Update !!!

We have received a Cheque for a Total of $300.00, and a list of donors for this event. Since the funds were received by us in 2019, all receipts for this event will be dated for the calendar year of 2019.

Thank-you for your generous donation in support of this charity event. Funds raised from this event will go directly to The Toronto Sick Kids Hospital for Day Parking Passes.

 

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In March I had the pleasure of meeting a very kind and energetic young man. He and Dom, both 8 years old, hit it off right away. A few weeks later the boys father had told me that his son suffered from a condition called Severe Congenital Neutropenia.

Neutropenia is a condition that affects Neutrophils, a type of white blood cell that aids in fighting off infection.

Approximately 40 percent of affected people have decreased bone density (osteopenia) and may develop osteoporosis.

Approximately 20 percent of people with Severe Congenital Neutropenia, specifically Kostmann's Disease, or Syndrome, (not cyclic neutropenia, which also can be congenital) develop AML, a type of leukemia that can develop anytime during their lifetime. Often, a bone marrow, or stem cell transplant can be life saving.

This July 21 and 22 I will be holding a charity event to raise money aiding parents with kids in hospital. Specifically, at Toronto Sick Kids Hospital with various types and causes of Neutropenia receiving treatment and care by providing the Child Life Dept. with the funds needed for a parking pass (s) to share with the families.

Each parking pass per month costs $300.00. A total of $3,600.00 a year.

This event will consist of me canoeing an 80km span of the Grand River beginning in West Montrose, Ontario and ending in Paris, Ontario.

For money to be sent to support this charitable event, it must first go to the Neutropenia Support Association Inc. in Winnipeg.

P.O. Box 243-971 Corydon Ave. Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3M 3S7

1-800-6-NEUTRO

www.Neutropenia.ca

Once they receive the donations they will provide you with a tax deductible receipt.

They will send the TOTAL donations raised by this charitable event to the Child Life Department at Toronto Sick Kids. NSAI has provided parking passes in the past.

The Neutropenia Support Association Inc. is a small, volunteer based charity since 1989.  Canadian Charity # 0848093-11.

Because of this, they do not accept online donations. Below I will attach a pledge form as well as the website and contact information for the charity. Please do not mail cash. Cheques are much safer in the mail. If you wish to donate cash, I will accept cash donations with donation forms and will send all cash donations in the form of a cheque to them after the event. They are aware of this event and will gladly answer any questions you may have about the charity. You can also call or DM me any questions and I'd be happy to go into further detail with you.

Thank you for your time :)

Donation form
https://www.neutropenia.ca/donate

Contact Info
https://www.neutropenia.ca/contact

Neutropenia Info
https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/severe-congenital-neutropenia"