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Feb
4
Sat
Kendra’s Walk 2023
Feb 4 all-day
Feb
14
Tue
The Mac Project
Feb 14 all-day

THE MAC PROJECT

It’s that time of year again! 😊 This year is the 5th annual fundraiser that I am holding in honor of my dad who passed away in November of 2018.

On November 27, 2017, my dad was diagnosed with an unforgivable and incurable disease – pancreatic cancer. Doctors told us that there was no cure to date, only palliative options – and so my family began fighting a battle with an unknown result. Fast forward not enough time, countless chemotherapy sessions and trips in and out of the ER, November 19, 2018, just shy of 1 year of my dad’s diagnosis, he surrendered himself to this unforgiving disease. As you can imagine, it was the hardest thing my family (a household of dad, mom and 3 girls growing up) not only to watch our Superman get weaker and weaker but to then say goodbye much too soon in life.

Five years ago, right around this time, I started a fundraiser and called it “The Mac Project”. I was lucky enough to have dad around, doing what he does best and being my #1 fan and supporter. I focused this project around Valentine’s day to express love and raise funds for Cancer Care Manitoba Foundation and their research so that families like mine could be given more answers and hope in the future. As you may or may not know, I am a case manager by day, and a baking fiend by night. My ultimate passion is baking, and so I thought, what better way to share my passion with my community while raising awareness about the fight against cancer. I dedicate this project not only to my dad, but to everyone who has been touched by cancer. Whether it be yourself, fighting a battle, a friend or family member, or to celebrate the life of someone who ended their battle – we are all touched by this in one way or another, and there is hope.

As this is a milestone year for The Mac Project, this years theme will be “Dad’s Favorites” which will include all of dad’s favorite flavors, experiences and things, including a special tribute to our beloved “Maddy Girl” who we lost unexpectedly this passed Christmas Eve. Dad of course, adored her more than words can express.

Please join me in celebrating the lives of our loved ones by supporting this cause.

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THE MAC PROJECT 2023

What: 10 assorted macarons (10 different flavors and this year’s theme is “Dad’s Favorites” which will include all of dad’s favorites, experiences and things

When: Pick up dates Feb 13-14 at my home address (I live in Bright Oaks, in Winnipeg – 2 minutes from St. Vital Mall)

PRE-ORDER and payment by February 1, 2023

How much: $35 per box

Payment method: e-transfer timrika.galang@gmail.com or cash (all proceeds will be donated to Cancer Care Manitoba Foundation)

Contact: email rsbp.bakes@gmail.com, 204-997-7722 (text or call), Facebook (Rika Sherlynn P. Galang). Also find me on Instagram @rsbp.bakes to follow The Mac Project!

On behalf of my family, thank you for your continued support! 😊

Feb
17
Fri
Curling for a Cure Funspiel @ Minnedosa Curling Club
Feb 17 – Feb 19 all-day
Feb
19
Sun
KidFish Ice Fishing Derby @ Selkirk Float Plane Base
Feb 19 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

KidFish Ice Fishing Derby

All in support of CancerCare Manitoba Foundation and the Childrens Hospital

Selkirk Float Plane Base 10am-2pm, Gates open at 8am

FIRST 600 kids get a free rod and reel!

Feb
25
Sat
Sarah and Miles’s Wedding
Feb 25 all-day
Feb
28
Tue
Alexa’s Big Chop for Cancer
Feb 28 all-day

Alexa’s Big Chop for Cancer

Call a Foul on Cancer Lavender Lace Up
Feb 28 all-day
Mar
1
Wed
Alexa’s Big Chop for Cancer
Mar 1 all-day

Alexa’s Big Chop for Cancer

Mar
5
Sun
Pretty in Pink Ladies Party @ Polish Association Sokol of St Boniface
Mar 5 all-day
Mar
15
Wed
A Gold-Plated Evening @ RBC Convention Centre, York Ballroom
Mar 15 @ 6:00 pm

Be a part of A Gold-Plated Evening – a memorable fundraising event. This year’s A Gold-Plated Evening, presented by the Paul Albrechtsen Foundation, will be the first time we gather in person since 2018 to raise critical funds to support the 3,500 men in Manitoba who will receive a cancer diagnosis this year.

The evening will feature a conversation facilitated by the inimitable Greg Bieber, together with renowned CancerCare Manitoba oncologist, Dr. Ralph Wong, and CancerCare Manitoba patient Matt Bell, miracle cancer “thriver” and local business entrepreneur. Together they will explore the evolving cancer landscape, importance of advancements in research and treatments, and the progress and the hope possible for Manitoba men with cancer.

Passionate researchers and clinicians at CancerCare Manitoba persist in their hard work to improve outcomes and lives and you can help them in their efforts. Manitobans are counting on us to be part of the solution and we welcome the opportunity to share A Gold-Plated Evening with you, where together you can help support the ultimate goal – finding a cure.

Your investment will change the lives of men and their families facing this disease today, and will help prevent cancer for future generations. Know that all funds raised through your support of this hallmark event stay right here in Manitoba.