This week we’re sharing with you why we started and continue to run Hockey For Grace. Today we share the reason we raise money, Emily’s House.
There we sat in the hospital. Shocked, stunned and unsure what came next. We thought we would be taking our little girl home. We had no idea how to navigate this new reality; you don’t plan on your child dying. It quickly washed over me that the only place Grace would see of this world was the hospital, that was not okay. I blurted out more as a thought then a statement or question, “I want to take her home”. Nurse Stephanie looked at me and said “We can make that happen, but there’s another option, can I tell you about Emily’s House?”
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Today we’re sharing the final reason for Hockey For Grace. Awareness. To start a conversation about Pregnancy & Infant Loss.
Did you know that 1 in 4 pregnancies ends in a loss? We didn’t. It’s a staggering fact and one we didn’t hear through any of my pregnancy until we were 1 of those 4.
So many have personally been through a loss. A miscarriage, a stillbirth, a loss after birth. They all matter. They all hurt. As soon as you start trying, as soon as you see those pink lines on a pregnancy test, you start dreaming, you start planning, you start loving. Yet when a loss happens so many stay silent.
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Hockey for Grace would not be possible without the generous support of our community sponsors. These companies step up and have made a financial contribution to not only make this tournament and charity social possible but to assist in helping us reach our goal of raising $25,000 this year for Emily’s House. We are so absoutley greatful for their generosity and support. Please show them some love by giving them a “like” on Facebook, a “follow” on Instagram and check out their website to see the great services they provide.
Come out for a night of fun and help raise money for an incredible cause. The Hockey for Grace Charity Social happens Saturday April 6th from 7pm-12am at the Newmarket Optimist Club. Tickets are just $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Your ticket gets you in, a chance to win a foursome of golf at Angus Glen Golf Club (you don’t have to be present to win) live music, free food, games, an amazing raffle table and silent auction (you could win beer for a year from Market Brewing Company) Add to that a cheap cash bar featuring the #HockeyForGrace beer and you have a night that’s sure to be amazing. Grab your tickets now HERE and help us to reach our goal of raising $25,000 this year for Emily’s House Children’s Hospice. We hope to see you there!