Marjorie Dixon shares her picks for charitable gift ideas from medical organizations for those who want to give a gift that will make a difference in the world.
Heart & Stroke Association
Did You Know?
- Almost 70,000 Canadians die each year from heart disease and stroke
- 9 in 10 of us have at least one risk factor for heart disease and stroke
- 80% of premature heart disease and stroke is preventable
Marjorie suggests buying the 2012 Calendar Lottery:
- Ontario ($25)
- Alberta ($25)
- British Columbia ($25)
Ovarian Cancer Canada
Ovarian cancer is the most serious of all gynecological cancers. Over 2600 Canadian women are diagnosed every year; and every year 1750 women succumb to this disease. Symptoms are varied, vague and easily missed.
Marjorie suggests buying items from the Teal Shop, such as:
- Candles ($15)
- Pashmina ($25)
- Teal Bracelet ($20)
Prostate Cancer Canada
PCC’s goals are twofold – to support research that will ultimately find a cure, to uncover better diagnostic & treatment options and to provide support services for those living with prostate cancer
Marjorie suggests buying items from the Prostate Cancer Canada store, such as:
- Tie ($65)
- Cuff link ($50)
- Bow tie ($40)
- Pocket square ($30)
Osteoporosis is common among Canadians 40 years of age or older. 1.5 million Canadians 40 years of age or older (10%) reported having been diagnosed with osteoporosis.
Marjorie suggests buying items from the Osteoporosis Canada store, such as:
- Hallmark Cards, package of eight cards (two of each design) and envelopes ($11.50, including shipping)
Muscular Dystrophy Canada
Muscular dystrophy is the name for a group of neuromuscular disorders that are characterized by progressive weakness and wasting of the voluntary muscles that control body movement. As muscle tissue weakens and wastes away, it is replaced by fatty and connective tissue.
Marjorie suggests buying items from the Muscular Dystrophy Canada store, such as:
- Holiday ornaments ($12 + shipping)
World Vision is a relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice.
Marjorie suggests giving donations through the World Vision Gift Catalogue, such as:
- Medicine for 10 children ($30)
- Help immunize a community ($100)
- Help stock a clinic ($100)
Plan Canada Gifts of Hope support real projects that support real people’s lives These are unique ways to support projects in developing countries.
Marjorie suggests giving donations through Plan Canada’s Gifts of Hope program, such as:
- Maternity beds and supplies ($70)
- Deliver a healthy baby ($200)
- Newborn check-up ($12)
Courtesy Dr. Marjorie Dixon, www.firststepsfertility.ca