Jenny and Mac's Marathon
Breast Cancer has a major impact on people’s lives and it does so in a multitude of ways, not only from battling breast cancer but also from the challenges of affording having cancer financially.
We discovered the Breast Cancer Support Fund through watching the personal struggles of a dear friend and were touched by the unique approach they take to help families and patients struggling with this burden.
When we decided to add a marathon to our personal goals, we wanted it to count for so much more. It will be an incredible achievement and is requiring a lot of time, commitment and dedication.
We are asking you to help us raise funds by donating to the Breast Cancer Support Fund.
This is an amazing charity that takes your kind donations and provides the money to patients who are battling breast cancer so they can focus on getting better, not worrying about how they are going to afford the treatments or pay the bills.
Thank you for your support.
Jenny and Mac
For more information on the women your donations will support, please click on the link.
The Breast Cancer Support Fund is partnering with a number of yoga studios to host a four-hour Yogathon on the weekend of November 3 and 4, 2018.
The Yogathon will raise funds to help women who are living in poverty while they are in treatment!
- 76% of women that BCSF helps live on less than $25,000 per year while they are in treatment
- 48% of the patients are younger that 50 year of age
- 15% of the women we support are living with Stage IV metastatic breast cancer
- 25% of these women have children under the age of 16
$500 would help a breast cancer patient buy groceries or pay for child care.
$1,000 would help keep a roof over a breast cancer patient's head.
Here’s how you can participate:
Sign up for the Yogathon at your studio.
Sign up as an individual or in a team of 2 or 4.
Ask your family and friends to sponsor your participation in the Yogathon.
If you are a yoga studio and would like more information
on how you can participate, please click here.
Pink the Rink: Etobicoke Dolphins Girls Hockey Leagues’ hockey tournament
With almost 200 teams, this is the largest women's hockey tournament in North America. Teams from Ontario, Quebec and the United States participate to advance the profile of young women’s hockey while raising funds for the Breast Cancer Support Fund. The Etobicoke Dolphin's Girls Hockey League provides the opportunity for female athletes of all ages to be proactive in reducing their risk of developing breast cancer.
Visit Pink the Rink to find out more information.
This year’s tournament takes place October 12-14, 2018 at 9 arenas in Etobicoke.
Tournament Headquarters is in the Mastercard Centre at 400 Kipling Ave.
FASHION Magazine's Beauty Sale
Twice a year, FASHION Magazine's beauty department invites the staff of St. Joseph's Media to a Beauty Sale and the proceeds benefits BCSF. A big thank you to Lesa Hannah and Sarah Daniels - the two editors behind this amazing event - and to FASHION Magazine for their continued support.
DJ PATTY V
DJ PATTY V, a media and communication grad and marketing co-ordinator at Brock University, cut the "flow" (his signature ponytail) to raise money for BCSF!
His ponytail was donated to Locks of Love and will be used to create a wig for someone who has lost their hair due to cancer treatment.
Brock University Student Union Fundraiser
Brock University Student Union raised funds during breast cancer awareness month. From "BreastFast", an all-you-can-eat breakfast, to the Isaacs’ ‘Pink Party’, Brock students bought t-shirts and attended a number of events to raise money for breast cancer patients and raise awareness about the financial challenges that accompany a diagnosis.
Our Think Pink Live Green™
Our Think Pink Live Green™ presentations provide information on how to reduce exposure to environmental toxins. By examining what we put on and in our bodies and understanding the impact, we will learn the importance of reducing exposure to specific toxins as they relate to breast cancer.
Adria Vasil, the best-selling author of Ecoholci Body, Ecoholic Home and Ecoholic, has been writing her humour-filled, easy to read weekly ECOHOLIC advice column in NOW magazine since 2004! She writes about everything from how to green your food choices to how to detoxify your home and office.
Dreading Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping? Here’s a better idea: Giving Tuesday.
Giving Tuesday started in the U.S. in 2012 as a giving-focused day and adopted by Canada in 2013. It is a new movement for giving and volunteering, taking place each year after Cyber Monday. The “Opening day of the Giving Season,” it is a day where charities, companies and individuals join together to share commitments, rally for favourite causes and think about others. “We have two days that are good for the economy. Now we have a day that is good for the community too.”
GivingTuesday is a time for the world to come together and show how powerful humanity can be when we unite to give on one day. Canadian Breast Cancer Support Fund is pleased to be part of the Giving Tuesday movement!
GivingTuesday #givingtuesdayca #feelgreatgiving #GivingTuesday!!
The Annual N9NE Gala is a glamorous evening founded and chaired by Roula Panagiotopoulos, president of Pure Communications. The nine inspirations behind N9NE are love, life, talent, achievement, patience, wisdom, knowledge, harmony and inspiration.
In the wise words of Coco Chanel, all women deserve to be classy and fabulous and everyone came dressed to the 9's for an evening of celebration! Delicious hors d’oeuvres, silent auction, dancing, fabulous cocktails, a venue that overlooks the city and music is from a world renown DJ and a classical violinist all contributed to making it an evening to remember!
Shall We Knit?
There is no better example of the local yarn shop creating a community. Knitting is wonderful, but knitting in isolation is less of a joy. This local yarn shop provides a gathering place, a place for inspiration, for instruction, for connection with others like us. That is why the atmosphere and attitude of a shop matters almost as much as the inventory.
It's a shop where everyone must feel welcome and comfortable, regardless of age, size, or skill level.
Shall We Knit? is located in the city of Waterloo and strives to maintain a sense of community for the knitters of the Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph and Stratford areas. Check out the website for their next amazing workshop!