With each and every civvies day, All Saints CES is proud to support meaningful and inspiring charities. For our April 29th Civvies Day, we will continue with this great tradition. This month, in particular, we will be supporting the AnnFrances Tropea Foundation, a not-for-profit organization created after the loss of a beautiful young woman, and former student of the York Catholic District School Board, who died of osteosarcoma (cancer of the bone) at the age of 19. We will join many students throughout the YCDSB in a ‘Walk for Annie’ during Catholic Education Week (details below).
Osteosarcoma is a cancer which primarily affects children and young adults. The AnnFrances Tropea Foundation is a newly formed Not‐For‐Profit organization founded to raise awareness and money for Osteosarcoma for Research and to offer support services to families affected by Sarcoma and related illnesses. Further information regarding the Foundation can be found at: https://www.annfrancestropeafoundation.org/
The goals of the Foundation are to:
- Provide social services to people with debilitating diseases, illnesses and conditions such as, but not exclusive to osteosarcoma.
- Offer education, counseling, support groups for people afflicted with debilitating diseases, illnesses and conditions such as osteosarcoma.
- Donate funds to research institutions to conduct research into causes, controls and cure of debilitating diseases, illnesses and conditions such as osteosarcoma.
- Charitable contributions from the school activities will be used to assist in medical research toward finding a cure for osteosarcoma.
- All funds go directly to the AnnFrances Foundation.
- Support and finance medical equipment, portable bench for showering, portable toilets, scooters, wheelchairs, canes, walkers, crutches and wigs.
Event: A Walk for Annie (Civvies Day – Friday, April 29th)
When: Thursday, May 5th, 2022. (Rain Date: May 6th, 2022)
Where: Community sidewalks and/or the Track Adjacent our School Parking Lot
Details: Students are asked to wear running shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. While our Civvies Day will take place on April 29th, students are asked to add/wear yellow, which is the colour that represents osteosarcoma.
We hope to count on your support. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Thank you in advance for your generosity.