Ms. Letna giving back through Healing Hope Brunch – Rouge Valley Write Up

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Cancer survivor holding fundraiser to support Centenary Oncology Program, April 7

March 26, 2013 — When it comes to fighting cancer, having hope is a key element to overcoming the odds. So Letna Allen-Rowe is working hard to bring more hope to the staff, doctors and patients of Rouge Valley Centenary hospital’s (RVC) Oncology Unit through a special event next week, The Healing Hope Fundraising Brunch.

“This hospital is my home hospital and they literally saved my life,” says Ms. Letna, who is a survivor of breast cancer, diagnosed in 2011. “I’m passionate about cancer care there because they took good care of me when I was a patient. Now I want to give back, because they need the fundraising support to be able to provide the best care for more patients that rely on their home hospital, like I did.”

The Healing Hope Fundraising Brunch features a fantastic lineup of entertainment, with amazing gospel singers, fashion by talented Stacy-Ann Buchanan Productions, and even a couple of special guest speakers from RVC’s Oncology team, who will share their knowledge on cancer care. Ms. Letna, a performer and singer herself, is very excited to bring together talented singers like Rayon & Paulette White, Dave ‘Comfort’ Vassell, Rochelle Robinson, Sharon Dongen and Donett Thompson-Hall for the audience’s listening pleasure.

The brunch takes place at the St. Peter and Paul Banquet Hall in Scarborough, Sunday, April 7 from 1 to 5 p.m. Tickets are $50 and all proceeds support RVC’s Oncology Program. Find out more at www.MsLetna.com. Tickets are available to be purchased online at www.ticketgateway.com, or they can be purchased at the Rouge Valley Health System Foundation’s RVC office at 2867 Ellesmere Rd. or by calling 416-281-7342.

Date: Sunday, April 7, 2013, Time: 1 to 5 p.m. Location: St. Peter and Paul Banquet Hall, 237 Milner Street, in Scarborough’s north end.

Source: http://foundationchat.blogspot.ca/2013/03/ms-letna-giving-back-through-healing.html

680 News Write Up on Ms Letna’s Healing Hope Fundraising Brunch

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Cancer patient raising funds for hospital that treats her

Delia Rismay

TORONTO — The Scarborough Rouge River Hospital has a few sponsors and donors. But they never expected one of their fundraisers to be one of their current patients.

Letna Allen-Rowe, who goes by her stage name, Miss Letna, was diagnosed with breast cancer on December 6, 2011. Through all the chemotherapy and radiation she’s going through, she’s decided that the care she gets from the hospital is so good, she needs to give back to it.

“The doctors, the nurses, the volunteers are wonderful,” Miss Letna says. “But the oncology department needs funds to make their department better.”

The Healing Hope Fundraising Brunch will feature a fashion show, gospel music and speeches from the hospital’s doctors and surgeons. Tickets are $50 each.

It will take place on Sunday, April 7th, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., at St. Peter and Paul Banquet Hall. The hall is located at 237 Milner Street, in Scarborough’s north end.

Source: http://www.680news.com/2013/03/24/cancer-patient-raising-funds-for-hospital-that-treats-her/

 

 

Ms. Letna and Her Healing Hope

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I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer December 16, 2011, very scared thinking that my life would come to an end, but with the help of my family, my daughter Yanique and my husband Arnold, we vowed to fight it will all our might, and that we did.

While going through treatment taking Letrozole and more surgery, and reconstruction, I sat one day in Dr. Tracey Asano’s office, and I said to myself that I have to do something for the Cancer Department at the hospital especially for Breast Cancer.

I laughed at my self, reconstructed and all, mentioned my bright idea to my doctor. She said get healed first. But, I said, this is going to be a part of my healing process.

So today, it gives me great joy and pleasure to see this brunch come to reality.

I would like to thank my committee for their time and dedication to this effort, the Doctors and Nurses and their assistants and secretaries at the Rouge Valley Centenary hospital for their time with me and for keeping up with me with all my antics, without them I probably would not have the courage to do this.

I thank my husband Arnold, my daughter Yanique, my sisters and brother, aunt and uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins for their love and support. Not to be out done my church family of Malvern Methodist Church and the cast and crew of “I Need to Know My Father”.

I thank you all for your love and support, and remember ‘the life you change today could be yours’.

So much Love,

Letna Allen-Rowe
Ms Letna

Event Info:

Ms. Letna in Association with Rouge Valley Health System Foundation present the Healing Hope Fundraising Brunch benefitting the Cancer Department at Rouge Valley Centenary hospital.

Guest Speakers: Dr. Tracey Asano and Dr. James Chiarotto

Featuring: Fashion Show by Stacy-Ann Buchanan Productions with designs from  Mina Danielle and Hylton House; Rayon & Paulette White; Dave “Comfort” Vassell; Donnett Thompson-Hall; Rochelle Robinson; and Sharon Dongen

Hosted by: Marcia Brown

Date: Sunday, 7 April, 2013
Cost: $50
Time: 1pm-5pm
Location: Sts. Peter & Paul Banquet Hall 237 Milner Ave

For tickets call:
Letna Allen-Rowe: 416-286-4857, 416-628-3119, 416-783-5813, 647-406-5668
Rouge Valley Health System Foundation: 416-281-7342, 905-683-2320 ext 1212
Purchase online: 
http://www.ticketgateway.com/ticketing/events.php?out=side&shareid=1534
or make a donation online here if you’re not able to attend but want to contribute to the cause: http://msletnahealinghope.eventbrite.ca

Gospel Artist Donnett Thompson-Hall to sing at Healing Hope Fundraiser

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Donnett is truly a “Rare Diamond” who endeavors to propel towards greatness. Her talent is a gift from God that she will forever hold dear. She continues to use her blessings to uplift those in need and to raise awareness of great causes. As such, she’s delighted to perform at the upcoming Healing Hope Fundraiser as it serves to raise funds to tackle breast cancer.

Donnett Thompson-Hall (Sis. Marie) a renowned gospel recording artist is a Rare Diamond. She is a dynamic singer who ministers under the power of the anointing, allowing God to take full control.

Donnett has performed locally and internationally. She has been blessed with countless opportunities to lift her voice in song for Heads of state, including a former Prime Minister of Canada. One of her impressive appearances was at the International Models and Talent Association (IMTA) show in New York City, achieving third place honors amidst hundreds of contestants. Her performance was electrifying, a natural charisma that drew her audience to her.

Donnett creates musical magic wherever she performs. She was a featured performer of the Canadian National Anthem on CBC Radio. She also won the T H Haughton award of merit for her performance.

In March 2011, Donnett launched her album “Ultimate Source.” Since then her music is being aired in North America, the Caribbean, Europe and Asia. Within a few weeks the album attained the number 8 position on the TOP 50 Best Sellers List for VP Records.  International radio stations got wind of the album and have been giving it frequent air play. Radio programs have been using songs from the album to open and close their shows

Songs such as Main Purpose, Ultimate Source, Leave me at the altar and Samson from the album have stayed consistently in the Top Ten.

Recently, Donnett has received two awards from the Caribbean Gospel Music Award USA; Top International Album of the Year (Ultimate Source) and Top International Song of the Year (Samson). 

Donnett has taken the time to let God’s richest blessings flow in her life. She has been blessed with a wonderful husband who has written songs that are on the album. Her ultimate passion is to minister to many in song, bringing each one closer to Christ.

Donnett Thompson can be contacted below

some text /donnett.thompson
 some text @Donnettt
www.reverbnation.com/donnettthompson

Event Info:

Ms. Letna in Association with Rouge Valley Health System Foundation present the Healing Hope Fundraising Brunch benefitting the Cancer Department at Rouge Valley Centenary hospital.

Guest Speakers: Dr. Tracey Asano and Dr. James Chiarotto

Featuring: Fashion Show by Stacy-Ann Buchanan Productions with designs from  Mina Danielle and Hylton House; Rayon & Paulette White; Dave “Comfort” Vassell; Donnett Thompson-Hall; Rochelle Robinson; and Sharon Dongen

Hosted by: Marcia Brown

Date: Sunday, 7 April, 2013
Cost: $50
Time: 1pm-5pm
Location: Sts. Peter & Paul Banquet Hall 237 Milner Ave

For tickets call:
Letna Allen-Rowe: 416-286-4857, 416-628-3119, 416-783-5813, 647-406-5668
Rouge Valley Health System Foundation: 416-281-7342, 905-683-2320 ext 1212
Purchase online: 
http://www.ticketgateway.com/ticketing/events.php?out=side&shareid=1534
or make a donation online here if you’re not able to attend but want to contribute to the cause: http://msletnahealinghope.eventbrite.ca

Mina Danielle Designs Showcasing at Healing Hope Fundraiser

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Dorothy Attakora, is the owner and CEO of Mina Danielle Designs, timeless African inspired clothing founded in 2009. Mina Danielle designs are exclusive Africentric creations that take rise from the beautiful continent of Africa. They feature everything from vibrant batik’s, traditional Ashante kente, bold tie dye’s that make a statement, to riveting wax prints and glamorous lace prints.

Due to Dorothy’s background in Sociology and Global Studies, her aim is to create a social business unlike any other in Toronto, and aims to be set apart on the International stage as well. At Mina Danielle, Dorothy chooses to challenge the notions of beauty by allowing clients to self identify. The goal is to create a space and canvas where women from around the world can celebrate and accentuate their beauty.

In the spirit of giving back to community, proceeds of your purchases from Mina Danielle go to assisting organizations in Kenya and Ghana providing support and care to women living with HIV and their children.

Additionally, Dorothy’s Mina Danielle Designs will be showcased in the Healing Hope Fundraising Brunch for Breast Cancer. Her fantastic African infused designs will be featured in the fashion show produced by Stacy-Ann Buchanan Productions. Visit the links below to get a taste of what you’ll see.

Stay in touch with Dorothy and Mina Danielle Designs!

some text http://www.facebook.com/pages/mina-danielle-designs
 some text @minadanielle
minadanielledesigns@gmail.com
www.minadanielle.com 

Event Info:

Ms. Letna in Association with Rouge Valley Health System Foundation present the Healing Hope Fundraising Brunch benefitting the Cancer Department at Rouge Valley Centenary hospital.

Guest Speakers: Dr. Tracey Asano and Dr. James Chiarotto

Featuring: Fashion Show by Stacy-Ann Buchanan Productions with designs from  Mina Danielle and Hylton House; Rayon & Paulette White; Dave “Comfort” Vassell; Donnett Thompson-Hall; Rochelle Robinson; and Sharon Dongen

Hosted by: Marcia Brown

Date: Sunday, 7 April, 2013
Cost: $50
Time: 1pm-5pm
Location: Sts. Peter & Paul Banquet Hall 237 Milner Ave

For tickets call:
Letna Allen-Rowe: 416-286-4857, 416-628-3119, 416-783-5813, 647-406-5668
Rouge Valley Health System Foundation: 416-281-7342, 905-683-2320 ext 1212
Purchase online: 
http://www.ticketgateway.com/ticketing/events.php?out=side&shareid=1534
or make a donation online here if you’re not able to attend but want to contribute to the cause: http://msletnahealinghope.eventbrite.ca

Stacy-Ann Buchanan Producing Fashion Show for Healing Hope Fundraiser

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The Healing Hope Fundraising Brunch for Breast Cancer is quickly approaching and we’re highlighting the dynamic people playing a role in making the April 7th event possible.

Stacy-Ann Buchanan receives the first spotlight and she shines. This passionate young woman is a professionally trained theater and film actress. She has numerous theater productions, several commercials and film credits under her belt. Stacy-Ann has not only served as spokes-model for several clothing lines but she is also an accomplished commercial Model who has graced magazine editorials, fashion shows, swimsuit calendars, makeup tutorial videos, and been featured in numerous other projects.

In 2009 she produced and hosted her first talk show with ThatChannel and worked as a hostess/interviewer with Urban Review for events happening in and around the city of Toronto. In September of 2010 Stacy-Ann landed her first leading role in a short film called Trespassing, which has amassed great reviews.

In 2012 she started her own production company, Stacy-Ann Buchanan Productions. Her company produced its first event The Mystic Effect, a show that skillfully fused all the elements of art together. The Mystic Effect was a well received, sold out event, and as a result it will now become an annual event. This firmly planted Stacy-Ann as a Producer and Creative Director.

Stacy-Ann is an incredibly accomplish woman wearing many hats. Added to this list is her unwavering dedication to her community and her desire to give back. As such, she sits on the organizing committee of the Healing Hope Fundraising Brunch for Breast Cancer and she will also be producing the fashion show at the event. Stacy-Ann promises that the show is going to be hot and a great preview to the second Annual Mystic Effect.

If you haven’t already purchased your ticket, we suggest you do so. Come out and see the fashion show produced by this talented woman, which will also feature amazing designs from Mina Danielle and Hylton House.

Stay tuned for more updates from this young entrepreneur!

some text@StacyAnnBuchanan
 some text @Stacynbuchanan
www.StacyAnnBuchanan.com

Event Info:

Ms. Letna in Association with Rouge Valley Health System Foundation present the Healing Hope Fundraising Brunch benefitting the Cancer Department at Rouge Valley Centenary hospital.

Guest Speakers: Dr. Tracey Asano and Dr. James Chiarotto

Featuring: Fashion Show by Stacy-Ann Buchanan Productions with designs from  Mina Danielle and Hylton House; Rayon & Paulette White; Dave “Comfort” Vassell; Donnett Thompson-Hall; Rochelle Robinson; and Sharon Dongen

Hosted by: Marcia Brown

Date: Sunday, 7 April, 2013
Cost: $50
Time: 1pm-5pm
Location: Sts. Peter & Paul Banquet Hall 237 Milner Ave

For tickets call:
Letna Allen-Rowe: 416-286-4857, 416-628-3119, 416-783-5813, 647-406-5668
Rouge Valley Health System Foundation: 416-281-7342, 905-683-2320 ext 1212
Purchase online: 
http://www.ticketgateway.com/ticketing/events.php?out=side&shareid=1534
or make a donation online here if you’re not able to attend but want to contribute to the cause: http://msletnahealinghope.eventbrite.ca