And The Grand Total Is… $26,029.00

Yesterday we were excited to spend the day at Emily’s House and present this year’s cheque from Hockey for Grace. We are so thankful to each and every person who made this donation possible because it certainly is a full community effort. We set a lofty goal of raising $25,000 this year and are blown away that not only were we able to achieve it but actually surpass it by more than $1,000! The money that was raised will ensure that the families who access Emily’s House in the year ahead not only receive the best medical care but that they also have access to the compassion and support needed to make the days they have with their child filled with love and beautiful memories.

Often when you have a child you are told it takes a village. But what if that child is not here? Well, ask any loss parent and they will tell you, it definitely takes a village to live after that. It takes that village to support, to grieve, to celebrate, to remember and to honor. Well I think we have a city! We are simply blown away with the ways that our family, our friends, our community and complete strangers continue to come together to provide all we need. This years event had 20 teams, 8 referees, 9 time keepers, 10 sponsors, over 50 volunteers, over 75 prizes and over 300 Charity Social attendees. WOW!!

Our biggest fear after loosing Grace was that she would be forgotten. We make sure everyday that is not the case and after reflecting on this years event we are reminded that there are a lot of people ensuring she will never be forgotten. An event like this takes so much to put together, we are overwhelmed with gratitude and thanks to each and every person who has made this year and past years possible.

When you know that you will not have a lifetime with your child the thought of all the memories you will not have can be overwhelming. Grace’s Adventure Fund supports providing memory making and legacy activities for Emily’s House families. We were honoured at this years cheque presentation to have a beautiful Grace’s Adventure Fund mural mounted beside Grace’s room. It includes photos of activities to give Emily’s House families ideas of the kinds of things they might want to do in celebration of their child. This was something that is extremely special to Chris and I as we feel that if Nurse Stephanie hadn’t sparked our imagination of all the things we’d like to do with Grace we might not have the special moments we have and treasure so very much. We want to give that gift to other families as well and that is why this is such an important way for us to contribute to Emily’s House.
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We would like to say a heartfelt thank you. Thank you for supporting us, for reaching into your pockets and spending your hard earned dollars to support Emily’s House and ensure families to come will receive the precious gift of time and memories. Most of all thank you for showing us this world will not forget Grace. Because of all of you, Grace’s legacy will be that of shared adventures and relishing every moment we have with our loved ones. We couldn’t be more in your debt. Thank you for supporting Hockey for Grace. We wouldn’t be here without you.

💕 The Manning Family

Why Hockey For Grace: Awareness

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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Our 2019 Sponsors

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.

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2018 Sponsors

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 $20,000 for Emily’s House. We are so absolutely grateful for their generosity and support. Please show them some love by giving them a “like” on Facebook (click their logo to head to their page) checking out their website and using the services they provide.

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Platinum Sponsors

 

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$12,000 Raised For Emily’s House!

AND THE GRAND TOTAL IS… $12,000!
Wow, we are blown away by the support, generosity and time people gave to help make the inaugural Grace Manning Memorial Hockey Tournament & Charity Social a huge success. A HUGE heartfelt thank you to everyone who participated, donated, volunteered, shared and supported us.

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