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Pickle Barrel Golf Tournament A Great Success

The Pickle Barrel Golf Tournament, held at The Club at Bond Head, raised $21,718 in honour of Andrew. The funds went to support Brain Cancer Research and Care at Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation. We would like to thank those who participated, provided a silent auction, and donated to support the event. Your contributions will help Princess Margaret Hospital continue to provide exceptional care to its patients and fulfill its mission of conquering cancer as one of the top 5 cancer research centres in the world. We extend our appreciation to The Pickle Barrel restaurants for their generous support of Andrew’s legacy by hosting this golf tournament in his honour. Thank you.

Please continue to support Andrew’s legacy by donating to the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation. Tax receipts will be issued for donations $15 or more.

Click here to donate now.

Pickle Barrel Golf Tournament in Honor of Andrew Valade

The Pickle Barrel Restaurants is holding a Golf Tournament on June 23, 2009 at The Club at Bond Head in honor of our son Andrew, who lost his battle to a rare form of brain cancer on March 21, 2008.

Funds raised through the event will support Brain Cancer Research and Care at The Princess Margaret’s Pencer Brain Cancer Tumor Centre.

Golfing is now sold out, but to provide a silent auction, attend the dinner, purchase a sponsorship package, or to make a donation, please go to

— Dan Valade

Join my team and join the fun at 2009 Toronto Spring Sprint

My team Team Andrew is participating in 2009 Toronto Spring Sprint on Apr 25, 2009 9:00 AM at Toronto Spring Sprint.

Come join the fun by clicking on the link below:

From our Team Page, click on the ‘Join My Team’ button to register and help us imagine a cure for brain tumours!  If you can’t join us, you can also sponsor our team by making a donation online.

Thank you for your support in helping to imagine a cure for brain tumours!

— Jacqueline Valade

Andrew Featured in Campbell’s Newsletter

A newsletter was circulated at Campbell’s sharing Andrew’s important role in the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation’s Wings of Hope campaign. This campaign is responsible for a large portion of the $60 million raised in support of cancer research at PMHF each year.

The newsletter reads, “The reason we chose the Valades for the 2008 campaign is simple,” said Amelda Fitzpatrick, Development Coordinator, Leadership Giving at the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation. “Here is a family that took their grief and turned it into a vehicle to help others, to raise funds, to educate, and to inspire people. They are truly keeping Andrew’s spirit alive.”

Read the full newsletter here.