Alli’s Journey has now entered its 15th year supporting young adults (18-35) with cancer and as we settle into 2020, want to share our plans for this year and express our gratitude to all who have supported us and, through us, these brave individuals dealing with what is literally the fight of their lives.
In recent years, our priorities have focused specifically on our ‘Comfort Bags’, which provide patients beginning treatment with a collection of items meant to amuse, support, educate and comfort them. Alli’s Journey partners directly with the Adolescent and Young Adult Program (AYA) at Princess Margaret Hospital to deliver these bags to those who need them at the first point of treatment.
Over the course of 2019, we funded just over 220 Comfort Bags for young cancer patients. We are grateful to all who made this possible through direct Comfort Bag donations or by joining us at our annual Improv Night FUN!-raiser graciously supported by Second City Toronto. We are also particularly appreciative of our significant sponsors and donors – the Nathan and Lily Silver Family Foundation, Scotiabank, the Shainhouse Foundation and the Philip Smith Foundation.
In 2020 we have set for ourselves a number of priorities, most critically to ensure we hit our new target of funding 250 Comfort Bags to deliver against the continuously expanding needs of our partners at PMH and of our constituents through them. Generous donations from across the community are a critical part of this network of support, we hope we can count on you again this year to donate one or more $25 Comfort Bags directly at www.allisjourney.ca and/or to join us again at our Improv Night this summer .
We are determined to let young people know that the community-at-large cares about their fight. Once again, thank you for choosing to make a difference in the life of a young adult afflicted with cancer and for supporting Alli’s Journey.