A dedicated team of volunteers, patients, survivors, family members, health care professionals and staff, determined to make the journey with a brain tumour one full of hope and support. Hope through research. Hope through patient and survivor support. Hope for a cure.
— Brain Tumour Foundation
At the age of 19, my friend David Bloom lost his life to a brain tumour. He was a kind and caring young man, a wonderful friend, and a talented triple threat with aspirations of Broadway that certainly would have been achieved had he been granted more time. The way Dave approached the end of his life was filled with love, courage, and incomparable grace. David and his family began the Brampton Chapter of the Spring Sprint in 2001. Dave passed away 10 days before inaugural Sprint. Since his passing, the Brampton Spring Sprint has raised over a million dollars in support of the Brain Tumour Foundation. The Foundation provides support to those battling tumours, and to the family and friends who surround them. Please consider supporting the Brain Tumour Foundation, and if you ever find yourself in Brampton in the Spring, come out and join the Sprint in memory of a beautiful soul.
— Lara Jean


The Ontario SPCA is one of the largest most responsive animal welfare organizations in the country, providing care and shelter for tens of thousands of animals every year. Unique amongst animal welfare organizations in Ontario: the Ontario SPCA Act mandates the society to enforce animal cruelty laws and provides society Branch and Affiliate investigators with police powers to do so.
I am proud to be supporting the ongoing work of the OSPCA, and their No Hot Pets Campaign in 2013. Pets provide such joy to our lives, and it is important that we give them our love and care in return.
— Lara Jean
Parked cars can quickly reach deadly temperatures, even on relatively mild days with the car parked in the shade and the windows slightly open. Please keep your pets' safety in mind; if you can't take them with you when you leave your car, leave them at home where they are safe.


TCR is a no-kill, not for profit, 100% volunteer, registered charity – all donations go directly towards helping cats in need.
Another great Toronto animal shelter, run entirely by volunteers. TCR rescues and fosters cats, helping them to socialize and heal as they await their forever homes. I enjoy every minute I can spare assisting TCR in the care of these loving creatures.
— Lara Jean


We are dedicated to helping people through education, advocacy and collaboration to make a difference in the lives of community (feral, stray and free-roaming) cats.
— Community Cats
This is a wonderful organization that supports Trap-Neuter-Return. TFCP works with animal rescue groups, local government, and communities to educate and advocate for the humane care and control of feral cats.
— Lara Jean