Jacob’s Ladder, The Canadian Foundation for the Control of Neurodegenerative Disease is a charitable organization founded in 1998, which aims to benefit children like Jacob Schwartz and reduce the occurrences of neurodegenerative disease in the future. A group of dedicated business and community leaders, doctors, researchers and concerned parents came together to form this organization. Genumarkers Aaron Greenberg and Mark Freed have known Jacob’s parents for many years and they have contributed to the events for some time.
Click here to watch videos on the Jacob’s Ladder story!
After the hugely successful Jake’s Gigantic Give event that took place on November 24 and 25 this message was posted from Jacob and his family:
Alone we can do so little, together we can so much! Helen Keller
We think Jacob would say the same thing….Look what we did together! Hundreds came to discover magic PURE MAGIC. All of you helped in your own unique and powerful way. Thousands of gifts were given away to those who need them the most. Hundreds of teenagers were role models leading youngsters on a mission of kindness. This weekend showcased the contagious and heartfelt power that we all have in us to give unconditionally and unselfishly.
Look what people are saying….
“My kids learned a valuable lesson about giving to others. “
Thank you, all of you for being part of the Jacob’s Ladder family. As we take a moment to pause and reflect, an overwhelming feeling of calm and comfort takes over as we are completely humbled by this community. At first you were there for us, now all of us are there for so many others.
From everything we have in us, we wish to thank all of you for helping to drive this vision. From our family to yours – Look what we have ALL DONE TOGETHER!
With Love and great appreciation,
Jacob and his family
P.S. At Jake’s Gigantic Give YOU gave big!! Xo
“Maddy went to bed in her angel shirt as she said it made her “feel good.”
“Jack felt so proud of himself and his brothers for donating gifts to others. As he was going to bed tonight, Jack said that he was proud of his little brothers for doing a mitzvah – I think that is pretty special coming from a four year old boy.”
You can find out more information and follow Jacob’s Ladder by clicking the links below
Jacob’s Ladder Website | Facebook | Twitter
Genumark’s Brenda Kuepfer is a proud sponsor of the Family Insurance Solutions Charity Golf Tournament.
To date Family Insurance Solutions Inc. have raised over $280,000 for charity organizations. This year they aim to top $300,000 which we are sure they will achieve!
So far the money that has been donated to UNICEF has funded the infrastructure of a pediatric HIV/AIDS medical facility in Mozambique and provided relief to the citizens of Haiti after the earthquake.
Since 2010, in addition to continuing to support UNICEF, Family has chosen to focus its attention on children closer to home – Boys & Girls Clubs within the province of British Columbia.
The Boys & Girls Clubs have been in existence for over 75 years providing programs that promote the physical, educational and social development of children and youth. They offer substance abuse counseling programs, parent support groups and Camp Potlatch on Howe Sound. All of these services are designed to help children and youth achieve their full positive potential to become contributing community members.
For more detailed information about these registered charity organizations visit their websites at: www.unicef.com | www.bgccan.com
All details on the golf tournament can be found below:
Date: Wednesday September 19, 2012
Registration: Opens 9:00 am (Lunch Box provided)
Tee Off: 11:00 am (Texas Scramble)
Reception: 5:00 pm (Reception at 5:00, Dinner at 6:00)
Location: Westwood Plateau Golf & Country Club, BC, Canada
Family Insurance Solutions Charity Golf Tournament Website
Genumark’s Ken Dumond at the Moxie’s Charity Golf Event in support of the Women & Children’s Shelter Barrie at Settler’s Ghost Golf Club.
Genumark along with many other Sponsors raised over $26,000! Nice job everyone!
Click here for more photographs from the event
This month the Genumark Blog turns one! It has been a great year full of exciting new products, client events, charity work and Genumark achievements.
The most recent is Genumark being named in Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies program for 2011, sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC, National Post and Queen’s School of Business.
We would love to feature you or your company on the Genumark Blog. We see our blog as an extension of our services by promoting you further via our social media outlets. The post could be about a unique product we have made for your business or we can help you get the word out for an up coming event.
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This will be the 6th year that Genumark’s David Lewenberg has taken part in the Scotiabank Pro-Am Hockey Tournament.
The Scotiabank Pro-Am for Alzheimer’s, in support of the Gordie & Colleen Howe Fund, is the ultimate hockey experience. This one-of-a-kind event allows the average weekend warriors to strap on their skates and team up with some of the greatest hockey players to ever hit the ice. The Scotiabank Pro-Am is the largest event of its kind in Canada and provides memories that will last a life time.
David can bee seen below with Hockey Hall of Fame member and spokesperson for the Scotiabank Pro Am Alzheimer’s event Gordie Howie.
(Cap signed by Gordi & Marty Howe)
Proceeds go towards Baycrest which is an internationally renowned academic health sciences centre with a focus on the aging brain.
David’s father is currently battling Alzheimer’s, so this is very personal for him . He looks great however this hides what David knows is really happening. He is often confused and disoriented. Thankfully, he still remembers David and his family but time is not on their side. Please do your part in helping beat this terrible disease.
With your help David can really stick it to Alzheimer’s and reach his goal of $10,000 before May!
Help David with his truly amazing contribution by clicking here.