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Help Us Reach Our Goal So No One Has To Face Cancer Alone

I am participating in this year’s Virtual Scotiabank Run and Charity Challenge for Gilda’s Club Greater Toronto, a cancer support organization.  This year has been a particularly difficult year for Gilda’s Club as all fundraising events were cancelled due to COVID-19 and they don’t receive government funding for their cancer support groups and programs. They have done a great job transitioning their cancer support groups and programs to virtual formats and by supporting me in this event, you are helping Gilda’s Club continue to provide these groups and programs free of charge to those living with cancer and those bereaved from the loss of a loved one to cancer.  These supportive programs are crucial to individuals and families who are coping with the anxiety and fear brought on by COVID-19 and the added challenge of cancer in their lives. Although Gilda’s Club has temporarily closed their red doors, members are still able to participate in online support groups, exercise classes, nutrition showcases and other programs that are essential for their wellbeing. Their team of mental health professionals also continue to connect with the children, teens and adults we serve, providing support by phone, to relieve stress, reduce isolation and provide resources to navigate today's ever changing healthcare landscape. Please consider supporting me in this event.  Thank you so much for your past donations, and I would really appreciate your support if you're in a position to help this year. 

XOX, Kelly

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This year's Scotiabank Run/Walk has gone virtual for 2020 so please support me as I run for Gilda's Club Greater Toronto who provides cancer support programs free of charge to adults, teens/children as well as their families who are experiencing cancer-related stress. Due to COVID-19, there has never been a more significant time to donate. This year’s event is crucial as Gilda's Club had to cancel all other fundraising events yet those living with cancer related stress need Gilda's Club now more than ever. This pandemic, the forced isolation and extraordinary uncertainties have had a tremendous impact on Gilda's Club members who are living with and experiencing cancer related stress. By donating you will make it possible for our members to access and receive the support they need to relieve stress, reduce isolation & provide resources to help them through this increasingly difficult time. Funds raised will maintain our cancer support groups/programs as our team of licensed health professionals have modified these programs to virtual platforms. Thanks for helping to ensure that no one has to face cancer alone.

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Recent donors

Donation date Donor name Donation amount
Nov 10 Kelly Arruda $100.00
Oct 30 Larissa, Tom and Idris You are amazing Kel! Happy running!! $50.00
Oct 30 Liz Arruda Go Kelly Go! Bridgit is always cheering you on!! $50.00
Oct 23 The Barlow’s We love you and your heart for this organization. $30.00
Oct 23 Sheila & Calvin Go Kelly , thanks for making a difference ! $100.00
Oct 15 Anonymous Undisclosed amount
Oct 14 Anonymous $100.00
Oct 08 Charlie Nadalin $50.00
Oct 06 Emma Go Kel!! So proud of you. $50.00
Oct 05 Anonymous $100.00