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500kms

That's how many kilometres Dee Gordon just walked. Her journey started on January 15th at 4:30am from her home in Etobicoke North. Her destination was Parliament Hill in Ottawa over 500km away. Why did she do it? To draw attention to a cause close to her heart: her son Jacob. Jacob is 14 years old and has autism spectrum disorder. She chose to do the walk in January because "every single day is like a snow storm for her son". She walked to Ottawa as part of her campaign for the Canadian government to come up with a pan-Canadian Strategy for autism that includes: awareness and education campaigns; child, adolescent and adult intervention; innovative funding arrangements for financing therapy, surveillance,...

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Dine for a Cause in support of Phoebe Rose Doull-Hoffman

The Doull-Hoffmans Our first event When we started Ottawa Foodie Girlz back in August, I knew I wanted the first event to be for Phoebe Rose Doull-Hoffman. Phoebe is a little girl from Ottawa who has been fighting infant leukemia since 2010, at 10 weeks old. She and her family have a large network of supporters in Ottawa and beyond. You may also recognize her as one of CTV Ottawa’s Amazing People. I went to high school with her mom, Jenny, and started following her blog shortly after Phoebe was diagnosed. Over the last four years, I’ve read about treatments, tests, hard conversations, and diagnoses, but also a lot of hope, smiles, and love. Phoebe is an amazing little girl...

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