The March 8, 2012 TTP Support Group and Information Session had 2 firsts!
Congratulations to all 70 participants for their efforts.
Together we raised $22 000 and much needed awareness!
Special mention to Mina Rajan whose initiative raised over $10,200 with her effort from Calgary, Alberta.
Top fundraisers in order of total amount raised:
Participation from around the world walking any distance
to raise awareness and funds for TTP in local communities.
Check out photos on Facebook! (Click here)
Congratulations to ALL
$22 000 for TTP
Much Needed Awareness for TTP
The 3rd Toronto TTP Support Group and Information Session held on October 27, 2011 was a more intimate sized group. We had more engagement from attendees than ever before.
Special thanks to the courageous patients who shared their experiences with the group. As always, these patient stories were very well received and broke the ice for the small group discussions. The small group discussions went so well, they went overtime and were still hard to wrap up.
Sydney Kodatsky, Exec. Director Answering TTP Foundation, shared her TTP experience with Canadian Blood Services' staff on September 28, 2011 as part of their employee recognition event. Canadian Blood Services connects Canadian TTP patients with blood product required for treatment.
Answering TTP Foundation was excited to help coordinate volunteers for Canadian Blood Service (CBS)'s annual Big Save held on June 20th in Toronto, Canada at the Air Canada Centre. The event was sponsored by Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment. The event included some team mascots (they own the Leafs, Raptors and Toronto FC) and sport personalities.The goal for the day was to have 175 first time donors and CBS ended up having 342 'newbies'! CBS set a goal of collecting 500 units of blood between 10am and 7pm that day. THEY DID IT! CBS collected 574 units!
in support of Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura Research and Support.
The most recent support group & info session run by Dr. Cataland at the James Cancer Hospital was held on Tuesday April 26, 2011. Sydney Kodatsky, Executive Director of Answering TTP Foundation, was in attendance to share and learn from the group.
It was an exciting session discussing TTP, HUS and the potential predictive value of the ADAMTS13 enzyme for assessing risk of relapse for some TTP patients.
The 2nd Toronto TTP Support Group and Information Session held on April 20, 2011 was a great success! We filled the room, Rotman generously donated for the evening, with close to 40 guests including patients, supporters, nurses and doctors. Over 90% of guests who filled out the feedback survey hope to attend the next session within 6 months.
Answering TTP initiatives to raise awareness for blood in our communities has resulted in a feature story in Pulse magazine. Sydney Kodatsky's story is used to personalize the need for blood in our communities. The story raises awareness for TTP by providing a brief overview of the condition and the requirement for blood in the treatment of TTP. Read the full story.