Recent Fundraisers
Trial By Fire and our 7th Annual Leap of Faith

Special thanks goes out to all of our amazing donors, partners and fundraisers for working so hard to spread the word of AboutFace! This year's Leap of Faith event raised over $15,000 in support of Camp Trailblazers, and the Trial By Fire movie premiere (organized by Dr. Barry Lycka) raised close to $18,000 in support of AboutFace. Please click "Read More" to read about our most recent fundraisers!

Laugh And Talk Until The Sun Goes Down 
by Christine De la Cruz

What a wonderful way to start my summer vacation! This past May, I had the opportunity to attend MY FIRST EVER AboutFace Leadership Retreat in Guelph, Ontario. Call me cliché, but it was indeed a life changing experience. I felt like I learned a lot more about myself and had my self-esteem boosted within 5 days. We laughed, we cried, and we talked until the sun went down. During the week, we did a lot of enjoyable activities, some of which were informative, self-esteem boosting, and team building. 

AboutFace National Scholarship
Congrats Michelle Harwood and Hayley Hasessian!


Every year, we award the AboutFace National Scholarship to two deserving youth to put towards their post secondary education. This year, the recipients are Michelle Harwood and Hayley Hasessian. Michelle will be attending Queens University pursuing a Bachelor of Science and plans to become a Pediatric Craniofacial Surgeon or Family Physician; and Hayley will be attending the Ontario College of Art and Design University to pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts in photography and plans to pursue post graduate studies and become a Child Life Specialist. Read what they said about how AboutFace has affected their lives and influenced their life long goals.

Can I Go Next Year??
By Jeannie Ludewigt

My daughter is 10 years old and attended her first Camp Trailblazers in September 2013.  We received the information for camp from the Cleft Palate Clinic in Hamilton, where August got her cleft lip and palate repair. I mentioned it to August and she was very interested in going to the camp. 


When it was finally time for camp, we waited eagerly in Barrie for the bus to arrive. Once the bus arrived I began to worry that August might get cold feet going off somewhere strange by herself, but when the bus stopped, the most wonderful person came out and straight over to August and said, "Hi August!".  We found out the August was the newbie so it was easy for Colleen to recognize her. 

Programs and Services
Camp Trailblazers


Camp Trailblazers has begun! As we speak, our Camp Director Colleen is in Nova Scotia having a blast at the first camp of 2014! Don't have your child miss out on a life changing experience - sign up now for our upcoming camps! 


Ontario (deadline today!) - August 13-17

Manitoba - September 18-21

Newfoundland - October -5


Click below for more information and to see what other programs and events we have coming up this summer! 

Events and Fundraisers
The Rotary Club of Toronto's 66th Annual Golf Tournament


When: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 11:00am

Where: Richmond Hill Golf Club, 8755 Bathurst Street, Richmond Hill. 


The RCT golf tournament is designed as a relaxed, enjoyable, fun day where club members and friends can get together and enjoy lots of laughs, jokes and tell stories. As Rotarians, there is, of course, a good cause to be supported. The proceeds of this year's tournament will go to AboutFace, and hopefully send ten to fifteen children to Camp Trailblazers.

Read on for more info on this and other upcoming AboutFace events.

Welcome to our New Board Members!


AboutFace would like to welcome our newest members to the Board of Directors - John Balogh and Chris Rhame! John has been a dedicated AboutFace volunteer for many years and is a life coach, and Chris Rhame comes to us from SAP Canada where he is the Sr. Vice President and General Manager - Services Canada. Please read more to see their full bios!

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