Though her time on Earth was short, little Diamond Marshall lived a very big and full life. Diamond was born on June 15, 2005 in Calgary and, with her sparkling personality and beaming smile, she lived up to her name almost immediately. The Diamond Shine Fund has been set up to honour Diamond. Funds raised will enable specialists to better understand cancer genomics — the origins, changes and responses in a child’s DNA that result from this terrible disease. Ultimately the goal of the fund will be to help advance specialists’ ability to diagnose children more quickly and accurately, tailor treatments to them individually, and improve their overall quality of life in the long term.
Cerebral Palsy Kids and Families was formed on June 13th, 1951 by a group of parents, each of whom was dealing with a similar, yet somewhat varied disability of their children who had not yet received any diagnoses. It was some time later that Canadian doctors finally learned to recognize that traits of Cerebral Palsy. It was shortly after this, that the CP Kids and Families saw the need to start some sort of treatment and support program for individuals and families affected by Cerebral Palsy.
Ronald McDonald House Charities® Southern Alberta provides a home away from home for out-of-town families with sick children receiving medical attention in a Calgary hospital. Though the House has grown and changed since opening in 1985, the purpose remains the same – keeping families together in a compassionate and comfortable, home-like atmosphere.
Wood’s Homes is a multi-service, non-profit children’s mental health centre based in Calgary. Our over 550 staff and volunteers help provide 35 programs and services for 20,000 children and their families each year in Calgary, Lethbridge, Canmore, Strathmore, Fort McMurray and Fort Smith, N.W.T. Rich in history, we are a place of caring and trust. A place you can turn to for help when you don’t know what else to do or when you have nowhere else to turn.
Calgary’s Prostate Cancer Centre (PCC) is a non-profit, world-class medical centre with a mandate to help improve the quality of men’s lives and their families lives for those living with prostate cancer. Annually there are over 16,000 patient visits by these men and their families to access programs and services at our Centre. In addition, over 5,000 men a year visit our Man Van program throughout Southern Alberta. The Centre pursues its mission by reaching out to individuals, corporations, and others to channel resources – both financial and human – to fight this deadly disease.