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In support of the Canadian Red Cross for Fort Mac
On May 13 2016 Corinda Chandler and Michael Dodds performed at The Gravity Espresso and Wine Bar,Calgary. 25 % of the proceeds were donated to The Canadian Red Cross in support of Fort Mac
Charity Fundraiser: "For The Love Of It" in support of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation
On Feb 14 2004 Corinda (Cori Chandler ) performed two benefit concerts "For The Love Of It " in support of The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation at The Wesley United Church, 1315 7th St. SW Calgary, AB. Her mom had been diagnosed with breast cancer in 2000 .These benefit concerts raised over 10,000 dollars for The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.
Mission Statement Written by Corinda(Cori) Chandler : "For The Love Of It " in support of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation
"Four years ago my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. The journey that began December 1999 has forever changed my life. My mom has become my hero and I her friend.
Every minute of every day families have breast cancer invade their lives. One in nine women will develop breast Cancer in their lifetime. This year in Canada 21,000 women will hear the words 'You have breast cancer.' No one is prepared for this reality, and every story is unique; a day to day progression on an emotional roller coaster. I have learned that this disease engulfs every emotion of the human spirit denial, fear, anger, hope and love. On that December day none of us wanted to believe this was happening, but four days later the reality set in as my mom lost her breast. What we didn't know at that time was that this was just the beginning; that there were to be many highs and lows ahead, and that all of us would have to fight our fears to comfort her through the physical and emotional battle she was facing.
I stood with my mom, the day the bandages were removed and saw everything become real to her. She remembered feeding her babies and the heights of passion in her life, and grieved for her loss. For the first time I saw my mom as a woman and realized she needed me to be her friend.
Breast Cancer is not only a disease that ravages the body; it attacks a human beings spirit, self-esteem, and does not allow you to hide. I have watched my friend, my mom take one day at a time, the good, the bad and the ugly. We have had days filled with blessings, tears, anger, frustration, laughter, and we rejoice! My mom is a survivor and every day, Every month, every year becomes a milestone.
The truth is we will all be touched by Breast Cancer. We will all know one of those nine women. Every story will become real, every physical and emotional journey will have the face of someone we love. Until that miraculous day Breast Cancer is erased from the world, we can all reach out to take the hand of those on this roller coaster; to help them embrace the realities, to comfort their fears, to allow their anger and frustration to have a voice, to impassion hope, rejoice in every hurdle crossed and most importantly to nurture their spirit to overcome."
"For The Love Of It" Benefit Concert, in support of The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation
Message From Corinda (Cori) Chandler
One in nine women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. This year in Canada 21,000 women will hear the words, "You have breast cancer". No one is prepared for this reality, and every story is unique; a day to day progression on an emotional rollercoaster. The truth is we will all be touched by this disease. Every story will become real, every physical and emotional journey will have the face of someone we love. Until that miraculous day when breast cancer is erased from the world, we can all reach out to take the hand of those on this rollercoaster; to help them embrace the realities, to comfort their fears , to allow their anger and frustration to have a voice, to impassion hope rejoice in every hurdle crossed and most importantly to nurture their spirit to overcome hurdle crossed and most importantly to nurture their spirit to overcome.
Message from my mom, Mirja Helena Davies, "For The Love Of It" Benefit Concert, in support of The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation
Today I learned of yet another woman diagnosed. Last year a close friend. Four years ago myself. My name is Mirja Helena Hakkinen Davies, and I am a breast cancer survivor now entering my fifth year of the fight.
Despite having had a full mastectomy, dealing with the effects of tamoxifen daily and questioning my own future I continue the fight with courage; a fight which tests the strength of human character yet also reminds ourselves and those around us of the importance of embracing each day with hope, love and joy.
In any room you enter, there will be someone, whether directly or peripherally, who has been affected by this disease. With the ongoing fundraising events, donations and volunteers which enable continued research, hopefully science will be able to create a future without breast cancer. In the meantime the love and support from family and friends make each day that much better.
Corinda is my daughter of whom I am very proud as she too has learned to take something negative and turn it into a positive life experience. I encourage everyone to continue this battle; as my daughter is doing with love and caring as shown by her benefit concert "For The Love Of It".
Mirja Helena Davies
"For The Love Of It" Fundraiser in support of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation
Wesley United Church, 1315 7th St. SW Calgary, AB
Saturday, February 14 2004 , Valentine's Day, Two Shows 6:00 PM and 9:30 PM
With grateful acknowledgement to the community
Silent Auction: Purdy's Chocolates, Fairmont Olympic Hotel Seattle, Fairmont Vancouver Airport, Delta Lodge at Kananaskis, Bow Valley Jewellers, Calgary Hitmen, Bernard Callebaut Chocolates, Fairmont Palliser, Catalyst hair Group, Calgary Police Service, ENMAX Corporation, Calgary Stampeder Football Club, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Fairmont Banff Springs and Mr and Mrs Albert Pearce
Donating Time and Effort : The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, Brad Nielsen, David Lund Corporate Office Fairmont Hotels, Megan Lloyd, Holly Palmer, Gary McCowan, Mike Murray, Dorothy Bateman, Mr and Mrs Albert Pearce, and David Brodsky
Acknowledgements and thank you From Mayor Dave Bronconnier, and Premier Ralph Klein
Denim and Diamonds Benefit in support of Camp Jean Nelson, and the Canadian Diabetes Association
On July 9, 2002 Corinda (Cori) Chandler performed at Denim and Diamonds in support of The Canadian Diabetes Association's Camp Jean Nelson. This disease effects more than 2 million people in Canada. The Canadian Diabetes Association offers this camp each summer for children with diabetes. Denim and Diamonds raised over $ 50,000 to send children with diabetes to Camp Jean Nelson.