All proceeds from ticket sales – a total of $50,000 – as well as nearly $10,000 raised in silent auction sales will go directly to Grand River Hospital to renovate and create a sensory treatment and waiting room. This room provides in-patient and emergency pediatric oncology patients a private space outside of the general emergency waiting area at the hospital.
It will feature state-of-the-art technology that will allow each child to enjoy the space, and to stay calm prior to receiving difficult medical procedures such as spinal taps.
The above video provides a sneak peak of the space. It also features an important song in the background called “Time To Shine”, which is played for a child when they reach the end of their treatment at the POGO Satellite Centre.