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Team RBC "Feathers of Hope"
Amount Raised
$18,636.00
Fundraising Goal $15,000.00
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Our Message

Dear Colleagues & Friends,

Last year, we created Team RBC "Feathers of Hope" and walked together in support of one of our team members, Tom Dando, and his husband Denis Blais, who was diagnosed with ALS three years ago.  At our first WALK for ALS, Team RBC raised a whopping $20,080, an achievement we all can be very proud of.  ALS continues to steal people's dreams, abilities and lives.  Sadly, another member of our RBC family recently became affected by this disease.  Tracy Morley's husband Craig was diagnosed with ALS last September.  It’s now even more crucial that Team RBC must go on and continue to raise money to support ALS research and people living with ALS.  

We at RBC, along with Tom & Denis, invite all of our colleagues and friends to join Team RBC “Feathers of Hope” at the Toronto-Downtown WALK for ALS on September 15 at Woodbine Park.

Please join as a “Team Member”.  Present or not on WALK day, you can still become a “Team Member”.  As a “Team Member”, you can either fundraise with your network, or just put in your own donation.  On WALK day, only “Team Members” will receive prizes from ALS Canada as reward for their fundraising effort.  To become a “Team Member”, click on “JOIN THE TEAM”.

If you just want to support Team RBC with a donation, click on "DONATE NOW".

Let’s all walk together and do our part to help to make ALS a treatable, not terminal disease.  Team RBC was named “Feathers of Hope" after Denis’ favourite poem, “Hope is the Thing with Feathers” by Emily Dickinson.

"Hope" is the thing with feathers -

That perches in the soul -

And sings the tune without the words -

And never stops - at all

Thank you for your support!

Janette Watt - Team Captain 

Event Date
Dec 23, 2017 12:00 AM
Location Name
Toronto/Downtown
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Our Team

Our Supporters (22)

Denis & Tom left a message
Sep 14, 2018 11:10 PM
Dear Team RBC” Feathers of Hope” Team Members. Tomorrow is WALK Day and I hope that most of you can make it to Woodbine Park. We want to thank everyone for your tremendous efforts fundraising for the team. See you tomorrow!
J Fong donated an undisclosed amount
Sep 12, 2018 2:42 PM
Denis left a message
Sep 11, 2018 11:14 AM
Someone asked me this question, let me share my answer in case it helps others. If you want to send emails to your friends to ask them for donations, but you don’t have the link to your fundraising page. If you do not remember your LOGIN information (ALS Canada site) to access your personalized fundraising page link (from when you registered as a team member), it’s okay. Just do the following: 1. Click on our team page link http://www.alsevents.ca/TeamRBC2018 2. Under OUR TEAM, scroll down to get to your name, and click on it. 3. When you are on your fundraising page, COPY the URL address at the top in the browser. This is your link to get to your fundraising page (longer version). 4. PASTE this link in your emails, or in your posts on Facebook. Please contact me if I can help you. Denis 416.570.3750 cell denismblais@me.com
Denis left a message
Sep 10, 2018 6:34 PM
Dear Team Members, I’m so excited to share with you this Monday update. We now have reached a fabulous $14,556!!! Good news, we still have 5 more days to do even better & maybe reach our grand total of $20K from last year. Let’s roll up our sleeves, send another round of emails, write another Facebook post, to ask your friends to sponsor you. Thank you all for your efforts, for making a difference for ALS. See you all on Saturday : )
Janette left a message
Sep 10, 2018 11:40 AM
Hi everyone, Saturday September 15th is the big day and less than a week away. For those of you who walked with us last year please wear your RBC Team t-shirt. For those who are joining us this year for the first time I have some t-shirts at my desk and I'll also bring some on Saturday. Looking forward to seeing everyone. Once again thank you so much for your donations and your time for this important event.
Denis left a message
Sep 10, 2018 11:04 AM
Hi Frank, Welcome to Team RBC! Please let me know if you need help with fundraising. See you on Saturday.
Denis & Tom left a message
Sep 7, 2018 8:47 PM
Hello Team Members! We’re only 7 days away from WALK Day, and our final sprint to the finish line has started. Now with 38 team members, we have raised $13,841! We’re doing great, and it’s time that we all make our final efforts to reach out again our networks and ask for those last donations. See you all on the 15th. If you have your Team RBC t-shirt from last year, please wear it. If you don’t have one, we’ll have some on location. Your yellow “Feathers of Hope” are waiting for you!
Denis left a message
Sep 4, 2018 11:36 AM
Thanks Sarah! We’re very proud of our team’s effort. With Labour Day behind us now, it’s the beginning of our sprint to the finish line. We’re all hoping to do as well as last year. See you on WALK day!
Sarah Reedman - Client Services Regional Manager Toronto, ALS Canada left a message
Sep 4, 2018 10:45 AM
WOW!! Doing a great job Team Feathers of Hope!
Sue left a message
Aug 30, 2018 9:40 AM
Best wishes to the Feathers of Hope team!
Sue Mackett donated an undisclosed amount
Aug 30, 2018 9:39 AM
Laura Featherstone donated an undisclosed amount
Aug 30, 2018 7:58 AM
Cathy Preston donated $100.00
Aug 27, 2018 2:50 PM
Denis left a message
Aug 24, 2018 2:05 PM
Hello Feathers of Hope Team Members! I’m glad to give you this Friday pm update on our team progress, 3 weeks away from WALK Day. We now have 33 Team Members fundraising for the team, and we have raised $11,351. Team RBC is doing very well, and we can be proud: THANK YOU! We’re ahead compared to last year same date, and it’s time to regroup and focus on the finish line. Please email me if I can help you with tips on how to reach out to your network on FB or via email. denismblais@me.com
Esterina Morris donated an undisclosed amount
Aug 21, 2018 9:36 AM
Anthony Wee donated $50.00
Aug 20, 2018 1:53 PM
Denis & Tom left a message
Aug 17, 2018 1:59 PM
Congrats Feathers of Hope Members & Sponsors! We just reached our initial $10K goal. Thank you everyone for your efforts, the team is doing very well. Our goal has now been increased to $15K. Let’s go Feathers of Hope! ????
Francine donated an undisclosed amount
Aug 16, 2018 11:45 AM
Janette left a message
Aug 9, 2018 12:22 PM
Let's Go Team RBC Feather's of Hope
Eva R. donated $40.00
Jul 17, 2018 8:14 AM
Denise Smith left a message
Jul 12, 2018 1:22 PM
Go Team RBC Feathers of Hope......
Cousin Marjorie donated an undisclosed amount
Jul 9, 2018 1:52 AM