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September 24, 2013

Well…..it rained, and it rained, and then rained some more, but…..just as Nancy and Stephanie were about to get things rolling, it stopped! We were given a wonderful surprise with a double rainbow! Everyone in attendance knew the children who were responsible for that.

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Despite the rain, the construction, the closed expressways and even a broken down bus….people came out and enjoyed the evening. It was great to see everyone and it just goes to show you how the Childhood cancer community will take whatever is thrown at them and they will get there and support one another. Like Stephanie said this past weekend “It poured, it was cold, it was foggy and one of the buses broke down. Turned out to be a wonderful night though! 
If something as simple as rain made me give up, I wouldn’t be here.”

In fact some brave families marched from Sick Kids hospital to HTO park. They walked about 45 minutes in the cold rain holding a banner and chanting. All of them were decked out in GOLD! To see news coverage click the link below.

City News Coverage of Gold walk to end Childhood Cancer

 

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Thanks to all of our guest speakers. Thank you for sharing our passion to make a difference for children with cancer.

 A special thanks to Nestle Waters Bottling plant and head office in Guelph for inviting our families out to your Bar B Que on Saturday afternoon. Despite the rain I know they enjoyed your hospitality.

A very special thanks to Badder bus lines driver Dan for taking good care of his passengers and his concern for their safety when his bus ended up disabled on the highway. It was considered an added adventure to those involved except for the two Windsor Spitfires fans that were on the bus…..they may have considered it Karma. (Just kidding Coral-Ann and Riley) The good people at Badder have been a great support of the Gold Ribbon Campaign and we look forward to working with them for many years. 098

We want to thank all of our volunteers. At 8:00am Saturday morning they were working out in the pouring rain getting things setup and in place. We could not do this without you guys and we appreciate everything you do for us. Also the Optimist members that came out and manned the barbque for us. Special thank you to Toronto Police Service, 52 Division Community Response Unit & Auxiliary Police Officers for supporting our event and keeping the families walking from Sick Kids to the park safe.

 We would like to thank all the generous sponsors that helped make the day possible. All of you together help make a great day for some inspiring kids and their families.

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Last but certainly not least, a heartfelt thanks to all of the families who make the trek from all over the place to Toronto to support the Gold Ribbon Campaign. You inspire us to do what we do.

Dean, Renee, Nancy, Pie and Stephanie

P.S. Anyone who would like to share some pictures from the evening, I am working on putting together a video from the event and didn’t get as many pics as I would have liked to.

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