1. Supporting Fellowship opportunities at SickKids Hospital.
Supporting the development and publishing the world's first guidelines to treat children with cardiac disease and stroke.
Supporting Annual Symposium for leading international specialists in pediatric stroke and cardiology.
Supporting Continued Medical Education for community family physicians and first-responders so they may learn about pediatric stroke and congenital heart disease and understand how to recognize it
5. Our newest initiative for 2016 is to support the development of Children's Camp Weekend where children affected with congenital heart disease and stroke, and their sibling can experience a weekend of camp, away from their parents!
Gabrielle Ide Cinanni was a beautiful, vibrant girl who shared her wisdom by always living passionately despite the daily impact of congenital heart disease and pediatric stroke. She was only five years old when she passed away unexpectedly in her mother's arms due to the complications of CHD. Gabrielle's Ride will continue her legacy of passion and hope through our commitment to the children who share her challenges every day...
What is Gabrielle's Ride
Gabrielle's Ride is an important charity cycling event that was inspired by the life of Gabrielle Ide Cinanni and takes place annually in Oakville, Ontario.
Funds raised by this event are used to support the SickKids Foundation and are used for life saving research, the development of social programs, and the support of families affected by congenital heart disease and pediatric stroke.
Gabrielle's Ride will share her story of passion and hope through our commitment to the children who share her challenges every day. Congenital, heart disease is the most common birth defect affecting one in 100 children. One in 1,500 newborn babies and one in 25,000 children will suffer a stroke. We are at the greatest risk of stroke during our first week after birth than at any other time in our life! When children are born with a heart defect (congenital heart disease) their risk of having a stroke is further increased. More children die every year from congenital heart disease than from all forms of childhood cancer combined and pediatric stroke is more common than pediatric brain tumours.
To date, Gabrielle’s Ride has raised nearly $200,000 for SickKids Foundation. We have supported the World's First Cardio-Embolic Symposium as well as the World’s First Cardio-Embolic Fellowship Program! This year, we are excited to announce that we are developing a Children’s Camp Experience for children affected by congenital heart disease and stroke. We will sponsor these children, as well as a sibling, to participate in a weekend-long camp experience in Northern Ontario at Camp Tawingo. Together we are improving the lives of children and families across Canada who face the challenges of heart disease and stroke.
Every year, Gabrielle's Ride will give all members of the community, from elite cyclists to families and children, the opportunity to ride in support of the thousands of children in Canada who live with the impact of congenital heart disease and pediatric stroke.
Gabrielle's Ride will give all members of the community, from elite cyclists to families and children, the opportunity to ride in support of the thousands of children in Canada who live with the affects of congenital heart disease and pediatric stroke.
In order to ensure Gabrielle's Ride is a success we require many dedicated volunteers.