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SickKids tips its hat to outstanding young philanthropists

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We all hope that our wee ones will grow up and change the world for the better. On Monday there will definitely be some very proud parents of kids who are changing their world and helping other kids.
Whether they raised money by organizing a rock concert, fashion show or lemonade stand, more than 100 inspirational children and youth from across Ontario will have their moment to celebrate at the inaugural Kids Believe in SickKids Awards - an awards reception celebrating the outstanding efforts of young SickKids fundraisers.

"On National Child Day, we can’t think of a better way to honour children than to celebrate those who are making an incredible difference through their charitable efforts," says Paula Roberts, Vice President, Strategic Communications, SickKids Foundation.

Emceed by Erica Ehm and SickKids patients Nicole Wolff and Wesley Payne, the awards will feature a host of child-friendly delights, including magicians, princesses and mocktails. A video of each winner’s inspirational story will be screened before announcing the following winners:
• Top fundraising individual(s);
• Top fundraising group;
• Top tribute donation;
• and the Spirit Award.

Results from a recently conducted SickKids Spirit of Giving survey will also be announced during the opening speech.

We will share the winner’s stories and the results of the survey with you as well in our December Wee Welcome newsletter.

About SickKids Foundation

SickKids Foundation was established in 1972. Its mission is to inspire its communities to invest in health and scientific advances to improve the lives of children and their families in Canada and around the world. Its vision is "Healthier children. A better world."

In addition to its support of The Hospital for Sick Children, the Foundation has a mandate to support children’s health on a national basis. Through its National Grants Program, SickKids Foundation invests $4 million annually across Canada in paediatric research, focusing on issues important to children’s health which have not been addressed elsewhere.

For more about the SickKids Foundation, please visit www.sickkidsfoundation.com.

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