Ally Event: Jaw Surgery Information Session

June 17, 2017 / 1:00 pm / Toronto

For patients and families of the Cleft Lip/Palate & Craniofacial Programs

SickKids Hospital

Meet The Team

Craniofacial Surgeon, Nurse Coordinator, Dietitian, Orthodontist, Speech-Language Pathologist, Social Worker and Patient   Thursday June 8, 2017

1:00 to 3:00pm

Daniel’s Hollywood Theatre 1st Floor – Elm Wing, SickKids Hospital (take the elevators by Shoppers Drug Mart to 1st floor) Please register your child in the Plastic Surgery Clinic prior to attending the session. To Register Contact: Farah Sheikh (416) 813-6795 farah.sheikh@sickkids.ca Sponsored by the SickKids Cleft Lip/Palate and Craniofacial Programs

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Adult Workshop Call

June 21, 2017 / 8:00 pm

Please note that this month's call is on a WEDNESDAY and the CALL-IN DETAILS HAVE CHANGED. Please click more for details. Workshop Date: Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 @8pm (Eastern Time). This workshop conference call series is designed specifically for adults with a facial difference. The purposes of these calls are to:

  • Provide an opportunity to connect with other adults who can relate to your experiences and feelings
  • Provide useful information, strategies and ideas
  • Provide a safe and trusting place to share and learn
  • Share life experiences
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Anna Pileggi’s Retirement Party

June 22, 2017 / 6:00 pm / Toronto

You are invited to join us for an evening of celebration as we bid a bittersweet farewell to our Executive Director of 21 years, Anna Pileggi! When: Thursday, June 22, 2017    6pm-10pm Where: Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg 155 Wellington Street West 40th Floor, Toronto, ON Dress: Business Casual Tickets:  $20 suggested donation to cover costs Get Tickets By: June 8, 2017 Anna has been the heart and soul of AboutFace and has overseen the development of many integral programs such as Camp Trailblazers, Adult Retreat, Facing it Together, and Facing Differences. Her passion and dedication have helped shape AboutFace to become successful in its mission of supporting anyone touched by facial difference, as well as promoting education and awareness around facial differences. You can fulfill her wish of creating a legacy fund in her name by making a gift to AboutFace in honour of her retirement. Please join us for an evening to celebrate the incredible impact Anna has made to the facial difference community, and to continue her legacy. For those who would like to share a story of Anna or congratulate her, there will be an opportunity to speak at the event. (more…)

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Winnipeg Family Picnic

June 25, 2017 / 12:30 pm / Winnipeg

Are you looking to meet other kids, families, individuals, caregivers and team members in the Winnipeg area? Here's your chance!  Come out and join us for FREE fun at our Annual Picnic is once again at Kildonan Park, Shelter Owl & Hawk on Sunday June 25, 2017 12:30-4:30 ….. Mark your Calendar!  Snack, crafts, games and more provided.

Social events are an opportunity for members of the AboutFace community to gather, discuss shared experiences, share information, and have fun! All of our social events are open to friends, allies and family members of our AboutFace community.

Thank you to our sponsors who help make this Annual Picnic successful every year: Luke Snider of Snider Orthotics; Awesome Dog; and Scheme A Dream. THANK YOU! RSVP to Cindy at 204-787-2207 or Cathy 204-787-4161

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R.I.D.E. Winnipeg – A Charity Cycling Event

September 10, 2017 / 9:00 am / Winnipeg

**Registration not open yet for 2017

R.I.D.E.  (Respecting Individual Differences in Everyone) is a charity cycling event in support of AboutFace. R.I.D.E. Winnipeg - Sunday, September 10th, 2017  Enjoy a 10 KM ride suitable for families, new and recreational riders. You can ride your bike, trike, roller-blades, or any other wheels that suit you! Fundraising There are many ways to reach your fundraising goal; you can canvas for donations, have a bake sale, throw a party or be creative and think of a new means. Throughout your fundraising campaign you will be raising awareness for AboutFace and individuals living with a facial difference. Your campaign will be supported by our website in which you can create your own personal page, you can receive donations on line and track your progress towards your goal. If you would like to collect donations in person, please print off our RIDE Pledge Form

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R.I.D.E. For Smiles – Toronto

September 10, 2017 / 10:00 am

**REGISTRATION NOT OPEN YET, PLEASE CHECK BACK**

R.I.D.E.  (Respecting Individual Differences in Everyone) is a charity cycling event in support of AboutFace. R.I.D.E. Toronto - Sunday, September 10th, 2017 - Coronation Park (1426 Lakeshore Rd West.) Coronation Park will be the start and finish point for this R.I.D.E. It is GO train accessible (close to Princess Margaret and CNE). R.I.D.E. is a cycling event on a waterfront trail overlooking the beautiful shore of Lake Ontario. Enjoy a 10KM ride suitable for families, new and recreational riders. You can ride your bike, trike, roller-blades, or any other wheels that suit you! Fundraising There are many ways to reach your fundraising goal; you can canvas for donations, have a bake sale, throw a party or be creative and think of a new means. Throughout your fundraising campaign you will be raising awareness for AboutFace and individuals living with a facial difference. Your campaign will be supported by our website in which you can create your own personal page, you can receive donations on line and track your progress towards your goal. If you would like to collect donations in person, please print off our RIDE Pledge Form  

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R.I.D.E. Muskoka – A Charity Cycling Event

September 23, 2017 / 10:00 am / Huntsville

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R.I.D.E. (Respecting Individual Differences in Everyone) is a charity cycling event in support of AboutFace. R.I.D.E. Muskoka.  Saturday, September 23, 2017. The event begins and end at Norseman Lodge. We will begin the ride at 10am.  Norseman Lodge: Walker Lake Drive, Hunstville A cycling event through the backroads of Huntsville, during the peak of the fall colours season. The event offers two different routes: the 50km for the experienced rider; and the 25km for recreational riders. It will be hosted at the picturesque The Norseman Restaurant on beautiful Walker Lake. It will be the starting point of the ride and where we will conclude the event with a fun barbeque dinner. Together, we will experience friendship, respect for diversity, healthy lifestyle, and the great outdoors. (more…)

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