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CVHLA Fundraising

The first annual National Canadian VHL Alliance Warrior Walk raised 

over $36,000

Thank you! 

On May 28, 2023, the first National Canadian VHL Alliance Warrior Walk took place!  Almost 100 people participated in

Chilliwack, BC / Whitby, ON / Halifax, NS  / Charlottetown PEI


The weather was fantastic in all locations, and everyone had a great time raising funds for this important cause.  


Thanks to our generous donors and all of the walk participants,  over $36,000 was raised!!!  What a HUGE SUCCESS!!!


Money raised through all fundraising efforts have been used to help fund research and supporting VHLers in Canada.


The CVHLA has given $120,000 to research in Canada over the past 5 years. Through our partner, the Cancer Research Society, this donation has turned into $480,000 in Canadian VHL research.


Keep an eye out for future updates outlining how all money raised is helping to fund important Canadian research and other projects to support Canadian VHL patients!!



Thank you to everyone that participated!


Get ready for next May's walk now - let us know if you need help!

Donations can be made through Facebook or through Canada Helps (Canada Helps takes a portion of donations, although Facebook does not)


Warrior Walk 2023 Facebook Event


Canada Helps Donations


PEI Walk

FOR SALE - Canadian VHL Alliance Swag !!


T-SHIRTS: Cost $25 plus shipping (note - provide pictures of two styles)

  • Available in either the VHL Logo or Butterfly image

  • Sizes: Adult Small, Medium, Large, X-Largew or Youth Medium.






REUSABLE BAGS: Cost $10 plus shipping

  • With VHL Logo (note - provide picture of bag)

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CVHLA Past Fundraising

CVHLA Dances 

To celebrate the Nobel Prize for Medicine awarded to cancer researcher  Dr. William Kaelin, Jr. for his work on VHL, we did a Mad Scientist theme. This was the second Halloween dance held in Whitby/Oshawa, Ontario area and proved to be a great time had by all.  Games included “What’s your Element?” including a periodic table, “Toonies for Tumours’ which involved winning a bottle of Rye and Vodka, and of course, a costume contest............   $7500 was raised at the dance which was Chaired by Board Member Patty Milburn and included Maryann Gibbons, Liz Hutchinson, Michelle Reinhardt, Cathy LaPlaunt Parrott, Terri Milburn-Rodrigues, Melanie Braaten and our Communications Committee Lauren Fowler, Julia Parrott and Ehvan Parrott.


 In addition to the events mentioned below Board Member Maryann Gibbons has spearheaded some innovative fundraising activities like our On-Line Auctions and Bottle Drives.


Congratulations to our Group costume prize winner "Nobel Prize Committee and Winners"!!

What a great night and it is fabulous to see all of our friends and family come out to support our VHL research efforts here in Canada.


The 9th Annual 29er Rick Bracey Memorial Tournament

Sunday June 15, 2019 - Surrey, BC


A fun filled day with family and friends celebrating and remembering Rick playing the game he loved so much! 

On Saturday, June 15th, 2019 friends and family gathered for some great baseball and to raise awareness and funds all in the memory of Rick Bracey - who passed away in 2010 from VHL.

Over the past 9 years this tournament has raised over $200,000!!! WOW!!!

Congratulations to this dedicated group of VHL supporters!

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June 16th, 2018, Surrey, British Columbia

Rick Bracey - 29er Memorial Softball Tournament

May 5th, 2019, Pickering Ontario

CVHLA Walk for a Cure - 5k Walk

In 2019 we christened a new route around Frenchman's Bay in Pickering. The weather cooperated and we had a fabulous day!

We raised over $7,500 for VHL Research in Canada.

Thanks again to all of our supporters!!

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May 6th, 2018, Pickering Ontario

CVHLA Walk for a Cure - 5k Walk

We would like to thank all those that participated and helped us raise over $10,500 for VHL reserach in 2018!

Great day for a walk and the new route through the park was a hit with everyone!

Thanks again for your support!

2017 June 17th Rick Bracey - 29er Memorial Softball Tournament

We would like to thank all those that participated

2017 May 7th Durham 5K Walk

We would like to thank all those that participated and helped us raise over $11,000 for VHL reserach in 2017!

It was a great day, although a little colder than 2016, out spirits were high!

Durham Walk for VHL May 2016

Our Inaugural Mother's Day Walk on May 8th, 2016 was a great success due to the many friends and family of VHL Warriors across Ontario.  The Canadian VHL Alliance made over $7,000 on this first fundraising effort and enjoyed meeting so many enthusiastic and energized VHLers and thier families.


Thank you to all who attended, you have helped moved our research forward and inspired us to do more.!

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