Shane Banfield Memorial Fund Criteria
WHAT – Full sponsorship of camp registration fee and transportation costs – air, rail or bus
HOW MANY – Maximum 3 campers/year
WHO IS ELIGIBLE – Children ages 9-18 years who have or have had birth defects of the bladder i.e. bladder extrophy; epispadias; bladder incontinence; self- catheterization because of birth defect or disease i.e. spina bifida; disease i.e. Bladder cancer; trauma i.e. Motor vehicle accident.
- Must be a first time camper (will receive Shane Banfield sponsorship only one time)
- Can reside anywhere in Canada
- Must agree to have name and photo published in any or all Ostomy Canada Society media.
- Monies donated to Shane Banfield Memorial Fund cannot be used for any other purpose.
If you are wanting to support a worthwhile charity, please consider the Shane Banfield Memorial Fund, started in 2011 by ConvaTec and Ostomy Canada Society.
Shane was diagnosed with a rare form of bladder cancer when he was 14 months old. He underwent Chemotherapy for 2 years and also radiation. He underwent numerous surgeries over the years and did end up having his bladder removed - hence an ostomy. Shane attended ostomy camp (Camp Horizon, Bragg Creek AB) when he was 9 years old until he aged out. He then volunteered at camp until his untimely passing at age 30 years due to a massive stroke. As I recall he only ever missed 2 times at camp, both due to illness. Even his employers gave him time off from work to attend. We would very much like this fund to continue, it enables children/youth from across Canada to attend this camp. We would very much like to hear these kids say also “I am not the only one!" Cannot say enough good things about how this camp helped and encouraged our son. Please and thank you - a grateful mom and dad.