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RBC and CHEO celebrate $528,700 raised for youth mental health

OTTAWA — 09/24/2023 – Today the Ottawa community came out to support youth mental health in the RBC Race for the Kids event raising $528,700. This brings the seven-year total to over $2 million! The demand for children’s mental health services has risen dramatically these last few years, and bolstering CHEO’s mental health programs is … Continued

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Generous gift helping CHEO’s youngest mental health patients and their families

Wednesday, June 22, 2022 – OTTAWA, ON – Kids have taken the brunt of this pandemic. Critical milestones and life events were missed. Mental health pressures – which were growing before the pandemic – have exploded. And, as with so many other services, kids are waiting longer than adults for assessment and treatment. Given these harsh … Continued


Caring community comes together to make a difference for CHEO

Ottawa, ON – June 5, 2022 – At 7 p.m. tonight the grand fundraising total of $11,818,771 was announced on the CHEOTelethon. This final number represents all the donations made during this past year – a year in which people from across our region showed their commitment to having the best possible healthcare available for … Continued


CN Cycle for CHEO 2022 : Safety Update

For immediate release OTTAWA – April 26, 2022 CN Cycle for CHEO is the CHEO Foundation’s most important oncology fundraising event, raising money for childhood cancer care, research and equipment. CHEO depends on it. This is our first year returning to a live event since 2019. As you may have already heard, Rolling Thunder, a motorcycle rally, … Continued


Meet Your CMN CHEO Champion for 2022: Amina Golden

Amina Golden is as sunny as her name. She loves to laugh with abandon, draw, listen to music, read, dance, and play musical instruments including the keyboard and African drums. African drumming. She made her grand entrance into the world a month early via an emergency Cesarean section. Just under five pounds, she arrived small … Continued

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$26 million gift to Canada’s Children’s Hospitals: Locally, $2 million to help children and youth at CHEO

OTTAWA – November 18, 2021 ­– Canada’s Children’s Hospital Foundations (CCHF) together with Children’s Healthcare Canada (CHC) are thrilled to announce a $26 million investment from Thistledown Foundation to support Canada’s 13 acute care children’s hospitals across the country. This historic gift recognizes the immense impact of the pandemic on Canadian children, youth, and their … Continued


A Lasting Impression

When you have a child, you’re in it for the long haul. And you’ll do everything you can to help your child live their best life. There are days when having ten hands wouldn’t be enough and it makes you thankful for the quiet times. When you have a teenage son with cerebral palsy who functions at the level of a three-year-old, quiet days are hard to come by. Our son Henry has a sister and … Continued


RBC and CHEO celebrate over $2 million raised for youth mental health

OTTAWA — 10/18/2021 – This past weekend the Ottawa community came out to support youth mental health in the RBC Race for the Kids event raising $662,123 and bringing the five-year total to over $2 million dollars. This will go a long way to help children, youth and their families struggling with mental health and … Continued


Dairy Queen Miracle Treat Day 2021

Mark October 28 on your calendar for Dairy Queen’s Miracle Treat Day! Participating Dairy Queen stores will be donating proceeds from the sale of every delicious Blizzard Treat to CHEO — Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, which is your local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals partner. The doctors, nurses and staff at CHEO touch the lives of over 500,000 children … Continued


Caring community comes together virtually to create a stronger CHEO

Ottawa, ON – June 6, 2021 – At 7 p.m. tonight the grand fundraising total of $10,911,926 was announced on the CHEO Telethon on CTV Ottawa. This final total is an accumulation of a year of community giving – a year in which our region showed their unwavering dedication to CHEO, despite a global pandemic. … Continued

Upcoming CHEO Events

There are so many different events that happen in support of CHEO and for that we are most grateful. Please check out our special events calendar so you can join us and help make a difference. Feel free to become involved as a volunteer or organize your own event.

Gold Gala

Melia’s Memory Foundation invites you to attend the 5th annual Gold Gala in support of childhood cancer care at CHEO.…

Maddy’s Gala

Please join us for Maddy’s 15th Annual Gala. An evening that will pull at your heart strings where our mission…