Giving Back

The world has been good to us, and we think it’s important to give back as much as we can. If you want to help out pick a cause that touches you and research to find an organization you believe in. Here are a few of the groups we support:

 

SPCA
wesleyMeet Wesley. Wesley and his 3 brothers were rescued by the SPCA after an anonymous source called to report 4 abandoned puppies. They were found alone, outside, at only 6 weeks old. The SPCA rehabilitated the pups and when they were ready found them permanent homes. Wesley made his home with designer Laura DeSipio and found a new job as the Surfswell spokesdog. Wesley was lucky, but there are many animals that are still looking for forever homes. If you are considering adding a companion to your family consider adopting 1 of the many animals that need a home. To view all the animals up for adoption at the BC SPCA visit www.spca.bc.ca.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

            
Petfinder.com
www.Petfinder.com is an online database of adoptable pets – dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, small furry animals, horses and more – that are currently in the care of thousands of animal rescue organizations. Users can search for a companion by species, by breed and/or by rescue group, and the results of the search are ranked in proximity to the user’s Postal Code or Zip Code. Petfinder.com is sponsorship supported and is free for shelters and rescue groups as well as potential adopters.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Canadian Cancer Society & Pantene Beautiful Lengths

2 in 5 Canadians will develop some form of cancer in their lifetime.

 

Healthy hair is an incredible instrument of self-expression, defining self-image in a way that almost no other physical attribute can. Hair loss can strike an especially crippling blow to women fighting cancer, and a recent study revealed that nearly 60% of women consider hair loss the most dreaded side effect when undergoing chemotherapy. A real-hair wig allows a woman to look in the mirror and at least see a familiar face while she fights to regain a sense of normalcy in her life. Pantene founded the Beautiful Lengths program which encourages women and men to grow, cut, and donate their hair to make real hair wigs for women who have lost their hair due to cancer treatments. As Pantene Beautiful Lengths wigs are created, they are distributed for free through select Canadian Cancer Society wig banks across the country. Learn more about the Pantene Beautiful Lengths program at www.beautifullengths.ca.

 

The Canadian Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service. Visit the Society’s website at www.cancer.ca to learn more about its mission and activities.

 

MS Society
The mission of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada is: To be a leader in finding a cure for multiple sclerosis and enabling people affected by MS to enhance their quality of life. The MS Society’s two major programs provide hope for the future through the support of MS research into the cause, treatment and cure of the disease and hope for today through the many services that assist people with MS and their families. This disease impacts 55,000 to 75,000 Canadians who live with MS, and the MS Society of Canada is the only national voluntary organization in Canada that supports both MS research and services for people with MS and their families.

 

The MS Society organizes several fundraising events including the MS Read–A–Thon. The Read–A–Thon teaches elementary school children about multiple sclerosis, disability awareness and the importance of student literacy and recreational reading. The program is fun and promotes reading skills that will last a lifetime. Visit the MS Society’s website at www.mssociety.ca to learn more about the Read-A-Thon program and the rest of the Society’s activities.