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April 2016 Newsletter

Our April 2016 e-Newsletter is now available online for updates about The Teresa Group and our work and opportunities to support us.

This issue includes, among other articles, a report on the 2016 Mane Event fundraiser and news of some staff changes.

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The Mane Event – Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who contributed to The Mane Event on Sunday April 17 2016! Now in its 19th year, this event, hosted by Schwarzkopf International at the ASK training academy in downtown Toronto, experienced another blowout year! Pampered guests were treated to hair services, makeup, photos, hand massages, tarot card readings, refreshments, a silent auction and a raffle. Thank you for sharing your beautiful day with us! Proceeds from this event directly support The Teresa Group programs and services, making an important difference in the lives of children and families affected by HIV and AIDS.

Special thanks go the incredibly talented and generous hair stylists and colourists for donating their time and expertise. Thank you to the folks at MAC Cosmetics for their makeup artistry, to the Body Shop for their relaxing hand massages, to Donna for her illuminating tarot readings, to Emily for her talented photography, to the food suppliers for their scrumptious eats.

Huge thanks go to the raffle, auction and gift bag donors for their premium products and to the dedicated Gap and Teresa Group volunteers - we thank you all for generously giving your time, energy and expertise!

We also extend our warmest thanks to Heidi and Stracey from Lift Salon for being our organizing partners – we couldn’t have done it without you both! And thanks to Schwarzkopf International for so generously sponsoring us to hold the event in your absolutely beautiful venue.

Thank you to the following donors for helping to build our Wall of Compassion:

                $500 Platinum bricks – Gaye Stein

                $250 Gold bricks – Alisha Elford

                $50 Yellow bricks – Douglas Hum (x2), Eric Meche, Tamara Jordan, Francy Kussner (2)

Congratulations to the following 2016 Mane Event Raffle Winners - Lottery Licence #779850:

First Prize

Rebecca Wentzell

Gift Basket of Schwarzkopf Hair Care Products

Second Prize

Josh Rotstein

Gift Basket of Schwarzkopf Hair Care Products

Third Prize

Julia Grant

Kenneth Cole Reaction 8 Wheel Expandable 3 pc. Luggage Set

Fourth Prize

G. R. Ouellet

Gent’s TW Steel 37 mm. Wristwatch CE 3013 Model.  Black Goliath Chronograph, Black Leather Strap, Grey Dial

Fifth Prize

Anton de la Riviere

Ladies 14 kt. White Gold Cluster Ring Set with One Natural Blue Topaz Surrounded by Diamonds

Sixth Prize

Robert Disavino

Samsung Galaxy Tab E 9.6”


Children and HIV: Equity Now! - Reaching all children in the epidemic

The Coalition for Children Affected by AIDS and The Teresa Group are pleased to host a symposium entitled Children and HIV: Equity Now! - Reaching all children in the epidemic. The symposium takes place in Durban, South Africa on Friday July 15th and Saturday July 16th 2016, preceding the AIDS 2016 21st International AIDS Conference.

Over two exciting days, service providers, donors, researchers, advocates and policy leaders will debate and explore emerging evidence and promising programs, and identify the issues and the children who most need our support.

For more information, or to register for the symposium, please go to the symposium website.