Monday, August 21, 2017

CampOut for Cancer


We are so excited to be participating in CampOut for Cancer. It’s a new fundraising event that will challenge our team to be creative in dreaming up how to campout on a cool October night next fall in support of Camp Trillium. 

Camp Trillium is truly a camp like no other. It’s the largest of its kind in North America, sending 3100 campers each year to year-round camping and recreational experiences at no cost to the families. It’s privately funded, and a volunteer-based charity. And it's unique model of bringing entire families who live with cancer together at camp has since been adopted by many other camps across North America. 

The startling fact is, each year nearly 500 children in Ontario are diagnosed with cancer. So by donating to our CampOut for Cancer fundraising campaign, you will be helping to send more kids who have been diagnosed with cancer to a place where can spend time having fun with their brothers and sisters, make new friends, and forget about cancer for a while.

Until there is a cure, there’s Camp Trillium.

Thanks for considering donating to our team campaign! We really appreciate all of the support to help us reach our fundraising goal. 

Please make a donation

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Investigation launched after B.C. father visits hospital 4 times before stroke diagnosis

When accessing a hospital's "Emergency" facility, 
should it be necessary to have an aggressive advocate accompany you?

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Stroke mistaken for drunkenness

Inuvialuit woman says uncle's stroke mistaken for drunkenness

N.W.T. orders review of case after niece says stroke victim was treated as drunk

Monday, June 13, 2016

Dangerous mix of medication leads to faulty Alzheimer's diagnosis

Boy, this article is reassuring, isn't it?

Brings to mind these, sadly but too true, lyrics.

"More than one in three Canadian seniors fills a prescription for a risky medication that should be avoided in older patients, say researchers......: 
Jun 22, 2016

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Friday, March 11, 2016

#NotATarget | Doctors Without Borders Canada

MSF email
" On February 16, 2016, an air strike destroyed an MSF-supported hospital in Syria, killing 25 people and leaving thousands more without access to emergency medical care. Now, we're asking you to take action in support of patients, civilians and humanitarian workers around the world.
This attack is only the most recent example of a disturbing trend. In 2015 alone, 63 hospitals and clinics supported by MSF were hit by bombing and shelling in Syria – on average that’s more than once a week. In total, 23 MSF medical staff were killed last year, and 58 staff were wounded. MSF's health workers and health structures have been targeted in Yemen, South Sudan and Afghanistan, amongst other countries, causing intolerable suffering, death and destruction. These are only the most recent reported attacks against MSF, and other humanitarian organizations and national health authorities have also been targeted.
It's time that we stand up publicly and call again on warring parties to stop bombing health structures and humanitarian workers. We encourage you, as a vital member of the MSF movement, to help us by participating in our #NotATarget social media campaign.
Thank you for standing in solidarity with innocent civilians and humanitarian aid workers around the world!"

Thursday, March 10, 2016

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