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Event: Gillie Beans Fund Fun Day May 26th!

This is an event created in memory of Gillian May Berthelot who passed away in June of 2010 after battling a rare cancer called Rhabdomyosarcoma. Gillian battled this disease for 13 months with a contagious smile, a brave spirit and zest for life that left  all in awe. She was an inspiration to everyone who knew her and she taught us all how to live life and how to have fun!

To keep her enthusiasm going and help others who suffer from this rare form of cancer, her family and supporters have put on this FunD Day to raise awareness, funds and celebrate life.

I first heard about the event through a colleague last year and I am happy to post about it again this year. Reading her story broke my heart but made me smile at the same time and I encourage all who are in the Whitby area of Toronto on May 26th to go out and show your support, and have some fun at the same time.

All money raised goes into research at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario through the SickKids Foundation.  In 2011, The Gillie Beans FUNd raised over $30,000 for Rhabdoymosarcoma research, I can hardly wait to see what they accomplish this year.

Here are the event details, I hope they are crowded to capacity and beyond :).

The cost is $10 per person – lunch is included, as well as games and prizes.

It features:

  • Star Wars Character Appearances
  • Terri & Rick Children’s Entertainers
  • Carnival Games
  • NEW: Gillie Bear Clinic
  • Face Painting
  • Cake Walk
  • A&W BBQ lunch
  • Draws
  • Fire truck display
  • Silent Auction & More!!!

Gillie Beans Fund – Sick Kids Hospital Event
John Dryden School
40 Rolling Acres Whitby, Ontario
L1R 2A1     Canada
The event runs from 11am to 3pm on  May 26th
Event Website:  www.gilliebeansfund.com


One Response

  1. What a fun event to celebrate a beautiful life!

    Have fun!! I wish we were close enough to go.

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