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For the week of: April 21, 2014


On Thursday, March 20 Toronto patisserie NADÈGE partnered with SickKids Foundation for their annual ‘Jour du Macaron,’ otherwise known as ‘Macaron Day.’ NADÈGE donated 50% of all in-store macaron sales to support patients being treated at The Hospital for Sick Children and created a limited edition blueberry vanilla macaron in the hospital’s signature blue. The annual tradition, established in Paris and now celebrated all over the world, is a macaron extravaganza in support of local charitable organizations (as selected by participating chefs). 

This is the fourth year Chef Nadège Nourian has participated in 'Jour du Macaron' and the first time she has partnered with SickKids. “Macaron Day is about giving back to the community and lending a helping hand. Especially as a new mom, I admire and appreciate the good work that SickKids does for our city’s children and their families,” says Chef Nourian.

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Meet Joan Foster, a SickKids donor

Joan Foster SickKids Donor

Last November, when my daughter Kimberley turned 50, I decided to make a donation in our names to SickKids Foundation by giving a SickKids Get Better Gift. I searched through the online symbolic giving catalogue and chose a Safe Ride Home – so another mother would know the joy of bringing home her precious baby from the hospital, as I did many years ago.

Kim was a large baby. She had a rough trip coming into this world and arrived with her head a bit misshapen. I was told it was not a serious condition and it would correct itself within a few days. In the meantime, I giggled at her scrunched up face and her mass of straight black hair.

But the next day, doctors told me my baby was going to be transferred to The Hospital for Sick Children. There was a problem with her blood. I was devastated and cried in my mother's arms. Kim required many blood transfusions and special care from SickKids experts. Finally, after two weeks, she was discharged and I got to hold my precious daughter bundled up in blankets and take her home.

Half a century has passed since then, and though I have four children, all of whom are loved, Kim is truly the child of my heart. Every night I first thank God and then SickKids for the wonderful miracle I have been given.

My deepest gratitude and thanks for all the wonderful things you do and the lives you save.


Joan Foster

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