The Changing Times Newsletter will be expanded to 16 pages beginning in the March 2017 edition. This is an opportunity for new vendor ads, as well as more useful ostomy information. Members are always welcome to contribute their tips, stories and jokes to editor Tiffany Shorson.
The Calgary Ostomy Society had another wonderful Christmas party, with great food, and fun! The auction brought in $3150, and $144 in Door Prize tickets were sold. The Call for Cash raised $1890.00, which Craig Bean from CB Medical has graciously matched 100%, raising the grand total to $7074.00 being raised for the 2017 Ostomy Youth Camp.
The cash we raise from the sales of Aussie Rules tickets for the 20/40 Support Group event on February 9th will also go to support the Ostomy Youth Camp. If you haven't yet purchased your ticket, please contact Tiffany Shorson.
Renaissance Great Comebacks Awardis designed to recognize persons with an ostomy who:
At the Christmas Party / Auction, Craig Bean, the president of CB Medical, made an appeal for a "Call for Donations" to send some additional kids to camp. He advised that his company would match these donations up to $5000. We raised $2530.00 and Craig has made the generous decision to round the total out to an even $6200.00. The cost to send a Kid to Camp is $620.00 so by bringing this total to this figure, means ten (10) more Kids go to Camp!
Now combine this with the $3592.50 from the Auction and $165.50 from Door Prize tickets ($3758.00), results in 6 more Kids to Camp. This demands a huge round of applause, congratulations and thanks to Craig and the members and individuals who helped make this possible. What an effort from your Calgary Ostomy Society!
Letters of thanks and Charitable receipts have been mailed out as of the end of February.
On Saturday, October 5, 2013, the United Ostomy Association of Canada will host the 1st Annual Stoma Stroll Awareness Walk in various cities across Canada.
Saturday, October 5, 2013
9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Location: 184 MacEwan Park Rise NW Calgary, AB.
(Walk to be held in the green space behind the house - length is about 1 km per loop) .
You can register as an individual or register to become part of a team. If you register as an individual you can join a team at any time later in your fundraising campaign.
With your help we can reach our goal of raising $20,000.
**UNIQUE TO CALGARY CHAPTER**
All funds raised will go towards funding YOUTH CAMP
Stoma Stroll Website
Calgary Chapter Stoma Stroll website
Space is limited so register now.