Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Crafting to Raise Money for the Walk to Answer TTP Together

It's that time of year again, time to register yourself and/or your team to walk in the Walk to Answer TTP Together on Saturday, September 20, 2014, helping to raise awareness and funds for TTP support education and life-changing research. 

This year marks the 4th Annual Walk to Answer TTP Together and some individuals and teams are challenging themselves to do more and raise more for the Answering TTP Foundation! Below is an example of how one individual is doing more to raise more funds and awareness to meet her ultimate Walk goal

"A few times a year, I get together with girlfriends to try a new craft or recipe. In the past we have made pasta, stained glass, tried felting and crocheting. We call these weekend afternoons full of laughter and yummy treats “Craftaculars”.

On July 5th, it was my turn to host. As I am not the handiest crafter, I choose strawberry freezer jam as our activity.  The strawberries were plump and sweet. It was as simple as washing and mashing the berries, adding sugar and pectin, and filling the jars. The freezer jam was much simpler and cooler than the regular jam we made in previous years. No need to cook the freezer jam or can the filled jars in a massive pot of boiling water.

Instead of being reimbursed for the cost of the activity, which is our group’s usual practice, I donated the supplies and asked the group to donate toward the efforts of my Walk to Answer TTP Together team, the Toronto Walkers.  I was thrilled that not only did the jam turn out, but a fun afternoon at home with friends contributed over $200 toward TTP!

I’ve learned that mini fundraisers to raise money toward your walk effort, and are easier to organize and more fun than you may think. They aren’t anything to stress over and make everyone feel good to have fun for a good cause.  

I challenge you to give mini-fundraising for your walk effort a try."

For ideas for your mini-fundraiser check out the Foundation's Organize a Fundraiser page HERE. You will find lots of great ideas for a mini-fundraiser!

Thursday, 21 August 2014

2014 Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

On Tuesday, August 19, 2014 volunteers, both new and seasoned, and board members gathered for Answering TTP Foundation's Annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner and Awards. The evening was filled with lots of celebration, food and laughs! A big thank you to our hostess, Margie Castiglione, a Foundation volunteer who has hosted the past two Volunteer Appreciation Dinners.

Sherri Sullivan, Vice Chair of the Answering TTP Foundation Board, addressed all volunteers and thanked them for their hard work and dedication that has helped the Foundation continue to grow and move towards its ultimate goal to find an answer for TTP.

The 2013-2014 recipient of the Heather Leckie Bryant award, in memory of her determination and immense contribution to the Foundation (Volunteer of the Year award) was Ian Wilson. Ian is the Foundation's IT Manager and is the mastermind and creator behind the Foundation's amazing new website that was launched last August. Ian continues to be involved on the backend of the Foundation's IT and keeps the Foundation's IT moving smoothly! Thank you Ian for your continued contributions to the Foundation, I am not sure where we would be without you! 

Sydney, Sherri & Ian (from left)
Chance for Change chair and board member, Tammy Robertson, also took a moment to thank the incredible volunteers who helped to bring the 2014 Chance for Change Game Night, benefitting the Answering TTP Foundation, to life! 

A big thank you to all Foundation volunteers near and far! The Foundation's accomplishments to date would not be possible if not for your generosity and dedication. It is only by working together that we will be able to find an answer for TTP!

To see more pictures from the event check out out photo book HERE.

Are you interested in getting involved with the Foundation? Check out our website Here and fill out the Volunteer Information Form to get started today! 

We look forward to having you on the team!