Hi! I'm Amy from CHEZ 106. I'm a CHEO kid.
When you're young, it's tough having to miss out on parties, school events, holiday gatherings with friends and family because you're sick. I do have fond memories from 5 West thanks to the wonderful DISTRACTIONS that came in the form of sticker books, arts & crafts, board games, movies, toys, blankets and more (yes, that's me in the background, smiling).
Leaving your hospital bed for the playroom, or having people bring toys and games to you on days when you can't move really allows you to 'feel like a kid'. It's a magical feeling; one that helps remind us that smiling and laughing is good for the soul!
I'm turning 37 on April 25th, and thanks to CHEO and my Rogers Sports & Media team, I'm dreaming BIG and asking you to celebrate with me and help me create magical moments for CHEO Kids.
100% of your financial donation is going to CHEO's Child Life Department. They will buy the toys, craft kits and other entertainment goods and hand them over to children receiving in-patient treatment at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario.
If you are able, please make a financial donation towards CHEO's Child Life department (who will purchase gifts on your behalf for children aged 0-18).
Here's what you'll be giving:
- Arts and Crafts Supplies: Play-Doh, modelling clay, construction paper, scrapbook paper, origami paper/books, craft felt, water colour paper, acrylic paints, paint brushes, small canvasses (no wooden parts), pastels, markers, pencil crayons and crayons (no more than 8 packs), stickers, glitter, wooden crafts.
- Distraction Tools: Movies/video games rated E or G for everyone, board books, "I Spy" books, fiction and non-fiction books for all ages (English, French and Arabic), journals, children’s and adult coloring books, board games, puzzles for all ages, word search books, Sudoku, perrla beads, matchbox cars, trucks, planes, Legos, blocks, barnyard animals, zoo animals, TY beanie boos, dolls, Barbies, stress balls (no latex).
Note for 2023:
$10,000 is a very big goal, but I believe we can do it. Together we have raised nearly 8k since this all started back in 2019. That's around 320 gifts we've been able to give to the little ones at CHEO.
UPDATE on April 25th (my bday!): WOW! Wow, wow, wow... This is an overwhelming show of support and truly the best way for me to celebrate another go around the sun. I wouldn't be here without CHEO or generous and caring people like you! THANK YOU!
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