On September 15, 2018, Solving X hosted its first ever fundraising event, Brushstrokes. The team was moved beyond words to witness an amazing community of family and friends come together to raise a magnificent $15,000! The generous donation allowed Solving X to contribute towards the New Ideas Grant Competition within the SickKids Centre for Brain and Mental Health, supporting scientists conducting research for ALD. All of this was made possible because of you. Thank you!
Success Of Our First Ever Fundraiser
Brushstrokes was a full-day art bonanza! Families enjoyed a fun-filled morning or afternoon of painting portraits–often with their hands! Our makeshift art studio had music, idol celebrities like Spiderman and Disney princesses and of course, food! In the evening, we dimmed the lights and hosted an 18+ session, indulging in a more intimate atmosphere with drinks alongside the canvases.
Paying It Forward
Painting the Future of ALD Research
Brushstrokes was a registered event under the SickKids Activators Program, a campaign initiative for young professionals motivated to make a difference. The funds raised from the Brushstrokes event combined with the generous donations from our online portal amounted to an astonishing $15,000! The SickKids Centre for Brain and Mental Health graciously accepted our donation and transformed it into the New Ideas Grant which will help fund a new project initiative in this department. Clinicians and scientists working in ALD research will apply for this grant to kickstart their novel projects.
This wasn’t just any family fundraiser. This was the first step towards solving for X.
Guided Paint Session
Loaded Swag Bags
Children’s Idol Impersonators
Delectable Variety of Food
Teamwork makes the dream work
Special shoutouts go to Clarissa Tsai, Alexander Bearinger, Jordan Brown, Joana Marie Lim and to all of our amazing volunteers, who dedicated their days to help make this dream a reality.
Taelor Annike, Event Coordinator
Taelor managed venue scouting, auction gifts and ensured seamless flow of the event
Nicole Reis, Social Media Manager
Nicole took charge of Solving X’s social media presence, spreading the word about our good cause
Surpreet Kaur, Volunteer Coordinator
Surpreet ventured out to find dedicated individuals who were enthusiastic to commit to our cause
Leana Reis, Coordinator
Leana coordinated event logistics, managed our attendees and provided all-around support
From the Solving X Founders
Dream Big and Boldly, Go.
Olivia and Jessie shared a vision to host a fundraiser for SickKids that emphasized the value of family time on behalf of children born with ALD. But the reality of Brushstrokes coming to life along with the love and support they received during this journey went beyond their wildest dreams. They are grateful to have a strong community behind them, helping to push Solving X’s mission of helping children with ALD forward.
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