Finola's Fans: Walk for the Care 2012!

It’s that time of year again, when every­one is involved in walks or run fun­drais­ing for their char­ity of choice, and I am no excep­tion! Yes, you are being hit up for money, or effort! :)

As most of you know, the Ian Anderson House is a hos­pice that is near and dear to my heart as it is where my moth­er spent the last few weeks of her life with ter­min­al can­cer. Margaret Anderson, founder of the Ian Anderson House, star­ted the house after caring for her hus­band who also passed away from can­cer. What she has cre­ated is noth­ing short of a mir­acle to those touched by this hos­pice, and I mean this in all sin­cer­ity.

The Ian Anderson House offers without charge, qual­ity end-of-life pal­li­at­ive care by trained med­ic­al pro­fes­sion­als and kind self­less volun­teers, for those who for phys­ic­al or fin­an­cial reas­ons, can­not be giv­en the neces­sary round-the-clock care in their own homes. The House, true to hos­pice philo­sophy, also under­stands the need to sup­port the fam­ily as a unit.

My fam­ily and close friends have decided to sup­port this hos­pice every year, in memory to our moth­er but also in deep grat­it­ude to Margaret’s leg­acy and the won­der­ful sup­port we received two years ago. The Ian Anderson House has touched many lives. It is a pos­it­ive and lov­ing place that depends on private dona­tions from indi­vidu­als, ser­vice clubs, loc­al busi­ness, found­a­tions, and fun­drais­ing to keep run­ning. I can’t tell you how many cups of tea were offered to me by volun­teers and snacks… and how many new friends we made with oth­er fam­il­ies there. It is a very spe­cial place.

Whether you can join us phys­ic­ally on the day of the Walk June 10, 2012 at Mentor College, Mississauga, you can also pledge to our team, “Finola’s Fans”.

Click here to pledge

If you would like to join us on June 10, 2012, please arrive at Mentor College at 10am in com­fort­able walking/​running clothes and register for $20.

Thank you in advance for your sup­port, and know that your fin­an­cial sup­port helps and touches so many lives.

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