Every year, with the generous support of TSN and Curling Canada, the Sandra Schmirler Foundation hosts a Telethon at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts. The 2019 Telethon will be broadcast live on TSN from Sydney, Nova Scotia on Sunday, February 17. Call in and you might be surprised by who answers the phone to take your donation. It could be Sandra’s teammates (Jan, Joan, Marcia) or one of Sandra’s daughters (Sara or Jenna) or a curler competing at the Scotties.
This is the Foundation’s biggest fundraising event and they would love you to be part of it.
Call 1-866-210-6011 to donate.
About the Sandra Schmirler Foundation:
The Sandra Schmirler Foundation was created in January 2001 as a legacy to three-time world curling champion and Olympic gold medalist, Sandra Schmirler, in recognition and celebration of her love of family.
She was the Queen of Curling, affectionately called “Schmirler the Curler”. Sandra always seemed to find a way to win in so many games, in so many different situations, and in so many different places. Even when we knew she was sick, we believed she would find a way to beat her illness.
While she lost her biggest battle, she ultimately won through her continued growing legacy with the Sandra Schmirler Foundation.
There are many families with premature and critically ill babies across Canada who have benefited from life-saving equipment the Foundation has funded in her name.
The Foundation has contributed millions of dollars to Canadian hospitals’ newborn intensive care units, in every province and the territories. The list continues to grow every year with the generous support of our many donors.
The Sandra Schmirler Foundation’s vision is to fund the purchase of life-saving equipment to Newborn Intensive Care Units (NICUs) so every baby in Canada born too soon, too small or too sick has the chance to grow up and become a champion, like Sandra Schmirler.
Once again this year, Sandra’s daughters Sara & Jenna, her mother Shirley, and sister Carol Kostrosky (a SSF Board member) as well as her aunt Hughene Day will be at the Sandra Schmirler Foundation Telethon.
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