About 30 people attended the first Saint John TTP Support Group & Info Session. Dr. Comeau (Hematologist Saint John Regional Hospital) gave an overview on TTP and answered general questions for the group. The session was preceded by a Passion for Plasma blood drive to enable patients to show their appreciation to blood donors.
The meeting went really well. Participants shared stories and talked about experiences in the hospital. One participant described the experience - It felt good talking to one another, knowing that we each knew what it feels like to go through the trauma.
CBS partnered with Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment (MLSE) for the 3rd annual event to draw sports enthusiasts out to give blood alongside their favorite athletes!
Last year this one day mega-clinic at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto brought in 574 units of blood.
Answering TTP Foundation was thrilled to participate again this year. We appreciate the opportunity to thank donors for their precious gift, and to educate all participants about TTP.
$125,000 raised to benefit
Answering TTP (Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura) Foundation
June 2, 2012
Thank you to all participants & supporters!
Participants gathered their friends, family and co-workers to join the team to give blood anywhere in the world on International Rare Diseases Day (February 29, 2012) in honour of TTP.
Registration for the 2012 event is now closed. Canadian participants can still join the effort as part of the Answering TTP Foundation's Partner for Life Program with Canadian Blood Services (see above).
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.