5th Annual Ms. Letna Healing Hope Fundraising Brunch

Healing Hope Brunch FlyerEvent Overvew:
Join us Sunday, April 2nd, 2017 for the 5th Annual Ms. Letna Healing Hope Brunch at Sts. Peter and Paul Banquet Hall located at 231 Milner Ave, in Scarborough. We are proud that Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne has indicated that she would like to attend and we hope to hear about her advocacy in the area of healthcare and its impact on all Ontarians. The Scarborough and Rouge Hospital’s Dr. Theepa Sundaralingam, who specializes in oncology and internal medicine, will also deliver remarks.

You will be entertained with music from Tony Anthony, Mel C, Kwabena & the African Drummers Collective, Jeff the Trumpet Player and Anjelica Cole. There will also be a Fashion Show along with irresistible food for the palate.

How Funds are Used:
Last year we donated $7000 to the Cancer Care Program at the Scarborough and Rouge Hospital’s Centenary site. This means we have donated a total of $24,900 towards their Cancer Care Program! Since 2014, we have also had the pleasure of donating a total of $5,200 to the Jamaica Cancer Society’s Mammogram Department. The funds to the society will help to provide mammograms and ultrasounds for women who cannot afford to pay for this essential service. This year funds will also go towards the Georgetown Public Hospital in Guyana.

For tickets:

Letna Allen-Rowe:  647-406-5668
Foundation Supporting Scarborough & Rouge Hospital: 416-281-7342

Donate online: Ms Letna Healing Hope Donation

Powered by FundRazr

 

Ms. Letna Healing Hope| Season’s Greetings and Save-the-Date

Season’s Greetings and Happy New Year!

FROM THE HEALING HOPE BRUNCH ORGANIZING TEAM

This Christmas season, we thank you for your support!

With your help, this year, we donated $7,000 to the Cancer Care Program at the Rouge Valley Hospital. Over the last three years the team has donated $17,900.00 for the program and raised awareness on breast cancer, breast reconstructive surgery and prostate cancer.

Since 2014, We have also had the pleasure of donating a total of $2,900.00 to the Jamaica Cancer Society’s Mammogram Department. The funds were used towards the Society’s free mammogram screening program which helps women in financial need.

We’re happy to announce that we are organizing the event again in 2016 and with your help we hope to raise more funds for these two worthy causes. We look forward to receiving your continued support for the fourth annual event and will share more details in the new year.

May the joy and peace of Christmas be with you today and always.


Ms. Letna Healing Hope Fundraising Brunch Organizing Team

PHOTOS| 2015 Fundraiser

SAVE-THE-DATE:

4th Ms. Letna Healing Hope Fundraising Brunch


Date:
Sunday, April 3, 2016
Stay tuned for more information on the 4th Annual Ms. Letna Healing Hope Fundraising Brunch.

Time: 1-5pm
Location: Sts. Peter and Paul Banquet Hall| 231 Milner Avenue
Cost: $70

We’ll announce the performers, ticket sale locations and much more!

Save the Date: Sunday, March 29th – 3rd Annual Healing Hope Brunch

some text

March is around the corner, which means so is the Healing Hope Brunch. The 3rd Annual event will be happening Sunday, March 29th and we’re building on the momentum of the last two successful events.

Funds raised from this year’s event will be donated to the Breast Cancer Department of the Rouge Valley Hospital and the Jamaica Cancer Society.

Over the last two years Ms. Letna and her team raised $10,900.00 for the Rouge Valley hospital’s Breast Cancer Department.

They also assisted the Jamaica Cancer Society Mammogram Department, with $1300.00 which was directed to women with financial need so they could receive free mammograms.

Ms. Letna is organizing the event again and with your help she hopes to raise more funds for these two worthy causes. This year’s event will be filled with lots of entertainment, a fashion show, dancing, and irresistible food for the palate.

For tickets:

Letna Allen-Rowe: 416-628-3119, 647-406-5668
Rouge Valley Health System Foundation: 416-281-7342, 905-683-2320 ext 1212

Purchase online: www.ticketgateway.com

or

Donate online: Ms Letna Healing Hope Donation

 

2nd Healing Hope Brunch

some text

Ms. Letna in Association with Rouge Valley Health System Foundation presents the Healing Hope Brunch for the Cancer Department at Centenary Hospital.

Date:  March 30th, 1-5pm

Guest Speakers: Dr. Marietta Zorn, and Dr. Naresh Mohan

Featuring: Jimmey Reid, Mr. Cooper, Mel C, Forest Creek Steel Band Orchestra, Marley Edwards, Rochelle Robinson and Jestiena Salmon and Fashion Designs by Hylton House Designs, Premier Jour, N.I.S.E. Clothing and much more!

Host: Marcia Brown

Admission: $50

Location: St. Peter & Paul Banquet Hall237 Milner, Scarborough Ontario, M1S 5E3  Canada

For tickets call:
Letna Allen-Rowe: 416-628-3119, 416-783-5813, 647-406-5668
Rouge Valley Health System Foundation: 416-281-7342, 905-683-2320 ext 1212
Purchase online: www.ticketgateway.com
or make a donation online here if you’re not able to attend but want to contribute to the cause: https://2ndHealingHopeBrunchDonate.eventbrite.ca

 

Ms Letna’s Journey: A Cancer Story

some text

On December 16, 2011, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I was petrified, thinking that my life was coming to an end, as seen with so many others who have all gone before me. With the help of my family, daughter Yanique and my husband Arnold we vowed to fight the dreaded disease with everything we had. While going through my treatment, taking the cancer drug letrozole, multiple surgeries and reconstruction, it dawned on me that I should do something with my life instead of moping and crying everyday.

It is said that in their lifetime, one in six women will be affected by breast cancer, so we have to fight to erase that statistic. The thought of raising funds for the Rouge Valley Centenary hospital (my   treatment site) was running through my mind, so I decided to work towards it. I mentioned this idea to my doctors, and they all said that I should focus on my recovery first as the process may be too stressful on my body. Being the determined person that I am, I went ahead and planned the first “Ms. Letna Healing Hope Brunch”.

As a “Breast Cancer Survivor,” I have benefited from the services of the Centenary hospital, its team of doctors, oncologists, nurses, and volunteers. I pledged to give back to the hospital and I now aspire to double my efforts for the second year running. If I can replace one pair of surgical gloves, or even an injection needle, I may be able to help save a life from the dreaded effects of cancer, especially breast cancer.

Dr. Naresh Mohan, chief-of-staff at the Scarborough Centenary site, as well as Dr. Marietta Zorn, Plastic Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgeon will be the upcoming Guest Speakers at the Healing Hope Brunch. Last year, my cancer surgeon Dr. Tracey Asano and Dr. Chiarotto my Oncologist were the guest speakers.

In 2013, the first year of this event, we raised $5,500 which went directly to the Breast Cancer Department. My goal is to increase or double that amount of funds to the hospital each year. I hope that over a five year period I can give the Cancer Department, especially the Breast Cancer Unit, a gift of $30,000 or more. I will also be donating $1000 (CAD) which is equivalent to $100,000 (JAM) to the Jamaica Cancer Society to provide Mammogram and Ultrasound for needy women who cannot afford to pay for this service.

How did I survive breast cancer while continuing to do the things I love? I don’t cry, I don’t complain, I pray, I go to work to ensure my company continues to operate, I continue with my acting, as well as continuing to perform at banquets, parties, anniversaries and much more.

I am now in discussion with the Olive Branch of Hope organization and with The Taibu Community Health Services in Scarborough to host a “Scarborough Breast Cancer Support Group” for ethnic women. My hope is that this service will enlighten women about the disease as well as give them support to cope with it and to help them have a positive attitude which will give them the will to continue to live.

My wish is to see all women free of this dreadful disease, if not in my lifetime, hopefully in the lifetime of the next generation.

some text

Hylton House Designs to be Featured at the Healing Hope Brunch

some text

Hylton House carries show stopping designer originals that will remain in a lady’s closet for a life time. Their fashions are for the woman who wants to be-or is-more than average. The Hylton House collection evolved from personal fashions constructed by the founder and Director of Fashion, Sharon Wickham-Hylton, a woman who is more than average! Sharon regularly wore her original designs out to events. That’s where the compliments began, which were quickly followed by the requests for her to create incredible outfits for others and styling for film and television.

Ms. Hylton uses a wide range of fabrics imported from across the border and from other continents. Tasteful chiffons, stretch fibres, bold colours and metallic-the wide range appeals to one’s imagination with a classical-yet-modern flavour that works extremely well together.

Embracing the diversity in woman of all shapes and sizes, ethnic backgrounds and personalities, Hylton House will wow us in the fashion show for the Healing Hope Fundraising Brunch.

Check out Hylton House below

some text /Hylton-House
www.hyltonhouse.ca

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

Music by Sharon Dongen at the Healing Hope Brunch

some text

Sharon Dongen has had a dynamic professional career working in the IT corporate world for over 32 years. She served as a Supervisor of Information Technology for the Call Centre and Computer Operations at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre for over 27 years.

Sharon is now retired from the stressful world of the corporate world. The second half of her life has now begun. She now focuses on the things she truly loves; her family, her home, her garden, her music and helping those in need.

Sharon has never taken guitar lesson. She is a self- taught musician who learnt how to play by simply toying around with the only item she took with her when she migrated from Jamaica in 1976. Her guitar!

Sharon will be entertaining us with her guitar and vocals at the Healing Hope Fundraising Brunch.

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; Sharon Dongen; and Dylan and Amanda Boyd

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

Dave “Comfort” Vassell to Serenade Us at the Healing Hope Fundraiser

some text

With an appetite for good music and a stomach for fun, Comfort, (aka) Dave C Vassell, combines his childhood fantasy of fun with an adult’s perspective of relaxation and peace of mind.

He states, ‟Music is a gift from God above and should not be taken lightly or misused. I truly believe musicians are like shepherds leading the Fathers children. A well-written piece of music can influence millions of God’s children. My greatest desire will be to see people of all race and nations stand up hand in hand and rejoice together through the universal language – MUSIC”.

With a range of musical exposure, which spans from Reggae, R&B, Ska, Gospel and Soul, Comfort has performed at home and abroad as the lead singer for Toronto’s Ska sensational band, The Arsenals.

Comfort has opened the stage for the likes of Third World, Toots and the Matals, Freddy McGreggor,Morgan Heritage, Shaggy, Bounty Killa, Vybes Cartel Anthony B, Wayne Wonder, Steve Knight, Len Hammond, Buju Banton, General Trees, Brigadier Jerry, Peaches and Herb, the Manhattans, K-OS, Mos Def, Divine Earth Essence, Dawn Silva and Jill Scott.

Comfort soothes his audiences with his sensual and commanding voice that seems to suggest, “This is only the beginning”. Be sure to get your ticket for the Healing Hope fundraiser Brunch, happening April 7th, to vibe to his smooth tunes.

Comfort can be contacted below

some text /ArsenalSka
http://www.arsenalska.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

Rochelle Robinson to Dance at Healing Hope Fundraiser

some text

Rochelle Robinson is a 17-year-old straight-A French immersion high school student. She has great passion for the arts and is an aspiring and committed dancer, singer, and actress.

She co-starred in the Infinity Arts Studios musical production called, ‘At Last’ in 2005. Rochelle was given the opportunity to direct a play in the 2010/2011 school year which focused on the importance of friendship. She received an Award of Excellence “for directing” in the Annual     District Sears Ontario Drama Festival which made her the first student in her high school to ever win such a prestigious award.

She has been featured in many musicals and productions throughout her burgeoning career including Marcia Brown Productions’ “I Need To Know My Father”.

This dynamic young woman is also passionate about serving her community as such she is excited to contribute to the Healing Hope  Fundraising Brunch for Breast Cancer.

 

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

Ms. Letna and Her Healing Hope

some text

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