Hello everyone! I've created this fundraiser in honour of my late father who passed from substance addiction in 2015. January is his birthday month (January 11th!) and if I could gift him anything, it would be to help others achieve what he so wished for. I want to honour his giving heart, energy, and love for life by ensuring that rehabilitation support is provided for those in need.
Having been by his side throughout his fight gives me a deep understanding of the tragedies caused by this awful illness. During the times of COVID-19, I am especially worried for those who will turn to alcohol and drugs during periods of isolation. If you could please donate or share to this year's non-profit centre, I would be so grateful! Donations will go directly to The Portage Foundation.
Some fun facts about my dad, the most special person I've ever known: He was scary good at crossword puzzles, loved baseball (RIP Expos), LOVED beating me in Trivial Pursuit, and watched wayyy too much Animal Planet.