This will be a 16 day, 24 hour a day concert raising money and awareness for 16 charities.
This is truly a proud Canadian Moment.
There will be close to 400 consecutive performances over the 16 days.
Each day will be branded to support a different charity.
These charities include:
Sick Kids, Markham Stouffville Hospital, Gord Downie Fund for Brain Cancer Research,
360 Kids, North Toronto Cat Rescue, Artscan Circle, Songs 4 Steffi, Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada,
The Family Navigation Project and more.
The momentum behind this event is growing rapidly. The story is beginning to go viral and has already been covered by Global News, Edge 102.1, CKTB610, Boom 99.7, 94.9 The Rock, KX96 fm, Indie 88.1, 97.7 Hits fm, Q107 and many more. All of this incredible coverage has happened organically, before the official media release has even gone out. As of February 7th, we are now teamed up with Indoor Recess PR (Arcade Fire, Blue Rodeo, CBC, Sarah McLachlan, Montreal Jazz Festival) and will begin our strategic marketing and media plan across Canada.
This will become a nationwide event with national media coverage.
The entire country will be rooting for us as we set out on this conquest.
Note: All online donations will be divided equally among all charities, unless specified within PayPal message box.
DAY 1 – MARCH 17-18
MARKHAM STOUFFVILLE HOSPITAL FOUNDATION
Markham Stouffville Hospital (MSH) is a progressive, two-site community hospital with leading diagnostic services and clinical programs in acute care medicine and surgery, addictions and mental health and maternal and child rehab/transitional care; all of which are focused on the needs of our rapidly growing communities. Partnering with other specialist providers, the over 450 physicians, 17 midwives, and 1,900 staff of the hospital make it the centre of community care for the almost 400,000 residents of Markham, Stouffville and Uxbridge.
DAY 2 – MARCH 19
ArtsCan Circle is a registered charity dedicated to linking creative artists with Indigenous youth at risk in Canada. Our hope is to encourage self-esteem among Indigenous youth in isolated communities through a cooperative exploration of the arts.
DAY 3 – MARCH 20
FUNDRAISING BENEFIT 4STEFFI
Steffi G mother of two, works two jobs while voluntarily running York Region Open Mics in Richmond Hill. Recently she was diagnosed with Stage 4 Breast Cancer, which has metastasized to her spine and hip bones. She has a tough road ahead and needs financial help to cover extra-ordinary treatment costs and loss of work.
DAY 4 – MARCH 21
Evergreen provides community based support services to individuals and their families in Markham, Stouffville and Thornhill, who are living with life-threatening illness or coping with the death of a loved one.
DAY 5 – MARCH 22
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY DURHAM
Durham Habitat builds new homes, rehabs existing homes and repairs older, owner-occupied homes that have fallen into a state of critical disrepair. We work in partnership with homeowners-in-progress, volunteers and the community at large to achieve our mission of strengthening the community by providing low-income families with safe, decent and affordable housing.
Since 1985, Habitat for Humanity of Durham has helped more than 600 families achieve their housing goals by:
- Building and selling more than 300 homes in Durham
- Repairing more than 150 homes in Durham
- Providing funding for more than 200 homes Internationally
DAY 6 – MARCH 23
Anti-Violence Educational Services is a youth-focused not-for-profit, dedicated to decreasing violence by educating young people in the development of life skills and mindsets that will enable them to cope with the stress of daily living in positive ways, rather than resorting to violent behavior
DAY 7 – MARCH 24
KELLY SHIRES FOUNDATION
The Snow Run for Fun Trust was established to help women who have been recently diagnosed with Breast Cancer. There are many unforeseen expenses you may face, and which your health insurance program may not cover. We provide assistance to women in these situations in order to make their fight with cancer a little less challenging.
DAY 8 – MARCH 25
NORTH TORONTO CAT RESCUE
Please Help Save North Toronto Cat Rescue
DAY 9 – MARCH 26
BRAIN TUMOUR FOUNDATION OF CANADA
Vision: To find the cause of and a cure for brain tumours while improving the quality of life for those affected.
Mission: To reach every person in Canada who is affected by a brain tumor through support, education, information and research.
DAY 10 – MARCH 27
As the largest non-governmental supporter of social services in the region, we’re dedicated to creating the opportunities people need to improve their lives and build a better future.
Our work is fueled by groundbreaking research and powerful partnerships, which allow us to identify gaps and responsibly mobilize volunteer and financial resources for the most direct impact: effecting positive and lasting change, right here where we all live, work and raise our families.
DAY 11- MARCH 28
Founded in 1918, CMHA is a national charity that helps maintain and improve mental health for all Canadians. With more than 10,000 staff and volunteers in more than 100 community locations across Canada, CMHA providesvital services and support to well over half a million Canadians every year. As the nation-wide leader and champion for mental health, CMHA helps people access the community-based resources they need to build resilience and support recovery from mental illness in their own communities. As a nation-wide, voluntary organization, the Canadian Mental Health Association promotes the mental health of all and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness. The CMHA accomplishes this mission through advocacy, education, research and service.
DAY 12 – MARCH 29
360°kids has been providing support services to at-risk and homeless youth in York Region for the past 27 years. Our primary focus is providing aid and support to at-risk and homeless youth. 360°kids is a one-stop agency where young people at-risk can access safe, supportive housing for the day, the night or as long as a year. We offer a full range of support services —clothing and food, personal support, outreach, counselling, life skills training, education upgrading and job searching—designed to help youth get back on their feet. 360°kids’ mission is to help isolated and vulnerable children, youth and families in our community, to overcome adversity and crisis and to move to a state of safety, stability and well-being.
DAY 13 – MARCH 30
FAMILY NAVIGATION PROJECT
Developed by families for families, the Family Navigation Project seeks to engage with, inform, advocate and provide connections for, support, and empower the families of youth with serious mental health and addictions problems so that the youth and families receive the help they need at the right time, in the right place and from the right people.
DAY 14 – MARCH 31
GORD DOWNIE FUND FOR BRAIN CANCER RESEARCH
Donations to the Gord Downie Fund for Brain Cancer Research will give Sunnybrook the tools to help beat brain cancers that are currently unbeatable. Right now we’re investigating new drugs, surgical techniques and genetic therapies. We’re using ultrasound to help drugs reach tumors that couldn’t be reached before. Your support will help us conduct groundbreaking research that benefits patients not only at Sunnybrook, but across Canada and around the world.
DAY 15 – APRIL 1
The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is a hospital dedicated to improving the health of children. Our mission is to provide the best in family-centred, compassionate care, to lead in scientific and clinical advancement, and to prepare the next generation of leaders in child health.
Our vision is simple: Healthier Children. A Better World. We believe fighting for the health and well being of children is one of the most powerful ways to improve society.
DAY 16 – APRIL 2
HOCKEY WITH HEART
Established in 2007, Hockey with Heart is a community-in-needs based charity that serves as the compassionate arm of the Unionville Men’s Hockey Club.
With a mandate of giving back to the community, Hockey With Heart provides various levels of benevolence to the community through initiatives such as our annual Christmas Food Drive and funding support for a number of local causes such as the Markham Food Bank, The B-Strong Foundation, Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada, Hockey Helps the Homeless, 360 Kids and countless other local causes that have needed a helping hand at one time or another.