RACH Fund News - Vol I.12.09 Please enable images...or click "View it in your browser" above.
Welcome to the December RACH Fund News! WE DID IT! We SAVED the RACH 3-Pitch Tournament Evening Events! McDougall Township WILL NOT be amending By-Law No. 2009-09...so the RACH Tournament will continue as in the past!!! Two nights of evening entertainment to be enjoyed by all (The Lost Faculties are already booked for June 2010, yeah!). Thanks to the RACH Fund Committee and all of the supporters either on the Facebook Page (now over 1,000 members!) and through emails and phone calls, we were able to show McDougall Council the amazing commitment we all have to raising money to fight Cancer and MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
Message from Dr. Irish: Dr. Jonathan Irish (Head of Surgical Oncology for the Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto) supported the Facebook Group and subscribes to our Newsletter! In his recent email he tells us how important the money raised is to the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation research program. "This funding is part of the life blood of our skull base research program." Dr. Irish continues to describe the incredible advances made and notes, although the Parry Sound "community is a small one it has proven to have a big heart that is touching communities throughout the province and, in fact, throughout the world. I expect that is not a common feat but the RACH Fund and its supporters can be proud that it has started a program that is competing with the rest of the world." (Click here to read the full email.)
Read more about how our support matters by clicking on the link to the work Dr. Irish is doing!
Dance For RACH Results Are In! Wow - $11,296.50 Raised in One Night!!! Thanks to The Lost Faculties and so many wonderful people at the University of Waterloo..specifically Marie Amodeo ~ an amazing time was had by everyone! (Read the article in the Waterloo newspaper TheRecord about the Dance for RACH.)
Check out the thank you messages from Marie Amodeo and The Lost Faculties on the results from Dance for RACH!
Christmas Message: As 2009 comes to a close we would like to extend our thanks again to all of you who continue to travel to Parry Sound annually to play some ball, share some memories and contribute to the overall sucess of this tournament. In her wildest moments we do not think Rachel thought her idea of a ball tournament would have gone this far or been so successful. Aren't we all glad that she came up with the idea? We thank all of you for your continued support of the RACH Fund which contributes to cancer research. We hope you all have a safe, happy, wonderful and peaceful Christmas.
Merry Christmas, Joanne & Tom Higgins
Joanne, Lorie & Sheelagh RACH Fund News
Thank you for your ongoing support. Together We Can Make A Difference!
Rachel Anne Cecelia Higgins (1980 - 2005)
Links of Interest:
Christmas Gifts Raise $ for RACH Fund! Click RACH Fund Photostore Make your Christmas Gift ideas something special and at the same time contribute to the RACH Fund! Order Deadline for shipping: Dec 8 - regular ground Dec 15 - expedited
Early Bird Registration for 2010 7th Annual 3-Pitch RACH Tournament held in Parry Sound, Ontario ~ Register by December 31st and pay $175...save $25! 6 Teams have already registered...maximum 32 Teams allowed...don't wait, register now for June 18 - 20, 2010 New for 2010 Tourney! 2010 will see an addition to our activities ~ Canadian Blood Services will be on site at our Tournament. Don't wait until SOMEDAY ! Someday IS Today! To prepare for winter and an uncertain flue season we need blood donations now. Call 1-888 2 DONATE!