Friday, December 15, 2017

Why Stories Matter with Pattie LaCroix

Anyone who’s worked with Babble On knows that we take story very serously, even when we’re being funny. Pattie LaCroix helps organizations understand their story and how to use it effectively to engage others. She’s holding a workshop in Toronto on April 6. Details are below. Seats are limitted – so book your seat as […]

Megan McNeil 1990-2011

The odds were against Megan McNeil even leaving the hospital when she was first diagnosed with adrenal cancer at the age of 16. Megan, however, wasn’t going to go without a fight, and fight she did, not just for herself but for the hundreds of scared kids she’d met in the childhood cancer wards and […]

Megan McNeil, singer, loses battle with childhood cancer

Discovered by top producer, Megan McNeil’s “The Will to Survive” captured hearts across North America and gave hope to many January 29, 2011 – Vancouver, BC – Megan McNeil, 20, a singer who captured the hearts of North Americans with her song about what it’s like to be a kid battling childhood cancer, has died. […]

Apple needs to plant seeds

People buy from people. We like to see a public face on a company and to get our information from a person. We like their name and face to feel familiar, and even though we only likely know them from TV, the internet or the newspaper, we like the feeling of being able to put […]

Death and Social Media

My neice Daisy reads, speaks and thinks at a grade 11 level. She’s in grade 5. It means she sometimes has trouble connecting with other kids, but adults get her completely. She keeps a running friend tally: “up 2 friends,” she will say upon greeting us. Sometimes it’s “down 1 friend.” Last week, on Facebook, […]

Megan McNeil, Messenger of Hope

Megan McNeil is a messenger of hope to kids battling cancer – and anyone who needs a little inspiration to go on on really bad days.

The Day of the Homeless 2010

Dignitaries mingled with the homeless at The Second Annual Day of the Homeless  at the Good Neighbours’ Club at Jarvis and Shuter. The Day of the Homeless honours those who have died on the streets, and takes place on or around the anniversary of the death of Good Neighbours’ Club member Paul Croutch, the former journalist […]

Megan McNeil – Will to Survive – Official Video

Megan McNeil knows what it’s like to battle childhood cancer. She wrote a song to help others through their adversity, especially kids battling cancer.

BCCCPA – Dan Mornar

Dan Mornar knows more about childhood cancer than anyone should have to. He is one of the founders of BCCCPA, an organization run by and for families of kids battling cancer which provides financial aid to childhood cancer families.

Meet James, through the eyes of Cameron

No eight year old should have to bury a friend. Cameron remembers his best friend, James Birrell, who died from neuroblastoma, a childhood cancer.

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