December 2 is Giving Tuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back to the community! It marks the start of this year’s Giving Season, where communities join forces and rally for favorite causes, giving back to those in need. Join the movement!
VOBOC is participating in this year’s Giving Tuesday activities. We need your help to fulfill Last Requests from adolescents or young adults with cancer in palliative care.
Unfortunately for some, this will be their last holiday season. Help make this holiday a special one for these young patients, by helping VOBOC fulfil a Last Request that will give them an opportunity to create shared memories with their loved ones, moments to be treasured.
Last holiday season, at the request of medical teams at the seven McGill teaching hospitals (Montreal Children’s Hospital, Jewish General Hospital, Lakeshore General Hospital, Montreal General Hospital, Montreal Neurological Hospital and Institute, Royal Victoria Hospital and St. Mary’s Hospital Center), VOBOC was called upon to grant many Last Requests. Here are some examples of VOBOC’s contribution:
- A pick Christmas tree that put a smile on a young patient’s face
- An IPAD to a young mother in isolation to watch her kids open Christmas presents
- Offering a terminally ill teenager an early Christmas present like WII U
- A young patient in palliative care went home by ambulance to say goodbye to her father
- Shortly before a young father passed away, he took his son to his first Canadiens’ hockey game.
The holidays are a joyous event for most of us; but patients in palliative care and their loved ones enter this season heavy hearted. Help VOBOC make this holiday season special for an adolescent or young adult by donating to our Last Request fund.
Please donate on Giving Tuesday, December 2nd to ensure VOBOC can fulfill all Last Requests in the coming weeks. We encourage you to reach out to your network, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter at the VOBOC Foundation @VOBOC_ORG.
Your help will make a difference in the lives of these young patients. Help us brighten their holiday season.
Click the ‘Donate now’ button below to make a secure online donation or mail a cheque payable to The VOBOC Foundation, 269 St-Jean Blvd, Suite 215, Pointe-Claire, QC H9R 3J1. We will gladly provide tax receipts for all donations of $20 or more. Please be generous.