THE CAUSE: FOR A FULL LIFE

WHO WE ARE

Fertile Future is a national charity that aspires to ensure every young Canadian diagnosed with cancer has the choice, opportunity and means to have a family of their own.

Our mission is to ensure that each young Canadian diagnosed with cancer is aware of their options for fertility preservation at the time of diagnosis. Funds raised help subsidize the costs of fertility preservation for young men and women across Canada. We are the voice of young Canadian cancer patients who may otherwise be denied the opportunity of having a family due to the high costs of fertility preservation and lack of timely and informed options.

It is estimated that each year, 10,000 young Canadians face a cancer diagnosis. Approximately 8,000 of them will successfully go through treatment and move into survivorship and life beyond cancer. Without knowing their options, and about the importance of fertility preservation prior to their treatment, many are left infertile with few options.

Cancer patients often lack the information, resources, services and finances they need to improve their chances of having a child following treatment. More than two thirds of Ontario physicians and oncology specialists report having never referred a female patient for a consultation about their fertility options and many remain unaware that crucial pre-treatment educational information is available.

WHAT WE BELIEVE

  • TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE – The window of opportunity to access fertility preservation treatments can be short and patients need information in a timely fashion in order to be able to make decisions regarding their fertility.
  • COSTS CAN BE PROHIBITIVE – Cancer treatments can be expensive and often interfere with a patient’s ability to earn an income. For many patients, fertility treatments are out of reach financially.
  • KNOWLEDGE IS POWER – Young cancer patients need to be aware of their fertility preservation options so they can make informed decisions before beginning treatment.

WHAT WE DO

Fertile Future works with patients and the medical community promoting greater awareness of fertility treatment options. We raise funds to help subsidize the costs of fertility preservation for young men and women and we advocate for public funding on behalf of cancer patients who may otherwise be denied the dream of having a family due to the high costs of fertility preservation.

Fertile Future also directly assists cancer patients through the Power of Hope: Cost Reduction Program. Since its inception in December 2010, the program has financially assisted over 430 young patients and has partnered with 22 fertility clinics across Canada.


fertile future’s accomplishments

In our eighth year of operation, some of our milestones include:

  • Increasing the funding amount for women from $1,000 to up to $2,500 on a sliding scale based on applicants’ income
  • Expanding our fundraising events to Vancouver
  • Adapting applications for Ontario patients to cover the cost of supplemental medications, travel expenses, and freezing costs for the first year in response to the recently initiated Ontario government IVF funding program

Between 2016-2018 our goals are:

  • To increase the number of annual recipients by 30%
  • To Increase funding for women by 50% = $3,750
  • Continue to reach out to the Oncologists to outline the severity of sterilizing oncology patients without letting them know of the risks


THE PEOPLE: DEAR FRIENDS

Dear Friends,

It’s our great pleasure to officially announce that Hope Live will return to the Great Canadian Theatre Company on Monday, November 21, 2016.

Once again, the first faces you will see welcoming our guests are those of Ottawa’s premier restaurateur Stephen Beckta and renowned Chef Michael Moffatt. Canada’s funniest satirist Rick Mercer is also back by popular demand. For the seventh year, he has amazingly lent his time and talent to the cause as show host.

Our feature performer will be Sarah McLachlan. With over 25 years in the recording industry, Sarah is a multi-platinum singer and songwriter best known for her intimate vocals and relatable lyrics. Canadian-born, this Grammy and Juno Award winning artist has sold over 40 million albums throughout her career. You will also be treated to an exceptional performance from the Alan Doyle Trio. Actor, producer, author, and best-known as lead singer for Newfoundland’s beloved Great Big Sea, we are blessed to have Alan return to the Hope Live stage.

Funds raised by Hope Live will be used to support Fertile Future, a national charitable foundation continuing their tireless work to enrich the lives of young people diagnosed with cancer by promoting awareness and understanding of fertility preservation and survivor issues. The organization educates health care practitioners on the importance of providing timely information on fertility preservation options and long-term health care issues associated with cancer treatment.

Fertile Future has also established the Power of Hope Program, a financial aid vehicle making fertility preservation services more accessible to cancer patients. I am extremely proud to report that Hope Live contributions built the foundation of this fund which has now assisted over 430 young patients.

This event brings together the nation’s political, business, and media communities in a living room like setting for a night unlike any other in Ottawa.

Please join me in supporting Hope Live 2016.


Sincerely,

Heidi Bonnell
Event Chair, Hope Live 2016

2016 Committee

  • Heidi Bonnell, Event Chair
  • Angela Christiano
  • Karine Cousineau
  • Joanne Dobson
  • Joseph Galimberti
  • Tracey Hubley
  • Linda Kristal
  • Louis-Alexandre Lanthier
  • Jacqueline LaRocque
  • Josh McJannett
  • Farah Mohamed
  • Shawna Newbery

THE BIG SHOW

Rick Mercer: The Host
Rick Mercer

Newfoundland born Rick Mercer is a Gemini-winning television actor and best selling author who chronicles, satirizes, and ultimately celebrates all that is great and irreverent about this country.

His top-rated CBC show, The Rick Mercer Report features his trademark rants, hilarious fake newscasts, commercial parodies, and comic encounters with famous Canadians. On full display is his understanding of what delights, and occasionally enrages us about our politicians, our media, our neighbours to the south, our unique pop culture, and our place in the world.

www.rickmercer.com

Beckta: The Gastro-experience
Stephen Beckta

Together, restaurateur Stephen Beckta and Chef Michael Moffatt have brought you some of the most compelling Ottawa restaurants, including the recently updated Beckta Dining & Wine Bar, Play Food & Wine, and Gezellig. This dynamic duo has raised the bar immeasurably on fine dining in the nation's capital.

On November 21st, they will harness their exceptional talents to create a unique culinary experience that transcends typical event catering. Beckta's team will lead you through an interactive tasting menu of exceptional ingredients served in multiple formats before the main event. They will welcome you back for an encore with an array of delightful desserts after the show, all paired with extraordinary wines alongside.

www.beckta.com


Sarah McLachlan
Sarah McLachlan

Sarah McLachlan is one of the most celebrated singer songwriters in entertainment with over 40 million albums sold worldwide. She is a nine-time Juno Award winner and a three-time Grammy Award winner. McLachlan's landmark fifth album, the 10x-platinum Surfacing, contained two Grammy Award-winning tracks, "Building a Mystery" and "Last Dance."

In addition to her personal artistic efforts, she founded the Lilith Fair tour, which showcased female musicians and raised over $7 million for local and national charities. In 2002 McLachlan founded her non-profit organization, the Sarah McLachlan School of Music, which provides top quality music instruction at no cost, in a safe and nurturing environment, for at-risk and underserved children and youth. From an early age, music provided McLachlan with the tools she needed to navigate the challenges she faced in her life, so she recognizes how important it is for every child to have those same opportunities.

Her most recent album, Shine On, explores her personal journey over the last three years navigating love, loss and change. Shine On celebrates the human ability to grow from our experiences, thrive and shine on.

McLachlan is currently working on a new Christmas album which will be released this fall.

www.sarahmclachlan.com

Alan Doyle
Alan Doyle

Alan Doyle, actor, producer, newly-minted best-selling author, and best known as lead singer for Newfoundland’s beloved Great Big Sea these past 20+ years, released his second solo album, So Let’s Go, in January 2015. Title-track lead single So Let’s Go, is a rousing rallying cry that’s only further proof of Doyle’s ability to draw the listener under his banner. Equally adept at drawing a crowd, Doyle & the Beautiful Gypsies took their energetic show across Canada and the US in early 2016. The album follows Doyle’s first solo outing, Boy On Bridge.

Alan Doyle hails from Petty Harbour, NL, and formed Great Big Sea in 1993 with Sean McCann, Bob Hallett, and Darrell Power, in which they fused traditional Newfoundland music with their own pop sensibilities. Their nine albums, double-disc hits retrospective, and two DVD releases have been declared Gold or Platinum and have sold a combined 1.2 million copies in Canada. So Let’s Go continues to cement Alan Doyle’s reputation as one of our country’s most treasured musicians and storytellers. “I always want people to have the greatest night of their life when the house lights go down.”

alandoyle.ca

The show

WHERE

Great Canadian Theatre Company
1233 Wellington Street West

WHEN

Monday, November 21, 2016
Food & Friends 6:30 pm
Showtime 8:00 pm
Nightcap 10:00 pm

WHO

Sarah McLachlan

Alan Doyle Trio


Hosted by Rick Mercer

Tasting Menus & Wine Pairings Stephen Beckta
Chef Michael Moffatt
Beckta, Play & Gezellig Restaurants

THE TALENT

Sarah McLachlan
Sarah McLachlan

With over 25 years in the recording industry, Sarah McLachlan is a multi-platinum singer and songwriter best known for her intimate vocals and relatable lyrics. Canadian-born, this Grammy and Juno Award winning artist has sold over 40 million albums throughout her career.

McLachlan was instantly drawn to music as a child and honed her skills by studying voice, classical piano and guitar. At just 17 years old, McLachlan was discovered by Nettwerk Records while heading a New Wave band. With her reluctant parents asking her to focus on school, she waited two years before signing with Nettwerk. With a deal in place, McLachlan packed her bags, moved to Vancouver and began writing music for her first album, Touch, which was released in 1989.

Her sophomore release, Solace, went gold and solidified her as a rising star in Canada. With two successful albums under her belt, McLachlan began penning the lyrics for Fumbling Towards Ecstasy, which contained the haunting single “Possession”. An immediate hit in Canada, the album became her breakthrough release in the United States making it onto the contemporary charts.

McLachlan’s next album Surfacing was released in 1997 and became her best-selling release to-date. Surfacing peaked at #2 on the Billboard 200 and went eight-times platinum in the U.S. The album won a Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Performance for “Building a Mystery” and another for Best Pop Instrumental Performance for “Last Dance”. Surfacing also provided McLachlan with four Juno Awards in her native Canada.

In 1997 McLachlan also founded the Lilith Fair tour, showcasing female artists and bringing over 2 million people together during its three-year run. Lilith Fair raised more than $7 million for women’s charities and helped launch the careers of numerous women performers. The festival was the most successful all-female music event and was the top-grossing touring festival at that time.

Her prominent role in Lilith Fair also led to several highly-regarded recognitions for McLachlan. In 1998, she was awarded the Elizabeth Cady Stanton Visionary Award from New York’s Governor George Pataki for furthering the careers of women in music. McLachlan was then awarded the highest honor a Canadian citizen can receive by being appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1999. Presented by Governor General Adrienne Clarkson, the appointment was in recognition of her successful career, her role in Lilith Fair and the charitable contributions she made to women’s shelters across Canada.

In the summer of 1999 McLachlan released Mirrorball featuring live performances of hit songs from her previous two albums. The four-time platinum selling album earned her a Grammy nomination for Best Pop Album and won the Grammy for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for “I Will Remember You”.

In 2001, McLachlan was bestowed another honor by being appointed to the Order of British Columbia, the Province’s highest recognition, for excellence and lifetime achievement, was given to her for her dedication to bettering the lives of her fellow citizens.

While taking a break from recording, McLachlan continued her philanthropic efforts by laying the groundwork for a non-profit music education program in Vancouver. When she first envisioned a music school at no cost, she knew that in order for her vision to thrive, she would have to think outside the box. The Sarah McLachlan School of Music officially opened its doors in 2002 with a mission to provide top quality music instruction at no cost, in a safe and nurturing environment, for at-risk and underserved children and youth. The School reaches hundreds of young people every year, providing them with the space and the tools they need to express themselves and it offers a secure, inspiring place to learn, practice, and ultimately connect with others and with themselves.

Returning to the studio in 2003, McLachlan burst back into the spotlight with Afterglow. Reaching double-platinum, Afterglow featured hit singles “Fallen”, “World on Fire” and “Stupid”.

Changing directions in 2006, McLachlan released her first Christmas album Wintersong. Filled with timeless tracks, the album rose to the #7 position on the Billboard 200 album chart and claimed the #1 spot on iTunes.

In 2010, McLachlan released her first studio album of all original material for the first time in nearly seven years titled Laws of Illusion. Produced by her longtime collaborator Pierre Marchand, the album featured 12 new songs and debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200. The album featured the single “One Dream” which became the official theme song of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. McLachlan then went on to perform her hit “Ordinary Miracle” at the opening ceremony of the Olympics in her home city of Vancouver in front of an estimated 3 billion television viewers worldwide.

In 2014 she released her album Shine On, which explores her personal journey over the last three years navigating love, loss and change. Shine On celebrates the human ability to grow from our experiences, thrive and shine on.

McLachlan will be releasing her new Christmas album Wonderland in October of this year. Wonderland contains McLachlan’s fresh and inspired interpretations of 13 traditional and contemporary holiday classics.

www.sarahmclachlan.com

 

Alan Doyle
Alan Doyle

Alan Doyle, actor, producer, newly-minted best-selling author, and bestknown as lead singer for Newfoundland’s beloved Great Big Sea these past 20+ years, released his second solo album, So Let’s Go, in January 2015. Title-track lead single So Let’s Go, is a rousing rallying cry that’s only further proof of Doyle’s ability to draw the listener under his banner. Equally adept at drawing a crowd, Doyle & the Beautiful Gypsies are taking their energetic show across Canada and the US in early 2016. A taste of the live show can be seen in Doyle’s video for “1,2,3,4” featuring Barenaked Ladies’ Ed Robertson [WATCH HERE].

Made in collaboration with Thomas ‘Tawgs’ Salter (Lights, Walk Off The Earth), Jerrod Bettis (Adele, Serena Ryder), Gordie Sampson (Keith Urban, Willie Nelson), and Joe Zook (OneRepublic, Katy Perry), the album follows Doyle’s first solo outing, Boy On Bridge, released in 2012. “If there’s an over-arching theme on this record, it’s one of optimism…not that this is in contrast to my previous doom-laden songs!” laughs Doyle, who says this album is freer than Boy On Bridge in the respect of being open to all influences. “On my last solo record I wanted to explore musical backyards of friends of mine in different parts of the musical world. It was as much a physical as a musical journey away from home. On So Let’s Go, folks will hear much more stuff from my backyard and all the traditional and Celtic influences I grew up with, married with the most contemporary collaborators out there.” A nontraditional marriage for Doyle was writing his first book simultaneously with the album, the best-selling memoir Where I Belong, released in late 2014.

The album’s eponymous song is consistent with Alan Doyle’s ethos: we’re lucky to be here so let’s make the most of it. This spirit also infuses the heartfelt Take Us Home while Sins of a Saturday Night celebrates a come-what-may approach. The album also gets reflective in moments, such as the plaintive Laying Down To Perish, inspired by a visit to Fogo Island. As a whole, So Let’s Go remains consistent with Alan Doyle’s enthusiasm for the wider world combined with a love for the comfort of home.

Alan Doyle hails from Petty Harbour, NL, and formed Great Big Sea in 1993 with Sean McCann, Bob Hallett, and Darrell Power, in which they fused traditional Newfoundland music with their own pop sensibilities. Their nine albums, double-disc hits retrospective, and two DVD releases have been declared Gold or Platinum and have sold a combined 1.2 million copies in Canada. So Let’s Go continues to cement Alan Doyle’s reputation as one of our country’s most treasured musicians and storytellers. “I always want people to have the greatest night of their life when the house lights go down.”

alandoyle.ca

 

The show

WHERE

Great Canadian Theatre Company
1233 Wellington Street West

WHEN

Monday, November 21, 2016
Food & Friends 6:30 pm
Showtime 8:00 pm
Nightcap 10:00 pm

WHO

Sarah McLachlan

Alan Doyle Trio

Hosted by Rick Mercer

Tasting Menus & Wine Pairings Stephen Beckta
Chef Michael Moffatt
Beckta, Play & Gezellig Restaurants

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