November 2012- Vol. 8, ISS. 5   



With Halloween behind us, and the holidays around the corner, now is the perfect time to reflect on everything that has gone on over the past year, and start planning some amazing things for 2013.   


This fall was busy for AboutFace: September we kicked off the AboutFace National Facial Differences Awareness Month; we held our 8th year of Camp Trailblazers; and we hosted our ever popular Wine in the Courtyard Event which raised over $14,000.


Also don't forget to check out our EVENTS section to see what is coming up, and our RESOURCES PAGE to see the new AboutFace Reading List! 



In this issue...  



Dionne Reid

Dionne Reid works for Scotiabank and is a dedicated AboutFace volunteer. She wanted to share why she decided to get involved with AboutFace and what it means to her:


I decided to become a volunteer with AboutFace because although I do not have someone in my family with a facial difference, I do have a brother with Cerebral Palsy. So I understand through him on a different level, what it is like to be treated as though you are different. When certain people see someone that they more>> 

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Easy Ways to Raise Money for AboutFace

by Emily Tye  


ThAboutFace Logois holiday season; remember there are more ways to support AboutFace than to just donate directly. There are so many easy and fun ways that anyone can fundraise! One of the wonderfully generous things some people have been doing is having their friends and family donate to AboutFace instead of giving them gifts for their more>>  

 Shannon Goes To Camp!  
by Shannon Lins - Trailblazer

I went to camp Trailblazers this year because I went to the camp previous years before this year and I loved it! Each year the experience of camp is so amazing and so much fun. I meet new people each year I go and I see old friends from past years that I reunite with; with the more>>   

Anthony's Camp Trailblazers Interview 

by Colleen Wheatley interviewing Anthony LaFlamme-Lemieux 


Recently, Camp Trailblazer Director Colleen Wheatley sat down with Anthony LaFlamme-Lemieux to talk about his experience with Camp Trailblazers.

Anthony is proud to explain that he attended the very first AboutFace retreat back in 2003, before it more>>  
Wine in the Courtyard 
by Emily Tye 
wine event On September 15th, AboutFace hosted our popular Wine in the Courtyard, held in the courtyard at the beautiful Berkeley Castle in downtown Toronto. The event brought many patrons of AboutFace out to raise awareness and to raise money through our silent and more>>
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Anna Pileggi
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