Thanks to YOU – we delivered a whole lotta awesome to the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario!

Toys, craft supplies, books, DVDs, cash and more were given to help put smiles on the faces of children receiving treatment at CHEO as part of my ‘Birthday Wish’ campaign.

I have decided to leave this campaign active. We have surpassed my initial goal (set at $1,000) but I would like this to stay active for ongoing donations. This will be an annual thing, so long as I have support of my employers, the hospital and wonderful humans like you.

Thank you for giving. Thank you for sharing. Keep this cause in mind, 100% of the proceeds go directly to FUN STUFF for kids (aged 0-18) at CHEO.

If you want to launch your own fundraiser the process is very simple.

Visit, create your page and decide where you’d like the funds to go then get raisin’!

Mandy Arsenault, CHEO’s Community Engagement Officer, says she there are so many options for people to give back to the hospital “[ranging] from birthdays… fundraisers [things like] lemonade stands and bake sales’… i’m here to support them.”

Mandy helped set me up to raise funds for the Child Life department. Here’s more information that could help you if you’re considering the same for your next birthday, event or in honour of someone who’s life was touched by CHEO:

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