Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Bloomex Donates Flowers for Chai Lifeline Canada

Bloomex was recently contacted by Chai Lifeline Canada, who asked if we could possibly supply a few flowers for their upcoming fundraiser gala. We were delighted to assist!

For those of you who don't know this hard working group, Chai Lifeline is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping Canadian children suffering from serious illness. The Lifeline also helps their family members who are coping with this stress and the need for emotional and financial support to care for their sick child.

Chai Lifeline began with one program: a summer camp for children suffering from cancer. Camp Simcha gave sick children the opportunity to forget about illness and concentrate on being kids once again. The fun, friendship, activities, and love gave them the emotional strength to withstand the pain and isolation of illness for another year. 

Today the mission continues and has expanded. Chai Lifeline Canada is devoted to alleviating the burden of those facing medical challenge, from the moment of diagnosis through the ups and downs of the coming months and years.  

Chai Lifeline provides a variety of support options, from counseling, special sibling programs, tutoring, volunteers, family retreats, information programs, and so much more.

On December 3, Chai Lifeline hosted their sixth annual "Go All In" fundrasier night in support of their Chai Warriors kids. Over 300 people attended the event at York Mills Gallery in Toronto, playing Monte Carlo games and joining in a Texas HoldEm tournament. Fun was had by all, with many inspirational stories and speeches along the way. 

Bloomex was delighted to donate and deliver the bulk flowers that the Chai volunteers selected for the centrepieces. The volunteers had a vision to create centrepieces in "Chanel" type vases, in lovely pastel shades. Our florists worked with them to come up with a list of flowers, such as pink roses, white alstroemeria, white lilies and greens that would suit this theme, and the Chai volunteers did an amazing job!  What a gorgeous final result. 

Bloomex was glad to provide even this very humble contribution to the evening. We are pleased to say that the fundraiser was a success—thank you to everyone who participated and donated to this very worth cause! 

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