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Sian Bradwell Fund For Children With Cancer

The Sian Bradwell Fund was started in 1986, to help children with cancer and their families by purchasing medical equipment for diagnosis, treatment and research.  While the Oncology is the main recipient of funds raised, equipment may also be purchased for other departments where children with cancer are treated.Each year, the Hospital prepares a priority medical equipment list, from which the Advisory Board ["Board of Directors"] selects items to be purchased.  In addition to funding such items as intravenous infusion pumps, pain control pumps, wheelchairs and equipment required for daily treatment and regular checkups, the Fund has purchased items such as:

- Cavitron (Ultrasonic Aspirator) (cost: $135,000)
- Alphamaquet operating table (cost: $90,000)
- Microwave tissue processor (cost: $40,000)
- Intra-operative MRI (cost: $10 million, to which the SBF contributed $10,000)
- Cell counter (cost: $115,000)
- Wheelchairs, weighing scales, intravenous infusion pumps, pain control pumps, and so on

In addition, we may be asked to purchase special items for compassionate purposes (e.g. gel mattresses for the comfort of terminal patients - cost $3,000 each).Funds are raised through sports events and donations. The events are always fun... come and join our team of supporters!For further information about Sian or our fun, fun, fun fundraising activities, please see

See our other fundraising pages:

> The Sian Bradwell Endowment Fund:

> The Sian Bradwell Softball Tournament:

  • Jonathan Bromby, June 9, 2017

    “ A huge thank you to Mrs Fitzgerald and Mme Carmela at Magic Circle Preschool. Thank you for a fantastic year - Connor Bromby ”

  • Anonymous, June 7, 2017

    “ Love to the wonderful ladies at Magic Circle from Allie ”

  • Georgia-Anna Karamitos, December 18, 2016

    “ You are forever in our thoughts. ”

  • Geoff Bilovus, August 8, 2016

    “ From the KMSPL, in Memory of Ken ”

  • Michael Vos, August 7, 2016


  • Jason Gill, February 12, 2016
  • Stephen Rock, February 12, 2016
  • Darlene Gallagher, February 12, 2016
  • Patsy Karamitos, February 3, 2016
  • Georgianna Karamitos, February 3, 2016
  • Lisa Marie Gingera, January 16, 2016

    “ happy birthday Abby! ”

  • Kristin Bourne, January 15, 2016
  • Geoffrey Bilovus, September 21, 2015

    “ On behalf of the KMSPL, in memory of Frank Fitzgerald, Sr. ”

  • Cathy Conroy, September 13, 2015

    “ In loving memory of my Uncle Frank Fitzgerald. Cathy & Roger xx ”

  • Renee Bernstein, September 11, 2015

    “ In memory of Frank Fitzgerald Sr - a sweet, kind and friendly man. I wish I had the chance to know him more. Thanks for being a friend to my dad and I. ”

  • Julie and Tony Spensieri, September 10, 2015

    “ In memory of Frank Fitzgerald Sr ”

  • Bob and Carmela Polson, September 2, 2015

    “ In memory of a sweet, gentle soul. RIP F Fitzgerald Sr. ”

  • Michael Vos, August 3, 2015
  • Brian Sargent, August 3, 2015
  • Anonymous, August 3, 2015

    “ Don suite a un tournoi de Balle organiser par Pepsi ”

  • John Natale, May 25, 2015
  • Anonymous, February 16, 2015
  • Teresa & Tony Fata, January 26, 2015
  • Michael Steele, August 7, 2014
  • Georgianna Karamitos, June 5, 2014

    “ I learned about Sian's story from Frank and Sue Fitzgerald (my son, Anthony, attends Magic Circle Preschool). The passion with which they described this amazing charity as well as the dedication of the Bradwells and the volunteers deeply touched me. Thanks for all the wonderful effort and commitment for such a worthwhile cause. ”

  • Patsy Karamitos, June 5, 2014

    “ This amazing charity was brought to my attention by Frank and Sue Fitzgerald (my grandson, Anthony, attends Magic Circle Preschool) and I felt compelled to make a donation for this worthwhile cause. ”

  • Marisa DiMeglio, February 9, 2014
  • Anonymous, July 23, 2013
  • Anonymous, July 23, 2013
  • Legal Logik Inc., July 18, 2013
  • Jean Carpentier, June 30, 2013

    “ The Siemens medical sale team from east Canada had a sale meeting in june 2013 , including as a activity a fishing tournament . I am Happy to donate my winning price as agree with the group to the Sian Bradwell foundation . I am part of KMSPL and proud to support this foundation

    Regards jean ”

  • Anonymous, June 6, 2013

    “ In honour of Magic Circle Preschool, we are proud to donate to this cause. ”

  • Bonnie Thornborough, June 5, 2013

    “ I'm a Magic Circle Preschool parent who is donating here for two reasons: 1. Magic Circle is amazing and Frank Fitzgerald is a big part of it and suggested donations to this cause. 2. My dear beloved mother-in-law Margaret Thornborough died from cancer two weeks ago, and I pray that we all keep fighting this terrible disease in every way we can. In her loving memory. "We Love You, Grandma!" -Bonnie Thornborough ”

  • Stefi Lague & Mackenna Robinson Lague & Robinson, April 1, 2013

    “ Stefi & Mackenna completed a business project for Math class in the IB program at St. Thomas High School, and are donating all of their profits to the Sian Bradwell Fund. Stefi has played Lakers for years and is proud to support this fund. ”

  • Christine Todoruk, October 22, 2012

    “ From Frances and Chris Todoruk. We enjoyed the bowling tournament. ”

  • Shannon Millichamp, October 21, 2012
  • Barry Baxter, October 21, 2012
  • Darlene Gallagher, October 21, 2012
  • Anonymous, July 3, 2012

    “ In loving memory of Evelyn Thomas ”

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