******DON’T FORGET IF YOU’RE TAKING THE BUS FROM LONDON THE DEPARTURE TIME IS 11:30******
It is down to crunch time for our event in Toronto. We are tying up “loose” ends but here is what it will look like.
3rd Annual Day of Awareness & Action for Childhood Cancer
Speaking Agenda – September 21, 2013
6:15 – Nancy, Pie & Steph, Opening Remarks (covers housekeeping as well)
6:20 – Childcan, tba
6:25– Canadian Blood Services, Marisa Gatfield
6:30 – POGO, Karen Drybrough
6:35 – tba
6:40 – Coast to Coast, tba
6:45 – music
6:55 – OPACC, tba
7:00 – Bronwyn Huffman, survivor
7:05 – Recognition for the ones we’ve lost, reading
7:10 – Camp Ooch, tba
7:15 – music
If you are taking one of our buses please be advised they will be boarding in front of tower B at the Children’s hospital in London at 11:00am and departing from the hospital at 11:30am.
On the way one of the buses will be making a stop to pick up some families from the Woodstock/Ingersol area. For those families involved the bus will be stopping at the car pool lot at highway #19 across from the Elmhurst Inn. Bus is leaving the hospital in London at 11:30 and would likely arrive at the car pool lot within 20 minutes so please plan to make sure if you are catching the bus there you give yourself time to get there as we don’t want to leave anyone behind! All buses will be making a stop in Guelph for approximately 1 hour at the Nestle plant to pick up bottled water for the event in Toronto. While the buses are being loaded there will be a reception for everyone on the buses that will include a bbq lunch and activities and treats for the kids!
From there it will be off to HTO Park for the event. The buses will be boarding to leave the park between 8:45 pm and 9:00 pm to head back to London. We hope everyone enjoys the day and we are looking forward to seeing all of you there!
NOTE: There are a couple of blank spots in the speaking agenda that I hope to update when the information arrives so you may want to check back leading up to the event. I hope I have everything covered. If you have any questions please use our contact us button.
As mentioned a couple weeks back an oncology mom from Vancouver contacted us and asked us to light something in GOLD. We contacted BC Place Stadium and they agreed to light in GOLD for Childhood Cancer Awareness. This Mom went above and beyond and put together an amazing event to go along with the lighting! We really want to thank Tina Chin for taking the Gold Ribbon Campaign to British Columbia and being a voice for children with cancer! So it looks like we have a BC “chapter” of the Gold Ribbon Campaign! Here is Tina’s poster and letter for the event at BC Place Stadium. If you are out west please support Tina’s huge effort and stop by! Why not stop by BC Gold Ribbon Campaign’s Facebook page and say hi!
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month.
GOLD RIBBON CAMPAIGN in BC – Inaugural rally on Saturday, September 21st
Our goal is to raise awareness to childhood cancer that has touched so many families. There are approximately 100-120 newly diagnosed patients each year and there are 300-350 kids on active treatment at any given time. For the first time, B.C. Place Stadium and Science World will participate in the National Gold Ribbon Campaign by shining gold lights at 7:30 pm.
Show your support for the BC Chapter of the Gold Ribbon Campaign and gather to view the gold lights. Meet by the Olympic Village at the foot of Columbia and Athlete’s Way.
From 6:30 to 7:30 pm, we will be handing out gold ribbons to write your name to honor and to show support for the kids who have battled with cancer. At 7:15pm we will have speakers. The ribbons will be assembled together to create a large gold ribbon display. The display will be presented to the BC Children’s Hospital Oncology department to honor and support every child in BC.
Please email BCgoldribboncampaign@gmail.com to find out more about our event on September 21, 2013 as information becomes available or follow us on Twitter bcgoldribboncampaign@BCgoldribbon. To find out more about the national Gold Ribbon Campaign, go to http://www.goldribboncampaign.com . We look forward to your support and a large turnout on Saturday, September 21st.
BC Gold Ribbon Campaign
We didn’t get a chance yet to thank Canadian Blood Services for honouring the Gold Ribbon Campaign in Ottawa last weekend. It was an amazing event and they went over the top to show all the honourees their appreciation. Thank You.
As you know while we were in Ottawa last week we spoke on Parliament Hill. It was a great event organized by a couple Moms of from Ottawa. We want to thank Jenny and Kari for inviting us to speak at the event and we are looking forward to next year’s already!
Here are a couple pics from each event.