To date, over $158,000 has been raised for Tali’s Fund. The funds provided by Tali's Fund have helped lead to a large collaborative study with contributions from 37 institutions from within Canada and around the world. The team of researchers at the Arthur and Sonia Labatt Brain Tumour Research Centre at SickKids Hospital recently published a research paper in the journal The Lancet Oncology. It is the largest study published to date on ATRT (Atypical Teratoid Rhabdoid Tumour). Their data provides a crucial first framework for the development of clinical trials. Research is ongoing with a second publication already in the works. Funds continue to be needed so that this crucial work can continue.

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Monday, 28 January 2013

Recent Events

Dec 2012:  Davis Orthodontics – This year, some patients chose to donate their reward points earned (Davis Dollars) to Tali’s Fund rather than collecting prizes.  Davis Orthodontics matched the patient donations dollar for dollar, bringing the total amount to $4542.40! 

October 2012:  Alex Giannoulis’ Birthday Fundraiser – Alex decided to ask for donations to Tali’s Fund in lieu of gifts for his 11th birthday party.  He raised $400!

June 2012: Tali’s Fund helped support the 15th International Symposium on Paediatric NeuroOncology, which took place in Toronto.  This conference is a collaborative event that assembles those within the paediatric neurooncology community—paediatric neuro oncologists, neurooncologists, oncologists, neuropathologists, psychologists, pharmacists, nurses and social workers internationally, whose expertise is particularly focused on enhancing the care of paediatric neurooncology patients.  The ISPNO brings together world leaders in paediatric and neurooncology research in order to further enhance the knowledge of the participants in helping children with neurooncologic diseases.

June 2012: Leo Baeck Grade 8 Fundraiser – Grade 8 students at the Leo Baeck Day School led a school fundraising event.  They sold popcorn and held a dance-a-thon.  Over $2000 was raised for Tali’s Fund!  

Ongoing Fundraising Ventures

  • Tali’s Fund cards ($20 for package of 10) – featuring a beautiful watercolour painting by Tal Doron – see website for sample.  For orders please call 905-731-9400 or email

  • Tali’s Fund place cards – Order these place cards for your next event as a way to honour your guests and help Tali’s Fund.  Each place card reads, “A contribution has been made in your honour to Tali’s Fund”.  For orders or more info please call 905-731-9400 or email

  • Labels for Tali’s Fund – Order personalized labels from Oliver’s Labels through Tali’s Fund.  A portion of the proceeds from these orders will go to Tali’s Fund.  See or call 1-800-398-2060 and specify that you are ordering through Tali’s Fund.  When ordering online, please make sure it says, “Thank you for supporting Labels for Tali’s Fund” at the top of the page.