Thursday, October 30, 2014

Childhood Cancer Families are Heroes

It could not have been easy for Suzanne McNeil to go to the recent Solving Kids Cancer gala in New York  knowing her daughter’s video would be playing on a big screen. Suzanne lost her daughter Megan just a few months ago at the age of 20 from the childhood cancer she had battled so […]

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.

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.

California Wine Fair and The James Fund

Three Days Grace, Tom Hanks, Nickelback, Dolly Parton and the Kratt Brothers all have one thing in common. Wanna know what it is?

An evening of wine…and great heart

TORONTO The United States Consul General cordially invites you to uncork California’s sunshine in a bottle at the 2010 California Wine Fair. And as if FABULOUS wine weren’t enough,  iconic rockers Nickelback and Three Days Grace have thrown in a little song, by way of signed guitars they are donating for the Silent Auction. Tom […]

The Birrells

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Syd and Pam Birrell cut the cake at their 25th wedding anniversary I was at a very special party last night: the 25th wedding anniversary party of Syd and Pam Birrell. Syd and Pam are the devoted parents to Rebecca, Ben and James, who died in 2001 at the age of 7 of neuroblastoma, a deadly […]

The James Fund neuroblastoma Retreat – A Beautiful Noise – W-Five

W-Five recently aired a heartbreakingly beautiful documentary on James Birrell, a little boy who left a very big legacy. James died of neuroblastoma, a deadly form of childhood cancer in 2001. He was just 8 years old and had been fighting cancer since he was 3. James made it his mission to fight the neuroblastoma […]

The James Fund neuroblastoma Retreat – A Beautiful Noise – Peter Zezel and the fight against neuroblastoma

Peter Zezel A popular hockey player who played for a variety of teams, including the Philadelphia Flyers and the Toronto Maple Leafs, Peter Zezel was devoted to his family. Peter Zezel lost his battle with a blood disorder on May 26. He was 44. Zezel had stayed active in the community, donating considerable time to […]

The James Fund neuroblastoma Retreat – A Beautiful Noise – James Fund Neuroblastoma Family Retreat 2009

The James Fund is a leading fund fighting neuroblastoma, one of the deadliest childhood cancers. Its Honourary Patron is Hollywood actor Tom Hanks. The James Fund’s work with neuroblastoma families has made them increasingly aware for the need these families have to come together as they ride the roller coaster of this terrible disease. The […]

The James Fund neuroblastoma Retreat – A Beautiful Noise

 The following reflections are by Faye Whyte, the mother of a neuroblastoma child. Faye’s family was part of the recent James Fund retreat held at Camp Ooch.   Some of us find beauty in sound, and some in the absence of sound. Life these days seems so full of noise that a quiet place can […]

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