Emily’s House Black and White Gala at The Globe & Mail Terrace

“Extra! Extra! Read all about it. Emily’s House (Toronto’s First Children’s Hospice) is hosting a fundraising gala, with proceeds benefitting paediatric palliative care!”  The gala promises to be as exciting and fun as past events with good food, dancing, musical performances, a live auction, and so much more, while raising funds and bringing awareness to Emily’s House children’s hospice.

Emily’s House Black and White Gala at The Globe & Mail Terrace
Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 6:30 pm, The Globe & Mail Terrace, 351 King St E, Level 17, Toronto

Co-lead sponsors will once again be Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. and Kinross Gold Corp. Past sponsors include:  Barrick Gold, BMO Capital Markets, Canaccord Genuity, GMP Securities, KPMG LLP, RBC Capital Markets and Yamana Gold; and others.

Since 2013, Emily’s House children’s hospice has been providing medical respite and paediatric palliative care in a home-like setting.  Approximately 400 children admissions are supported each year. Many of these children are referred to us from SickKids Hospital. Emily’s House shares a Medical Director with SickKids, and provides 24/7 clinical / nursing care and medical necessities, while increasing quality-of-life through recreation, music arts and psycho-social supports at no cost to families. (www.emilyshouse.ca).

From the Volunteer Committee who brought you: Emily’s House Celebrates “Where Love Lives” a Gala at Casa Loma, with Co-Lead Sponsors Agnico Eagle and Kinross (2017); Jazz it Up for Emily’s House (2015); Art of Caring (2014); and, Magical Moments (2013). Special thanks to our past Gala sponsors, donors and guests who made our new, accessible Emily’s House Garden a reality.   We hope you can join us this year.

Emily’s House Children’s Hospice

Emily’s House is a residential hospice that provides integrated respite and paediatric palliative care in a home-like setting. Committed to optimizing the quality of life for children with complex disease and disability, with an underlying a life-limiting illness, we offer an alternate to hospital or home care. Toronto’s first children’s hospice provides a range of child-centred programs and services for children, caregivers and siblings through all stages of a child’s illness. Our hospice program provides 24/7 clinical/nursing care and medical necessities, while increasing quality-of-life through play, music, recreation, outings and visits according to a child’s unique needs.  Many of these children are referred to us for care from SickKids Hospital, and Emily’s House is becoming recognized as the SickKids inpatient unit for palliative care.

SickKids Hospital

Dr. Adam Rapoport, MD, Medical Director, Emily’s House and Paediatric Advanced Care Team, SickKids Hospital writes: “It’s hard to believe that it’s been five years since we opened our doors at Emily’s House. On one hand, I wonder where the time has gone. It seems like only yesterday that we were preparing for our first admissions. But on the other hand, I can’t remember how we functioned before Emily’s House, and I know for certain that many families feel the same way. While the physical house itself is a thing of beauty, what really makes it special is our wonderful staff. It’s been an honour to work with such compassionate and dedicated people and to be a part of this wonderful organization. Looking forward to the next five years of continued success and further growth!”

 Laura’s Story: 12-year old Laura beat everyone at Scrabble, at Emily’s House children’s hospice. Seated in a wheelchair, non-verbal, and relying on others for mobility assistance, she was a powerhouse at Scrabble. She used her eyes and smiles to communicate, and could play all day. If someone tried to wrap up a game, she’d respond: “We’re not done. We’re still playing!” At Emily’s House children’s hospice – children and youth like Laura, with a life-threatening illness or palliative diagnosis – don’t have to stop playing.  In our home-like environment, they have access to 24/7 clinical nursing care, and quality-of-life through well-supported recreation, music, therapeutic activities, and frequent celebrations.

 

♦      Sponsorship: To receive a sponsorship package, or for more information, please contact:
Jennifer Kroezen, at:  416-363-9196, Ext. 212, or [email protected]

♦      Donations: If you cannot attend but would like to donate: 

♦      Individual Ticket Sales:  $150 per ticket.               

 

Some Highlights of the 2017 Where Love Lives at Casa Loma