Fundraiser Update: April 24, 2018
We’re over the moon!
Our original goal was to raise $35,000 over 19 months to purchase 3 pieces/sets of equipment wished for by GF Strong staff.
Instead, we’ve raised $50,000 over 6 months, and because we were offered the opportunity to change our equipment goal to a much more ambitious one, we received matching funds of $26,000 which brings our total campaign amount to $76,000!! This has bought for GF Strong a Pressure Mapping System (which will prevent many patients from needing surgery for pressure sores), a FEES machine (see our main page for more information on this – we’ve been told by GFS staff that they’ve been wishing for this for several years and it thrills us that they’ll soon have it to use), and several replacement backs and seats for their wheelchairs – parts that while unsexy to raise funds for, are crucial to the rehab process.
While we've completed our fundraising campaign, you may continue to donate through this page or the main page. You'll receive a tax slip and Foundation thank you letter, but we will no longer be sending personal replies with donations.
We're considering seeds of possibility for future GF Strong support efforts – please stay tuned via the people you know in our practice!
And once again,
My meditation community is in the midst of a fundraising project in support of GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre - cut and paste this link for more information:
As a part of my individual support of our group fundraising, I am participating in a walkathon. I'm seeking pledges for my walking a minimum of 2 km/day for 30 days in March-April. I would love to secure enough pledges to bring my personal fundraising total to at least $5000 (and I'd love to raise more - we just raised the roof on our fundraising goal)!
If you make your donation directly here on my page (click the green "Donate Now" button on this page), your kind offering will register towards my individual goal, and will also be reflected in our group goal amount on the group fundraising page. If you donate at least $25 here you'll receive a charitable donation tax slip by return email. Please note that their generic acknowledgement email states that your donation will go where it's most needed, but we've been assured that by donating through our page, your money will be earmarked for our fundraiser.
If it's easier, you can also give me cash and I'll deposit the full amount of all collections at the end of my walking period (April 22, 2018).
Thanks for helping me #WalkStrongForGFStrong!
Cash PLEDGES to date (names not showing in scrolling list)
THANK YOU TO:
$200 - Alan Wood
$25 - D'Anne Rygg
$20 - Alex Oosterom
$10 - Amanda Carachelo
$20 - Jan Fleming
$20 - Kevin Vines
$20 - DeAnn Bremner
$20 - Brooke Douglas
$50 - Teri Babcock
$10 - Lianne Kleinstuber
$20 - Suzy Naylor & Frank Henning
$190 - Jeanne Rodriguez, Julie Houghton, Stephenie McKinnon, Margo Littley, Eddie Myers, Elena Moyeda, Kitty Sill, Amy Conrad, September McKinnon
$62 - Steve McKinnon
$30 - Deanna Thompson
$100 - KellyAnne Ward
Love you guys for helping me get fit while helping GFS! xo
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