SickKids patient ambassador Madison Scott, 13, was honoured as the 2010 Champion Child presented by Walmart Canada on Tuesday.
The ceremony took place at her elementary school in Brooklin, ON, and included a special $1,000 Walmart gift card presented to Madison. The celebration was shared with her teachers and Grade 8 classmates, many of whom witness to Madison’s battle with cancer.
In the fall of 2007, Madison was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Lymphoma (ALL), the most common childhood cancer. She completed her last chemotherapy treatment in January at The Hospital for Sick Children. Madison is an active fundraiser for SickKids Foundation and has raised more than $30,000 for the Hospital. This feat, combined with her charisma, personality and positive attitude, makes Madison a well deserving Champion.
As Champion, she will travel to Ottawa and Walt Disney World in November along with 11 other Champion children from Children’s Miracle Network hospital foundations across Canada. For the next year, she will be the SickKids spokesperson for Walmart’s fundraising initiatives for Children’s Miracle Network including the Walmart Walk for Miracles in the spring. Congratulations Madison!