These auctions are available to anyone across Canada and allow you to bid on fantastic name brand items in an on-line auction for which a portion of the proceeds go to the Canadian VHL Alliance. Through these auctions raised over $3500 for VHL in 2019. If you would like to be on the mailing list for these auctions, please contact and we will add your email to the distribution list.
CVHLA Past Fundraising
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!
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!!
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.!