Melissa Nichols of ‘Hats For Hope’ shares inspiration & involvement in the upcoming Brain Tumour NATIONAL Conference October 21 2017

‘Hats For Hope’ is going NATIONAL at the Brain Tumour National Conference October 21 2017!

*Scroll down to see drop off locations..

>>Adult hats, any size/shape/pattern & colour. Hats made with soft material/fabric and from a smoke-free environment only, please!

*Dear lovely Hat makers!: I want to thank you! Please be sure to include your name/ city and contact info with your handmade hats

Markham, ON
-The Village Hive Coworking & Event Space @ 55 Albert St #105 Deadline: Oct 20 12pm
-St. Andrew’s Untied Church @ 32 Main Street N Deadline: Oct 20 12pm
-The Duchess @ 53 Main St North Deadline: Oct 20 12pm
-Cakes By Tanya  @ 69 Main Street North Deadline: Oct 20 12pm
– The Old Curiosity Tea Shop @ 91 Main St N Deadline: Oct 20 12pm
Mother’s Deli & Bakery @ 122 Main Street North Deadline: Oct 20 12pm
Showtime Productions @ 144 Main Street N (behind Main St entrance) Deadline: Oct 20 12pm
 
Stouffville, ON *email SquireFry@gmail.com, ‘c/o Danni’ Deadline: Oct 15th @ 12pm
Newmarket, ON:  Metroland Media 580B Steven Court,  Deadline: Oct 18th 5pm
Georgina, ON: *email SquireFry@gmail.com, ‘c/o: Pam Devine’ Deadline: October 15 @ 5pm
Toronto, ON: Princess Margaret Hospital – Brain Tumour Centre (18th Floor on right) 610 University Ave Deadline: October 18 @ 11am
Milton & area, ON * email SquireFry@gmail.com, ‘Attn: Jennifer’, Deadline: October 19th Noon
 
Edmonton, Alberta: Join Group: “Edmonton, Alberta Residents : Hats For Hope” on Facebook
East Edmonton Health Centre at the ‘Public Health Reception’ 7910 112 Ave —Deadline: Oct 13th Noon
* Questions? Janet Hempler – JanetHempler@gmail.com,  Deadline: Oct 13th Noon
Newfoundland: Intersport/ Sports Expert, Avalon Mall @ 48 Kenmount Road
St. Johns NL – A1B 1W3, *Questions? email SquireFry@gmail.com, ‘c/o Fred Melvin’
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Organizer:
Melissa Nichols
SquireFry@gmail.com

 

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Hats For Hope is going NATIONAL!

Don’t know if I am shaking because of this morning’s coffee or excitement…

On October 21 2017, the successful ‘Hats For Hope’ is going to be at the Brain Tumour National Conference!!

An overwhelming excitement is surrounding me as phone calls/text and emails pour in as I make connections with some local lovelies about this exciting opportunity.

Are you familiar with the background story of how Hats For Hope was created? The inspiration of creating this successful drive is in the name; ‘Hats For Hope’.

Hats For Hope Success at Princess Margaret Hospital 2016! Write up: Snapd Markham

 

Now is the gut-wrenching stressful/anxious/excited feelings. Now, organizing alllllllll the details are underway; surely the WHY answer is obvious, now to nail down the ‘how’ and ‘where.’

Goal: To acquire a couple hundred handmade knitted/crocheted hats made & donated in time for the National Brain Tumour Conference, happening in Toronto October 21, 2017.

Here we go!

Stay tuned – details to follow….

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Looking to Change the World, one Head at a Time….

I have been involved in so much awesomeness lately, am hardly finding the time to stop and reflect on what is currently happening; moments are gone before I can even processes it…GOOD! Although have been known to take lots of pictures – I try to put my phone promptly away right after, in order to enjoy the moment. Please do not mistake my pride for gloating- it is such an electrically exciting feeling knowing am making a difference in the lives of some of those who need it the most.

Ps- These situations don’t just fall in my lap- I bust my ass to make them happen- and yes, having so much fun doing it at the same time! I step out of my comfort zone to the point where after a while, it becomes a ‘normal’ feeling.

Consider the following pictures to be my ‘show and tell’ kindergarten kiddie-like news from the past couple of months.

December 2016 I received this note of gratitude from Maureen Daniels, Program Coordinator of Princess Margaret. Tried to make my first VLOG only to almost break down in tears (in happiness) while reading this to you… so will just show you instead.

Dec 2016: A note of thanks from Maureen Daniels, Program Coordinator for the Patient & Family Advisory Committee of the Brain Tumour Centre at Princess Margaret Hospital (Toronto).

 

Day by Day I’m getting stronger – and day by day I’m lasting longer

Snapd Markham Article

February 2017 Markham Snapd Magazine, Page 8

(Acknowledgment of thanks on Day By Day Facebook)

Back story pics to Snapd article…

Photo of niece Laura and I, in LG’s ‘Life Messages’ book.

This is the photo in Laurie’s photoart book ‘Life Messages’- I explained this at the book launch with my sister Jennifer. Every time I hear ‘light hearted tale‘ makes me cringe; I was trying to convey it is laced with humour- because thats the way I am ex. flirting with the surgeon days after surgery when high on morphine- while a drainage tube was sticking out of my head.

 

2013/2014: Head & full spine radiation
2015 – Hats For Hope

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wait ’till you see what I’m up to next…. let’s just say, I am now friends with the worlds loudest recorded BURPER! – YES, this will make the world better. You’ll see…..

….. to be continued

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