L to R - John Nash (ProDrill), Maria E. Gisondo, Alex Halat (Ensign), Melissa Chappell and Katherine Lanovaz (Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation - Community Initiatives), John Ruzicki (Cathedral), Gerry Mumford (Continental) and Dale Hansen (ThyssenKrupp).
The Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation
Childhood Cancer Research
The Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation supports excellence in child health programs, life-saving equipment and pediatric research to help the 75 thousand children and families who rely on the hospital for specialized care every year. Through the generosity of our donors, the Foundation has provided more than $250 million in funding to the hospital which is now poised to lead the nation in child health especially in childhood cancer, neurosciences, child heath research and family centred care.
Your support through the 2010 Oilympics Hockey Tournament will fund important childhood cancer research. Our vision is to find new cures and provide better treatments for children with cancer. Cancer is the number one cause of death due to disease in children. Today, one in five children with cancer dies. Forty years ago, 80% of children with cancer died. Today 80% survive. Ongoing research, particularly through therapeutic clinical trials, is largely responsible for increased survival rates.
New Heights Learning Services is a preschool, school and home program for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental disorders. New Heights helps children with sensory integration difficulties; impairments in social interaction and interpersonal skills by creating a safe, accepting and inclusionary environment where the focus is on each child's strengths rather than their deficits. The team of specialists work together to assist students develop the skills and strategies they need to achieve independence and success in school, in the community, and the world around them.
For more information please visit http://www.newheightscalgary.com/