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 Fundraising Events
Amy’s Shining Star, now on hiatus, was an event that occurred bi-annually and engages family and friends to attend a fundraising gala in a tribute to Amy Beacock.
BUNZL Canada is deeply committed to their support of b.r.a.i.n.child, Dr. Rutka and his researchers. These corporate citizens take great pride and joy in giving back to their community and making an impact on the lives of children and their families affected by brain tumours.
Care for Kids. These dedicated event organizers and their community of supporters are motivated by cutting-edge brain tumour research and the brilliant researchers at SickKids.
Entertainment One has a meaningful relationship with SickKids, as one of their own staff has a
son who was successfully treated at SickKids. Entertainment One is a great corporate citizen supporting the important research of b.r.a.i.n.child at the Labatt Brain Tumour Research Centre.
Jessica’s Footprint has created a philanthropic legacy to help other families not endure what the Durigon family faced.
Laughing with the Ladybugs, now on hiatus, was an event that brought together the greater community of Peterborough and surrounding areas in support of b.r.a.i.n.child and SickKids Foundation in honour of Kathryn Peeters. The event organizer Elizabeth Peeters and her family
have been very involved with SickKids in a variety of roles as President of b.r.a.i.n.child and SickKids ambassadors. We are grateful for their outstanding commitment and volunteerism.
Meagan’s HUG (Meagan Bebenek Foundation):
raises hope and awareness about paediatric brain tumours, and has now contributed more than
$6 million to research. A community based and volunteer driven organization, it is well known
for its Meagan’s HUG event on Mother’s Day weekend, beginning with a 5K walk and ends with participants joining hands and forming a hug or “circle of hope” around the hospital, a clear signal to all within that they are not alone. Meagan’s HUG funding supports seed research projects,
the purchase of cutting-edge equipment and the Meagan’s Walk Neuro-oncology Fellowship, now in its sixth year, which supports the training of clinical researchers who come to Toronto from around the world.
Nelina’s Hope: A Foundation dedicated to supporting paediatric brain cancer research for rare and difficult to treat brain tumours. Creating hope for tomorrow. Born on October 31, 2009, Nelina was your typical 4-year-old girl. She loved the outdoors, swimming, jumping in puddles and running through the sprinkler on a hot summer day. All that changed on July 25, 2014 when she was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer, DIPG (Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma). Her journey was one of hope and now, her legacy.
Skate With Daniel continues to honour Daniel’s spirit and engage the community to change the future for patients affected by brain tumours by fundraising for brain tumour research.
Suri’s Smile was created in tribute of little Suri, who suffered from a brain tumour and lost
her battle with cancer at a very young age. An inspiring gala was created in her honour as a way for her parents to give back to other families by supporting brain tumour research at SickKids.
Tali’s Fund is an organization that raises funds
for paediatric brain tumour research. This fund was created following the tragic passing of the Doron family’s daughter, Tal, at the age of 4.
Tali’s Fund raises money by collecting donations, hosting fundraising events, and selling items
such as cards with paintings on the front made
by Tali herself. Through the help of Tali’s Fund, research projects at The Arthur and Sonia Labatt Brain Tumour Research Centre have been funded, leading to large collaborative projects with many Canadian and international paediatric cancer centres around the world.
Team Brother Bear. This group funds brain tumour research through b.r.a.i.n.child and also provides funding for the b.r.a.i.n.child family fund dedicated to helping families in exceptional financial need. This dynamic group also plays Santa during the holidays by providing gifts for brain tumour families in financial need at SickKids to help make their holidays special during very difficult days.

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