We have been so fortunate to have had so many creative, generous and inspiring fundraisers over the past 7 years. Here is a summary of past events that have benefitted the Lisa Coristine Brave Heart Foundation. Hopefully it will provide you with some ideas for hosting your own fundraiser in the future.
Brave Heart Walk for a Cure (2002-2006)
A 5 km walk, barbeque and raffle with all proceeds benefitting PMH. The original walk was organized by Lisa and her family and friends to give something back to the radiation team at Princess Margaret, and it grew beyond her wildest dreams, contributing $155,000 to the fund over 5 years.
LIFE Party (2003-2009)
A fun, fantastic summer party celebrating life! This event is organized each year by Tammy Baruch and Cory Rosen and attracts up to 1000 enthusiastic participants to such venues as the York Event Theatre, This is London and The Liberty Grand. LIFE is our most anticipated annual event and has raised over $140,000 for Brave Heart since its debut. This year’s LIFE party will be held on May 1st, 2009. Check back on our site for more info.
United Synagogue Day School Bowl-a-Thon (2003-2007)
The incredible grade 6 students at USDS in Toronto decided to create an annual bowling event after Lisa spoke at one of their assemblies. They collected pledges and worked together to raise over $15,000!
Cutting for Cancer (2003)
The amazing students at Community Hebrew Academy of Toronto Richmond Hill Campus shaved their heads in exchange for pledges made. This event raised $2500 for our foundation, and the discarded hair was donated to a wig make in order to provide wigs to children who had undergone cancer treatment.
Ontario Risk & Insurance Management Society Curling Bonspiel (2004)
The event committee generously selected Brave Heart as its charity of choice for 2004, contributing over $700 to the fund.
Football 4 Life (2005)
This event was held in association with the Toronto Flag Football League. The participants had a great time and raised over $1500 for Brave Heart.
Thornlea Secondary School Class Reunion (2005)
The Class of 1995 held their 10-year reunion and collected $5 from each attendee, generously donating the funds to the Brave Heart Foundation in honour of Lisa, a Thornlea graduate. The event raised $400.
Braveheart Keychains (2006)
Danielle Lenchner, a McMaster University graduate, made beautiful heart keychains and sold them through the Mac bookstore. They sold out in record time, raising almost $800 for the foundation!
Matt Dusk CD Sales (2006)
Up and coming Canadian singer Matt Dusk donated $1700 from his latest album’s sales to the Brave Heart Foundation. Look for his CD “Back in Town” and pick one up to support a great cause! www.mattdusk.com
Over the years, many of our supporters have made donations in honour of Lisa’s birthday (September 10th) and the date of her passing (June 14th). In addition, some have generously decided to honour Lisa by asking guests at their own celebrations to donate to Brave Heart in lieu of gifts. We deeply appreciate your generosity and thoughtfulness!