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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

LDAA June Update

The Life Donation Awareness Association had a very successful month in June! I thought I would share some of the highlights.

St. Mary's Bike and Hike for Heart - June 5, 2011
LDAA was given the opportunity to host an awareness/information booth at the St. Mary's Bike and Hike for Heart event at Waterloo Park. It was a beautiful day! Of course, I had to participate in the bike again with Shaun, Mom and Dad. It has become a special tradition. I left the booth to my wonderful transplant friends and they had great success! They were able to provide information to many people throughout the day.

I Skydive So Others Can Stay Alive - June 18, 2011
Well I had mentioned the fundraiser my Mom initiated before in an April posting. It was amazing!!! The 5 divers and family/friends raised about $6500 for Toronto General Hospital! AND LDAA earned about $500 by hosting the barbecue and a raffle draw! WOW!!! Thank you to everyone that made a donation and participated in the fabulous day.

Matt (Rick's son, Rick is waiting for lungs), Karra (Dana's step daughter), Dana (Heart+double lung recipient), Carol (Momma) and Paula (Rick's wife)

Practicing the safe landing!

Carol and Skymaster Chris

Cambridge Canada Day Parade - July 1, 2011
So apparently Cambridge hosts the largest Canada Day parade in Canada. Hmm. Who knew. Anyway, some good friends and members of LDAA planned/designed/created a fabulous float! It was a beautiful day! I'm sure our cause touched many people that day.

Our Awesome Float!

Ready to march!

Shannon, Ashton (Andrea's nephew) and Missy

Andrea and Madeline

It's hard to believe how much LDAA has done in the little time it has been established. I'm so proud of all of the members! Great job everyone!

1 comment:

  1. You've been BUSY! I love reading about all the great things you're doing!