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|Trish Stratus strongly believes in giving back to the community. She is passionate about her charity work, and using her status as a television personality to benefit others.|
|Children's Aid Foundation |
Trish is part of the long list of celebrities that come out to support the Joe Carter Classic Golf Tournament to help raise funds annually for the Children's Aid Foundation. The goal of the tournament is to deliver a fun and unique golf event that provides a unique opportunity to network, play golf and mingle with many of the top athletes in the world, all while raising important awareness and funding for the Children's Aid Foundation.
|Carmelina's Home |
Through various fundraising efforts, Trish has been supporting this amazing program for the last 3 years, as she saw first hand the positive effects it had on the life of someone very close to her. The program operates out of a home in Toronto's west-end and is a community of women living together in a residential setting. It is a holistic program for the treatment and recovery of addictions, substance abuse and/or emotional issues for women looking to transform and change their current life journey.
|Ronald McDonald House |
The idea behind Ronald McDonald House is simple: provide a "home-away-from-home" for families of seriously ill children who are receiving treatment at nearby hospitals. Some children have to travel great distances to get the medical attention they need. The Ronald McDonald House provides a comfortable, supportive alternative for these children and their families.
|Heart & Stroke Foundation |
In December 2008 Trish held a holiday fundraiser at Stratusphere where all the proceeds from yoga classes held that day were donated to The Heart & Stroke Foundation in addition to the contributions gathered during the evening event. Leading up to the event Trish reached out to her social networking community on her MySpace page and in under 2 weeks exceeded her $5000 goal – collecting a grand total of $5650.
Since 2006 Trish has participated in the annual Bell Canada puts on as part of their five-year commitment to SickKids Foundation that include $5 million in fundraising proceeds collected through the Annual Bell Celebrity Gala and Bell Celebrity Classic events as well as a $5 million corporate gift to be distributed over a five year period. The funds will be used to support projects in the hospital's emergency department, to enhance patient care and to enhance other high-priority needs that include improving the patient and family experience during emergency visits.
|Sports Celebrities Festival - The Special Olympics|
Trish has been an active part of the Sports Celebrity Festival. She has appeared at the festival and has been highly supportive of The Special Olympics. Trish states that; "The Special Olympics are a great way to show the world how phenomenal these kids are. I'm honored to be a part of it."
Trish has been a feature sports superstar at the dinner, and has assisted in promoting the charity. She says; "I think it is wonderful that so many sports stars participate in this event, but the real stars of the evening are the Easter Seals Provincial Ambassadors, who are Easter Seals kids that are chosen to represent the organization for the year. It is truly inspiring to meet these kids and with the help of the help of the organization, see how much they can accomplish"
|Dreams Take Flight|
Trish has acted as an escort for the children, traveling with them on a fun-filled day-long trip to Disney World. She laughs; "I had a great time with the kids. It was an exhausting day, especially for the kids. We started in Toronto, loaded up 2 planes then flew to Florida, had a day of fun at Disney World topped off with fireworks and flew back to Toronto - but these kids are getting to do what they have dreamed to do and I am proud to have been part of such a unique experience and share in their fun."
|Kevin Weekes Celebrity Charity Golf Classic|
In 2009, Trish and a collection of celebrities traveled to the island of Barbados to participate in former NHL goalie Kevin Weekes Celebrity Charity Golf Classic. The weeklong festivities included a visit to the Phoenix Academy Barbados. The event raised $20,000 for youth charity, Sky's the Limit.
|Sunshine Games - Variety Village |
Trish was this year's Celebrity Ambassador for the Sunshine Games. She hosted the celebrity breakfast, and helped promote the charity across Canada. Trish says; "I have worked with the Variety Village before and I am starting to get to know a lot of the kids personally, so when I was asked to be the Celebrity Ambassador for the Sunshine Games, an event that is the largest contributor to the Village, I was thrilled!. It is a fantastic event, and a lot of fun."
Cardiac Kids is a volunteer group founded in 2000 to raise much-needed funds for children who are suffering from congenital heart disease. Every year, 8 out of 1000 children are born with congenital heart defects. Last year in Canada there were approximately 400,000 births, which means that in this country alone, approximately 3,200 children were born with some form of heart defect.
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