coronation Park itself, and are asked to observe all “No Parking” signs on side streets nearby.


Lighthouse Program Receives Generous Donations

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

Leslie-Ann Williams, Andy Aicklen & Lighthouse Founder Jo Fallon

The Lighthouse Program for Grieving Children, a registered charity since 1999, supports children, teens and their families at a critical time in their lives – when a parent or sibling has died.

“Our long-term grief support for families in Halton and Peel is unique in our area, supporting the emotional and cognitive adjustments required of the child and family unit”, says Britta Martini- Miles. “The experience of a “life-altering death” changes the entire family, and will affect a child’s life from then onwards. Our families find, and create, a community of understanding, stability, and support.”

The Lighthouse Program for Grieving Children was grateful to receive a donation of $32,250 from St. Vincent’s Ladies Night Out, in support of their peer support groups for bereaved children, teens and their families of Halton and Peel. The generous gift supports 25 children and teens, two entire groups, for a full Lighthouse year, making a profound difference in the lives of these young people.


Daniella’s Lemonade Stand Raises Funds for Children’s Hospital

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

Children Helping Children! Some ideas are meant to grow! This story began a few years ago when Daniella Bugiardini, now 8 years old, with her cousins decided to have a Lemonade Stand in front of her home with the money earned being donated to support the McMaster Children’s Hospital Foundation. As Daniella grew, so did her plan and Daniella began asking for donations instead of birthday gifts at her parties.

Today, Daniella has the full support of her family, friends and the community! It is a party where everyone is involved and excited to be a part of her plan. Val Dee from Dee Signs on Waterdown Road in Aldershot provided a professional banner at no cost. Her school is allowing her Lemonade Stand to be a part of the school day this Friday. Daniella’s Lemonade Stand is becoming a part of “great happenings on the street” with people purposely coming by to enjoy a glass of lemonade or iced tea and to donate to this very worthwhile cause! Money is coming in – all in support of the McMaster Children’s Hospital Foundation!

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Ladies Fundraiser Helps Fight Cancer

Monday, May 20th, 2013

“The Fireflies”! A Night of Fun at LOL!

Laugh Often, Live Fully, Love Freely! For the sixth year in a row, Oakville’s annual Ladies Out Laughing “sold out” comedy event continues to stand out as a night of over the top fun and laughter that makes a huge difference for several cancer-fighting causes; raising over $60,000.

Ladies Out Laughing was created in 2008 by two friends, Chris Reidy and Deirdre Thomas, as a way to raise money for their own participation in The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation’s Weekend to End Breast Cancer.

That first year they were happy to raise over $6,000 – but the event has grown spectacularly every year, and is now a much-anticipated fixture in the Oakville scene, with tickets selling out the very first day they go on sale.

Attended by over 500 women – and a few supportive men — this year’s event supports the Shoppers Drug Mart Weekend to End Women’s Cancers™, and The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer™, both benefiting The Campbell Family Institute at The Princess Margaret Hospital, one of the top 5 cancer research centres in the world, as well as the Tour for Kids™, which raises funds for children’s cancer camps and family support programs. New this year, a portion of proceeds will support Wellspring Halton-Peel, a local facility that provides a wide range of cancer support programs. The event also hopes to drive an additional 50 registrations for these fundraising events, which will generate a minimum of $60,000 in additional funding.

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