While Alex’s spot on the team’s bench can never really be filled, the Fighting Eagle Tournament is a way to remember Alex and his love of hockey and his friends, as well as raising funds to support SickKids.
The funds raised will go to support SickKids Foundation, SickKids Cancer Sequencing program, and the new SickKids campus.
This year we are supporting SickKids Cancer Sequencing Program. In 2016, SickKids established the Kids Cancer Sequencing Program (KiCS), which uses their genetic expertise to improve outcomes for kids with relapsed or hard-to-treat cancers. SickKids analyses the genetic make-up of a child’s cancer and creates specific treatment options customized to a patient’s cancer. Early results show that over 50% of those children with hard-to-treat cancers will have a change in their diagnosis or treatment. Partnering with other hospitals across Canada, they then match all the sequencing information gathered by SickKids with potentially life-saving drugs. With the support of our donors, SickKids can continue to offer improved treatments and new hope to patients and their families who are in desperate need of better options.
Matching Gift programs: Many employers have matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees. If your company has a policy you can:
1) Send your employer your personal fundraising link and request for their matching gift to be made online. This donation will automatically be attributed to your fundraising total.
2) Ask your employer to write a cheque made payable to SickKids Foundation and bring it with you to the Fighting Eagle Tournament along with your pledge form. Please note, the gift will only be attributed to your fundraising total once you have entered the donation under ‘Manage Cash and Cheques’ on your online fundraising profile and funds have been received by Fighting Eagle Tournament.