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.
With your help, epic change is possible
We’re making progress. Change is happening. And you can help accelerate it.
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June: Spina Bifida Awareness Month and World Blood Donor Day (June 14)
Did you know Spina bifida is the #1 physically disabling birth defect in newborns? The Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association of Canada aims to educate the public this month on the causes, promote preventative measures expecting mothers can take and how donations can change the course of SB research.
On the 14th, we’re thanking all the voluntary blood donor who are saving lives across Canada.
As the only paediatric facility in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Janeway Children’s Hospital understands the needs to support Spina Bifida research. In October 2019, Janeway opened it’s doors to a new Special Care Unit – creating the unit for their smallest surgical patients will provide a concentrated area of care for babies. Patients like our Champion child Quinn benefit from rooms like these while being treated for SB.
Quinn can tell you exactly what her condition is, what surgeries, tests and treatments she has had, and why.
Quinn was diagnosed with meningocele, one of three main types of spina bifida, a condition that develops a defect in the formation of the spine. Quinn also had a tethered spinal cord, a condition where the spinal cord is attached (tethered) at the base of the spine and cannot move freely.