“Restoring Hope” Event, Featuring World-Leading Mentalist Lior Suchard and Sleight of Hand Artist Shin Lim, to Benefit Kids with Serious Illnesses
WHAT: Restoring Hope: An Evening of Marvel & Moxie
Featuring Master Mentalist Lior Suchard and World-Champion Sleight of Hand Artist Shin Lim
Lior Suchard – a world-renowned self-described “mystifier” who performs “supernatural entertainment” – has appeared on programs such as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The View, Larry King Now, The Doctors and Good Morning America. Shin Lim, an illusion artist and expert in close-up magic, was named “the #1 sleight of hand artist in the world” by Huffington Post.
WHEN: March 14, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Roy Thomson Hall
60 Simcoe Street, Toronto
BY: Chai Lifeline Canada, a national charity that provides support and care to children with life-threatening or lifelong illness and their families.
“We see firsthand every single day what a difference a little bit of compassion and support can make in lives of families living with pediatric illness,” said Mordechai Rothman, Executive Director of Chai Lifeline Canada.
“Being sick changes everything in a child’s life and taking care of an ill child depletes a family’s energy and fortitude,” he explained. “Chai Lifeline is focused on providing concrete services and emotional support that enable patients, siblings and parents to keep from feeling alone and devastated, and find hope and joy in their lives.”
With 535 volunteers helping 400 children and 2,000 family members, Chai Lifeline provides dozens of free initiatives. Programs include counseling, volunteer support to bring an extra measure of adult attention and stability to children’s lives, tutoring for children missing extended periods of school, family retreats, sibling programs, peer and professional support, and summer camps for kids with serious illnesses that help families retain a sense of normalcy and hope while fighting even the most dire pediatric diseases.
About Chai Lifeline:
These are words of gratitude we often hear. They foster a profound sense of pride and accomplishment, and ultimately, encompass our mission. A child being diagnosed with a critical illness is one of the most difficult situations a family can find themselves in. Suddenly, their world spins off its axis.
Chai Lifeline Canada is an emergency response team for families hurled into the chaos of pediatric illness. Our main focus is ensuring that a child gets to continue being a child. We deliver tangible assistance with the day-to-day logistics. We take over the duties that, due to the dramatically changed, unforeseen circumstances, have suddenly become impossible for parents to manage.
We relieve some of the overwhelming pressure off of parents by providing assistance with transportation to medical appointments and giving quality care and supervision for siblings. Additionally, our organization heals the broken spirits. Directly, by our compassionate, high-trained team and through key community networks and programs, we restore hope and mend the will.
The emotional and social support that Chai Lifeline gives, changes lives. Our programs and services are always at no cost to the children and families we serve. Chai Lifeline operates from the generosity of people like you. It’s your contributions that permit us to be there when families need us the most. We’re deeply grateful for the privilege to get to do what we do.
Your donations are the silent champion, and we thank you for your continued support.