We believe that in order to promote and fund further research on brain tumors, we need to bring more awareness to brain cancer and its many forms. One of the best ways we can do this is by engaging our community through fundraisers. Learn about our various fundraisers and events below, and be sure to check out our stories in the news!
Never Back Down
Brain Tumour Walk
Street Hockey Tournament
In April of 2015, the grade three students at Hillview Elementary School were chosen by The Learning Partnership to participate in a program called “The Entrepreneurial Adventure.” The students chose a charity to support and we are so honored that they selected the Taite Boomer Foundation.
The students conducted market research to determine what products they would sell and how much their customers would be willing to pay. They decided to sell homemade yogurt parfaits along with our ‘Never Back Down’ wristbands. The students named their business “Boomerang” and created an amazing logo inspired by our logo. They applied for positions within their company including marketing, sales, management, and finance.
On May 22, 2015, the students attended the Entrepreneurial Adventure Showcase at Edmonton City Hall to celebrate their success. We are very pleased to announce that their “Boomerang” business sold 97 yogurt parfaits and made a profit of $350.28, which they proudly donated to the Taite Boomer Foundation.
We would like to give a huge THANK YOU to Leslie Campbell, Suzie Headge and the grade three students at Hillview School for the thought, time and effort they put into their wonderful business plan and for helping us raise awareness and funds for brain cancer research. It was our honor to be invited to the cheque presentation ceremony held at the school on June 9, 2015. Thank you, Hillview, for helping us in the fight against brain cancer!
On September 12, 2014, Action Flooring held their 6th Annual Charity Fundraiser and we were so fortunate to be the charity of their choice. The day began with a golf tournament at Riverside Golf Course and was followed by a BBQ After Party at a private residence where there were drinks, food trucks, games and a silent auction. We had a great time and we would like to give a huge thank you to Action Flooring for raising over $8,700 to fund future brain cancer research! Special thanks to the Reid Family for their generosity and hospitality.
We would like to thank Danny for participating in The Ride to Conquer Cancer on August 10, 2013, in honor of Taite Boomer. All of the money he raised for his ride went towards brain cancer research in memory of Taite. You can read an article in The Calgary Journal about Danny’s Enbridge ride here.
We would like to congratulate Danny for in raising over $6,000!
In February of 2013, the Taite Boomer Foundation was contacted by a group of high school students who had created their own company through the Junior Achievement Company Program. As part of their business plan, they wished to donate some of their profits to our foundation. The BYOBag Company also contributed to our foundation by sharing information about our cause with their customers.
The BYOBag Company was named Alberta’s Junior Achievement 2013 ‘Company of the Year’ and donated $230 to the Taite Boomer Foundation! We would like to thank the students for their support and would like to congratulate them on their award.
For the month of November 2012, the Edmonton MOrauders Moustache Club, made up of a handful of Taite’s friends, participated in Movember in honor of Taite. Together as a team, these men raised over $3,900!
Although the funds raised through Movember go towards men’s heath, specifically prostate cancer and male mental health initiatives, these men are still fighting cancer. Cancer is cancer and if we can find a cure for one type, we can find a cure for all. We would like to thank the Edmonton MOrauders for participating in this years’ Movember in memory of Taite.
In August of 2012, Blue Gemini Hair Studio began a fundraiser to help Taite Boomer and his family with brain cancer treatment and therapy costs. After Taite passed away, the focus of the fundraiser shifted to raising money for anaplastic astrocytoma research and awareness. Between August 25 and September 29 of 2012, proceeds from all scalp and deep conditioning treatments (which range from $25 to $60 each) went towards brain tumor research and awareness.
Blue Gemini Hair Studio and their very talented stylists succeeded in raising over $3,500! We would like to give a special thanks to all the clients who participated in the fundraiser, as well as the studio staff for their help and support. Taite’s girlfriend Katelyn, who was Head Salon Coordinator at Blue Gemini at the time, would like to give a special to her amazing management and colleagues for their love and support during such a difficult time.