Every kid deserves to have a childhood.
It’s hard to be a kid when pain and medical treatments are part of daily life and home is a hospital bed. Let’s do what’s right for kids. Let’s give every sick child their childhood back.
Hospitals are where kids are fighting their toughest battles every day. By supporting 13 of Canada’s children’s hospitals, we’re showing kids that we’re in it with them.
Passionate. Bold. Loud. Our partners are corporations and organizations who aren’t afraid to stand up and make a statement for kids’ health.
Get ready to play. Take to the dancefloor. Make a miracle happen. Our Signature Programs offer inspiring ways to make an impact on your local community and show kids we’re all here for them.
We’re here for the kids because they
need all of us.
Our mission is simple. We’re here to stand up for sick children.
Our Canadian children’s hospitals work together to find better ways to give kids more of their childhood back. How? By shortening their stays through research that improves treatments and finds cures, developing technologies that bring the latest knowledge, and creating care facilities designed for kids and their families first.
We’re here to believe that it’s possible to end childhood illness and disease. And we’re here to help make change come sooner.
For the kids, for healthcare, for Canada.
By helping to raise funds for 13 of Canada’s children’s hospitals, we’re the largest non-government funder of child health in Canada. But we haven’t done it alone. We work with partners, donors and people like you.
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Celebrating World Health Day and DNA Day in April.
Both days recognize the phenomenal achievements made in the scientific field, but also reminds us of the role that healthcare service workers play to support and act on such ground-breaking research. Especially in these recent times while we’re experiencing the impact of COVID-19 in all areas of the country, their work has never been more recognized or top of mind to help not only children, but all Canadians.
For this year’s World Health Day, 2020 has been deemed the year of nurses and midwives, celebrating the lifesavers at the front lines who support the children and their families. In addition, DNA Day is on April 25th, which commemorates the day in which the findings on DNA structure was published to the world, marking a significant achievement that has since changed the lives of millions of kid’s health who have been affected by genetic disorders, cancer and countless other health complications.
Caring for a child with a rare genetic disease can be costly, but that shouldn’t keep a family from providing their child with the right treatment to get them back on their feet. CHEO’s Gene Discovery Cohort program uses new DNA sequencing technology to analyze an individual’s 22,000 genes in a timely manner and at a reasonable cost.
At age one, Eli wasn’t hitting his growth milestones and was shortly referred to CHEO’s neurology team. For the next 10 years, Eli’s treatment followed a winding path through CHEO that included multiple tests and visits to many departments. This led to the diagnosis of a rare condition called benign hereditary chorea or brain-lung-thyroid syndrome.