Calgary “Step Up For Ostomy” Awareness Fundraiser A Great Success!

Calgary “Step Up For Ostomy” Awareness Fundraiser A Great Success!

We Reached Our Goal for the Calgary Step Up For Ostomy Event! All Thanks To You…

Calgary’s Step Up For Ostomy event was fantastic. 40 or more people were in attendance for the outdoor awareness walk around the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary followed by an outdoor BBQ and visiting. Meeting new ostomates, catching up with one another and providing support to those in need was wonderful.

Thank you to Tyler of Coloplast and Pete of ConvaTec for setting up your booths. Thank you to Nightengale Medical for donating the lunch food/ drinks. Thank you to Calgary Co-op Home Healthcare, CB Medical, Blue Grass Nursery, (via Pat Machan) and Phil’s Restaurant (via Pris Squibb) for donating wonderful door prizes – one of which I was lucky enough to win after Pat Cimmeck told me to pay attention! Thanks to the companies who donated samples for the Goodie Bags, including H2ORS Oral Rehydration Solution, Just a Drop Ostomy Odour Eliminator, Attiva Ostomy Essentials, and Coloplast.

Thank you to NSWOCs Amanda and Koko for coming out! We love seeing our nurses! Thank you to the Shorson family for lending us the tent, Dietrich Cimmeck for barbecuing hot dogs, and big thanks to the Calgary Ostomy Society executive for all of their hard work. Thank you to Sean Currie for taking a whole lot of photos, (you can view them here), and most importantly thank you to all our generous donors!

Calgary has reached our $2500 target fundraising goal, and after we reconciled the donations, it pushed us up to $4575!! That puts us in 2nd place behind Team Ostomy Halifax. Nationally we are now sitting at $59,902 which is amazing as that is double what they made last year.

It was fantastic to spend time with other people. Thank you to the weather for giving us a beautiful 18-degree day! Thank you Mother Nature for all the birds, squirrels and a coyote we saw up close and personal.

Thank you to ALL donors! Raising funds is super important. Raising awareness is crucial!!”

– Recap courtesy of Lisa Gausman, COS Member & Editor of Ostomy Canada Magazine

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