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Leaders in Giving: Meet our IBD Benefactors

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Be inspired by the outstanding commitment, leadership and support exemplified by our Leaders in Giving. Learn more about the significant ways in which these incredibly generous donors and friends have contributed to the CHEO IBD Centre, and how they continue to help us build a community of healthy children both here and around the world.

IBD Foundation Supports IBD Research with the “Wheels of Research”

Imagen of Dr. Mack giving the inaugural spinThe “Wheels of Research” is an interactive tool that engages families in Research Projects. Made possible by the generous funding and resources of the IBD Foundation, the “Wheels” are spinning with new ideas, research overviews and the opportunity for discussion. Placed in the CHEO IBD Centre beside a wall of published articles already produced from research that our families have participated in, families are encouraged to ask about research and have opportunity to be involved. 



IBD Foundation Donates “Your Child With Inflammatory Bowel Disease” books for every family newly diagnosed at the CHEO IBD Centre

Image of the book Your Child with IBDThe book "Your Child with Inflammatory Bowel Disease" is an educational resource for parents of children and adolescents who have been diagnosed with Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis. It was written by expert specialists in pediatric IBD who are members of the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition (NASPGHAN). Dr. Mack, Director of the CHEO IBD Centre, is a contributing author to this book. It is designed to help families understand what is happening or might happen to their child when he or she has been diagnosed with this chronic intestinal condition. The family of every child diagnosed with IBD at the CHEO IBD Centre is given a copy of this book to take home thanks to a generous donation and the continued support by the IBD Foundation

Kick Off For Kids Tailgate Party

Image of CHEO IBD All Stars on Big Screen at RedBlacks Home OpenerRedBlacks President Jeff Hunt and the IBD Foundation hosted the “Kick Off For Kids” Tailgate Party to raise awareness and funds for the Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Centre at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. Event ambassador Angus Albinati, 11 yrs old, donated funds he raised and stored in his piggy bank to total the dollars raised at the event to over $17,000.00! Pictured are IBD Champions who were given the VIP treatment at the home opener and were illuminated on the Big Screen while feeling what is like to stand on the field at half time! 

Tailgating with Jeff Hunt: Ottawa RedBlacks president hosts party to open 2017 season 

3C Foundation Donates $50,000.00 in Support of Education and Research at the CHEO IBD Centre

image of 3C foundation's cheque The 3C Foundation's remarkable support of the CHEO IBD Centre, including the $50,000.00 donation presented to the CHEO IBD Centre at the 2013 Youth Gut Together, is astoundingly encouraging and touching. 

"It moves our hearts and fuels our motivation to continue our research benefiting all children with IBD".

The 3C Foundation and the CHEO IBD Centre strongly believe in the importance of working hard to help make a difference. The 3C Foundation, a Canadian Registered Charity, has striven to raise these funds and is helping the CHEO IBD Centre achieve their goals. The annual 3C Foundation Youth Gut Together aims to enable and empower youth to learn more about IBD. The 3C Foundation IBD Youth Scholarship Program supports students living with IBD. 


3C Foundation Supports IBD Centre Nutrition Initiatives

 Youth Gut Together logo3C Foundation President Michele Hepburn presented the CHEO IBD Centre with $1,000.00 that will support education and research associated with nutrition. Nutritional health is an important part of the multidisciplinary care provided to each child cared for at the CHEO IBD Centre. Teaching aids are fundamental and contributing tools to assist the kids and families to understand the importance of nutrition as it relates to IBD.


Thoughtful and Generous

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In loving memory of Louis Georges Brazeau, a thoughtful donation was made to the IBD Centre for the love Louis manifested to his children and the grandchildren he cherished, for his grandson who has Crohn's Disease, for IBD research and to provide special care for those afflicted.                                 

Thank you to friends and family of the Robertson Family for thoughtfully and generously making a donation of $2,051.00 in memory of someone special . Thank you also for choosing the CHEO IBD Centre. Your gift will support education and research. Every gift you make really does help improve the lives of a child living with IBD.

Snowflake Ball 2013 Donates $11,000.00 from Ottawa Event

image of a snowflakeThe Snowflake Ball, organized by the Jason Family is an Ottawa based social event dedicated to increasing awareness of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and colorectal cancer, promoting education and raising much needed funds. $11,000 has been donated from proceeds for the 2013 Ball. Special thanks to EMC Corporation and the WCPD Foundation, on behalf of Dr. Jose Aquino, Merivale Medical Imaging, for directing the purchase of their corporate tables for the 2013 Ball to the CHEO IBD Centre. The CHEO IBD Centre has been a benefactor for a number of years which has allowed for research to continue to improve knowledge and care for children with IBD


Team MJ Gets Casual to Collect Spiffy Donation of $2,031.87

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"Our parents invited us to participate in a fundraising event at their office. "Casual Day" was granted to anyone who paid a "fine - in return they were granted the privilege of dressing casually at the office for the day. 100% of the 'fines' paid are donated to the CHEO IBD Centre. All we had to do was sit in comfortable chairs behind a table, nod and say Thank You. Some people stopped and asked about our illness; some others asked us about our current condition while others simply left some money on the table. Everyone was very nice but mostly everyone was EXTREMELY generous."   ... Jacob & Mason

Click here to learn why Mason and Jacob chose to raise funds for the CHEO IBD Centre!

Pictured: Chantal, Nurse Case Manager, Dr. David Mack, Mason, Jacob

 Partners in Beating the Disease

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Michele Hepburn, President of the 3C Foundation of Canada, presentsDr. Mack with a very generous donation of $20,000.00 to the CHEO IBD Centre at the first annual Youth Gut Together 2012.

The event involved inspirational presentations, educational information and interactive stations.

Lauren Lafrance, graduate of the CHEO IBD Centre received the 3C Foundation Youth Scholarship Award the same evening. 



 A Gift of Support

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Members of the Club Optimiste and the Chevaliers de Colomb from Embrun supported their friend Jacob  at their Valentine’s Day Fondue Dinner and Dance in Jacob's honour.

The objective of the evening was to collect funds for the CHEO IBD Centre in order to assist with the research for a cure for Crohn’s disease.




Snowflake Ball 2012 

Dedicated to raising much needed funds and awareness, furthering research, and promoting education for the 3C's - Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, and Colorectal Cancer, the Snowflake Ball's "Springtime in Paris" 2012 awarded the CHEO IBD Centre $20,000.00. This kind donation is greatly appreciated and used to help support local research endeavours at the CHEO IBD Centre. Thank you to EMC Corporation who directed the purchase of their corporate table to the CHEO IBD Centre.

Kind Donation

$25.00 generous donation to CHEO IBD Centre much appreciated.

Giving from Caring

$100.00 donation to the CHEO IBD Centre is graciously accepted with thanks to the wonderful donor.

Recognition and Thanks From the Gut !
An anonymous donation of $1,000.00 was graciously made to the CHEO IBD Centre. The spirit of kindness and helpfulness is greatly appreciated. Thank you for supporting the CHEO IBD Centre
“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” ~ Churchhill


A very generous gift of $360.00 was made anonymously to the CHEO IBD Centre. We recognize your support which is very important to us. Thank you so very much for your kindness.
“Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others.” ~ Plato


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