we are goal diggers
JOURNEY 24K aims to raise not only funds, but awareness. Our previous two galas SOLD OUT and raised $80,000 in support of children battling cancer. For the 2018 gold party, we have raised our GOLD STANDARDS to include one new powerful initiative.
CANDLELIGHTERS CHILDHOOD CANCER SUPPORT PROGRAMS
$24,000 (aka 24k) raised at each gold party is committed to the end of treatment celebration program co-established with this Ottawa based charity. Upon completion of their cancer treatment, these young heroes ring the golden bell and each receive a custom medal as well as other goodies (a camera and gift cards) to create and capture their new 'rock star' moments.
Candlelighter's Web Site
JOURNEY FORWARD (NEW for 2018)
The future is bright for our cancer fighting rock stars. We believe in giving them a promise of a better future, one which includes post-secondary education dreams. Starting this year, we select an Ottawa area family who has encountered a difficult cancer journey and offer them the gift of education: financial support to be used towards these dreams (portion determined in conjunction with CHEO commitment, with funds raised beyond the 24k commitment to Candlelighters).
2018 recipient: The Randell Family, which features two heroes, Jacob & Sophia. Learn about their story here: https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/we-are-all-broken-quebec-siblings-battle-cancer-in-same-hospital-room-1.3827378
CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF EASTERN ONTARIO (CHEO) FOUNDATION
We believe in a cure. We will fund the research for better treatments to lead to the cure. We believe in the pediatric oncology research team at CHEO and this is where we will direct a portion of the additional funds raised (portion determined in conjunction with Journey Fwd, with funds raised beyond the 24k commitment to Candlelighters).
CHEO Research Institute Web Site