(OPACC) ONTARIO PARENTS ADVOCATING FOR CHILDREN WITH CANCER

Registered Name: ONTARIO PARENTS ADVOCATING FOR CHILDREN WITH CANCER

Business Number: 846324168RR0001

Hospital Parking Program

OPACC understands the impact that the high cost of hospital parking has on families of children with cancer and for years we have been a leader in advocating for reduced hospital parking rates for parents of children with cancer. We have been interviewed by various media outlets (including the CBC) about this topic, as well as have been consulted by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to inform their hospital parking policy that came into effect in 2016.

The OPACC Hospital Parking Program seeks to relieve some of that financial burden by reimbursing families the cost of one 5-use "H-Pass" (value $50) at SickKids (Toronto) or one 5-day parking pass (value $50) at McMaster Children's Hospital (Hamilton). To learn more please visit http://www.opacc.org/parkingprogram

We need YOUR help to continue funding this program! Hospital parking costs are a huge and unavoidable expense for families, who have no choice but to be at the hospital every single day while their child is a hospital patient. Having more funds available would allow us to reach more families in need! It would also remove some of the current limitations we have had to impose on the program due to our limited budget, including: limiting it to newly diagnosed in-hospital families, limited to one reimbursement per year (vs. as often as needed), limited to families at SickKids & McMaster (vs. at other treatment hospitals around Ontario), etc.

Here are some examples of how your donation can help (ANY amount is greatly appreciated!):

- A donation of $50 would provide a parking pass for 1 family

- A donation of $100 would provide parking passes for 2 families

- A donation of $300 would provide parking passes for 6 families

- A donation of $500 would provide parking passes for 10 families

- A donation of $1,000 would provide parking passes for 20 families

Thank you for your support!