Hello Team Stella!
Has it been a whole year already?!?!
The annual Rebecca Run in Newmarket is Saturday July 4th this year and once again we will be doing the 3km walk/run/roll – start time this year 10:15am.
If you are interested in joining us, please sign up online by clicking here: www.events.runningroom.com/site/?raceId=11294 and join “Team Stella”. You do not have to pick up the race kit ahead of time as long as you arrive early enough the day of the race. If you are new to the race, please email me at email@example.com with your t-shirt size preference as we have custom shirts available for everyone. The event is rain or shine (and we’ve had both!). Please make sure to dress accordingly. A hotdog lunch is provided for every registered participant.
In previous years we have blown away by your generosity in donations. Team Stella has consistently been the top fundraising team since we began participating in 2011 right after Stella’s diagnosis. If you would like to continue to support Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy Canada and their research and support for families please donate via my athlete page at https://www.runningroom.com/dashboard/giving/?raceId=11294&eventId=33967&memberId=UTMBN1U3Wj5dNws8Umc%253D&lan=1
You can also have the option to donate to FSMA directly and specify your funds to be directed to the summer FSMA Ontario Camp, an event near and dear to our hearts at www.curesma.ca/donate. Last year we hosted 15 SMA families for a four day fun-filled weekend, this year’s camp will run July 16th -19th and we are so excited!
We also continue to save and fundraise for our own accessible renovations. As many of you know Stella’s needs continue to grow as she does. Bathing Stella safely has become a concern. We are currently saving to install an accessible bathroom for Stella. This will include a roll-in shower, large change table, accessible sink, room for her commode and space in the future for a lift system. If this year you would like to help contribute to this personal cost, you can donate via stella’s blog at www.thisisstella.com.
Donations of hugs and smiles are also equally appreciated and your friendship and love for Stella are truly what we cherish most.
We humbly thank you for your continued to support of Stella, our family, and to one day finding a cure for SMA! Go Team Stella!!!