Ostomy Canada Society

Registered Name: Ostomy Canada Society Inc.- Société Canadienne des PersonnesStomisées inc.

Business Number: 119277093RR0001

Shane Banfield Memorial Fund

Campaign Ends March 31, 2019


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 ie. Bladder cancer; trauma ie. 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 yrs old until he aged out...He then volunteered at camp until his untimely passing at age 30 yrs. 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

$3,345 raised out of $3,000 goal

111.5% Complete
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