Making a difference, changing lives!
Here are some remarkable stories that showcase how supporting Ski for Kids can make a difference.
Helping patients with childhood cancer
Numerous advancements in the fight against childhood cancer mean better outcomes for CHEO patients. Ollie was born with a large cancerous tumour on his liver. Ensuring that this newborn could handle multiple doses of chemotherapy was a delicate balance, but Luis and Krista Biggs were ready for the fight of their lives — to save Ollie’s.
Helping patients overcome kidney disease
Lily Maloney was diagnosed with kidney disease in 2013 at the age of two. Despite the unknowns that lay ahead one thing her family knew for certain was that a transplant would be part of her future. While dialysis treatments kept Lily alive, the family kept hope as they continued to search for a donor and a new kidney for Lily.
Meet the Beneficiaries
The CHEO Foundation exists to help our community support children, youth and families as they face physical, mental and developmental challenges, with the ultimate goal of enabling them to lead their best life. We believe that every child deserves quality care, family-centered support and the opportunity to realize their potential.
At CHEO, there is inspiration all around and there are so many way to measure success. Success is when a cancer patient finally eats after having lost their appetite because of chemotherapy, or when a scan comes back clear after a long course of treatment, or when a child with an amputation gets that first prosthetic and learns to walk. These are just some of the real successes at CHEO. With a generous community by their side, more patient victories are made possible because the CHEO Foundation can support doctors in the operating room, nurses at the bedside, and researchers in the lab. Together, we all help a child live their very best life.
That’s the theme at CHEO – best life. And isn’t that what’s most important for all of us? With your donor dollars we can support children and youth, helping them when they need it most. When our community chooses to support CHEO, this idea of best life comes into clear focus. These choices are demonstrated by gestures big and small, by large groups and in very personal moments. The impact of our generous community is far reaching. Thank you for supporting Ski for Kids.
Call us at: (613) 737-2785
Or visit the website: www.cheofoundation.com
Children's Aid Foundation Of Ottawa
The Children’s Aid Foundation of Ottawa (CAFO) raises essential funds for children and youth who are in the care of and supported by the Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa. CAFO inspires and empowers kids to reach their full potential by providing life-enrichment and educational opportunities that help break the cycle of abuse and neglect in our community.
Over 1,000 children, youth and their families are directly helped by CAFO each year in Ottawa. Our programs provide funding for basic necessities that are often taken for granted such as a post-secondary education (Dare to Dream Bursary Program), participation in after school sports activities (hockey, soccer, swimming), dance and music lessons, summer camps, and as well as the purchase of clothing, furniture, and school supplies.
Call us at: (613) 745-1893.
Or visit the website: www.HelpOttawaKids.ca
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Ski for Kids Day Details
Date Friday February 15, 2019
Location Mont Ste Marie ski resort
The Day’s Schedule of Activities
8:30 - 11:00 AM - Registration (Includes participant gift pickup, meal tickets and lift tickets.)
8:30 - 10:00 AM - Executive Breakfast
9:30 AM - Sporting Life Demo Tent opens
11:00 - 2:00 PM Live Music in Ryan II with Kyle Ivan
11:00 - 2:00 PM Ski for Kids Village (Grateful Griller, SportingLife Demo Tent, Huntington Sushi Station, Red Bull Van)
11:00 - 1:30 PM Challenge your friends on the slalom course!
12:00 - 1:30 PM Lunch - Beef and Chicken Fajitas buffet
2:00 - 3:00 PM Après-ski reception – Mystery Prize, Panorama Raffle, Prize Presentation, Live Auction
Bid in the Live Auction!
Bid on some amazing items at our legendary après-ski live auction.
Join the Balloon Burst Draw!
Experience the Ski for Kids Ski Village!
An exciting, once-a-year experience at Mont St Marie Ski resort!