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Sponsor Sheila for the Gatineau Loppet to support Little Angels
By:  Sheila Kealey   (2009/02/05)

Keski07podiumcrop.JPGOnce again, the Gatineau Loppet will serve as a fund-raising event for the Little Angels Blood Cancer Fund of the Ottawa Hospital. This fund assists blood cancer patients undergoing treatment who are in financial need.

I will be skiing the 53km skate event on February 15 and will be collecting pledges in support of this effort.

Blood cancer treatments have a special meaning for me. My sister Susan underwent a bone marrow transplant for leukemia when the procedure was still experimental. Susan struggled with medical complications from the transplant that eventually took her life.

Where does your money go?
The Little Angels Blood Cancer Fund supports families affected by blood cancer treatment with odd expenses. For example, the fund can provide money for childcare, parking, money for families from out of town to stay in a Hotel, or even fly a child to Ottawa to visit an ill or dying parent in the hospital.

More information on Little Angels. . .

If you're interested in supporting the Little Angels and Bone Marrow Transplant Fund, here's what you can do:

Secure Online Donation to the Ottawa Hospital Foundation:

Click on the link above.

Specify: "Please direct my gift to:" select "Other" please specify" and enter
"Little Angels - Gatineau Loppet for Kealey"


Send a cheque payable to "The Ottawa Hospital Foundation" to
Sheila Kealey
79 Hopewell Ave.
Ottawa, ON
K1S 2Y9

Please clearly indicate your name, address, telephone number. Add your e-mail address if you want (just so I can thank you, update you on my race and fund raising efforts). Tax receipts will be issued for donations of $15 or more.

Many thanks to Evelyn Stone for coordinating the Gatineau Loppet fund raising effort!
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