Mark Kirton
Amount Raised
$21,820.00
Fundraising Goal $50,000.00

My Message

My family, friends and I are raising funds for ALS Research at Sunnybrook.  Donations on this page will support Sunnybrook's ALS Research.   Please click on the blue Donate Now button above and help us reach our goal of $50,000 research funding goal.

FYI Our ALS Canada Walk to End ALS page www.alsevents.ca/markkirton is close to reaching the goal of  $50,000  in only 6 short days. We are extremely grateful for the immense support the page has generated.

Sunnybrook donations will support the work of Dr. Lorne Zinman, leading scientist and ALS researcher, "ALS is a devastating neurological disease and there remains no cure. Sunnybrook houses the largest ALS clinic in Canada and researchers are testing a number of promising therapeutics that can slow disease progression. Thanks to your support, ALS will become a treatable disease and brighter days are ahead for patients and families.”

All Donators will receive a T-SHIRT "HELP KIRTS END ALS" and be entered in to a DRAW for the following: (Photos above)

1. (4) Captain John Tavares Authentic Framed Prints

2. Captain Doug Gilmour signed Toronto Maple leaf sweater

3. Memorabilia donated by Bobby Orr TBA

4. Memorabilia donated by Brendon Shanahan TBA

Time is the most valuable commodity in the world. And very often taken for granted.
And there sure isn’t a lot of time, for people with ALS. Inevitably it's a death sentencewith many only surviving 2-5 years. It's hard... so many things, that one loved to do in life, snatched away.

The feeling of helplessness, when you have a fall and watch your daughter and wife look on with disbelief. In their minds, they can’t comprehend how their NHL dad/husband, who had legs so strong at one time, folded like an accordion and is laying there hopelessly lost and unable to move. Words cannot describe what kind of a hero the Caregiver (family) becomes, as your bodily functions and mobilities move towards paralysis. In essence, they really become an extension of you. I can’t imagine how hard it is for them.

Now is the right time for action. June 2nd LOU GEHRIG DAY represented the greatest opportunity the ALS Community has had in the last 80 years, far surpassing the Ice Bucket challenge, in its potential to launch a mission, our mission, to have our story, THE ALS STORY, heard across this land and have it resonate with its people in a way that rallies them to our cause like never before. If we succeed in this mission, the current barriers to funding ALS research will crumble, the research community will be energized, Government will facilitate rather than frustrate, and the speed with which truly effective treatments reach those living with ALS will accelerate at a pace previously thought impossible.

Your support will help to:

Sunnybrook Hospital ALS Research which is one of the world wide leaders and has numerous cutting edge and exciting Drug Trials. Sunnybrook researchers launched the world’s first trial to test the safety and feasibility of opening the blood-brain barrier using focused ultrasound in people with ALS. About to start Phase 2 shortly.

 There is no cure but in this unprecidented time, there are positive drug trials all around the world.

Please consider donating toward my virtual Walk to End ALS and help me reach my goal and 

HELP END ALS

ALS doesn’t stop, and neither will we.

Your support is needed now more than ever - we are stronger together!

Thank you,

Mark

Event Date
Jan 1, 2016 12:00 AM
Location Name
Sunnybrook Events

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My Supporters (76)

Jimmy Jones left a message
Sep 19, 2021 5:30 PM
You continue to inspire your former teammates , Kirts!
james jones donated an undisclosed amount
Sep 19, 2021 5:26 PM
Corbett's Skis & Snowboards donated $500.00
Sep 14, 2021 7:47 PM
Debra Tymstra donated $200.00
Sep 14, 2021 7:45 PM
Dave Forbes donated $1,000.00
Aug 17, 2021 7:32 PM
Mark Osborne donated $1,000.00
Aug 17, 2021 8:47 AM
Mark Kirton donated $2,500.00
Aug 9, 2021 4:12 PM
Kevin Prestidge donated $100.00
Aug 5, 2021 9:43 PM
GREYSTONE DONATIONS donated $3,240.00
Aug 3, 2021 2:48 PM
Pat (Hitch) Hickey donated an undisclosed amount
Jul 29, 2021 4:49 PM
Ken Karakashian donated $1,000.00
Jul 22, 2021 9:33 AM
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Jul 17, 2021 11:06 PM
RE/MAX Aboutowne donated $4,400.00
Jun 28, 2021 2:23 PM
Kathy and Peter donated an undisclosed amount
Jun 28, 2021 11:35 AM
Jean and Bernie Zinman donated $500.00
Jun 22, 2021 7:07 AM
Mike and Carolyn Feric donated $100.00
Jun 21, 2021 10:47 PM
Susan Lloyd donated $50.00
Jun 21, 2021 7:49 PM
Marcia donated an undisclosed amount
Jun 21, 2021 10:40 AM
Susan left a message
Jun 20, 2021 3:30 PM
Best Wishes Mark!
Susan Sheppard & Stephen Firth donated an undisclosed amount
Jun 20, 2021 3:29 PM
Anonymous donated an undisclosed amount
Jun 19, 2021 10:42 PM
Dave Hann left a message
Jun 19, 2021 9:20 PM
Mark…just wanted you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. Here’s wishing you and your family all the best.
Dave Hann donated $50.00
Jun 19, 2021 9:17 PM
Bill Stackhouse donated $200.00
Jun 19, 2021 9:15 PM
Greg Wood left a message
Jun 19, 2021 8:43 PM
All the best Mark ??
Greg Wood donated $50.00
Jun 19, 2021 8:42 PM
Al Simpson donated $100.00
Jun 19, 2021 7:35 PM
Christopher Curtis donated $500.00
Jun 19, 2021 7:26 PM
Jim Kuzemko donated $125.00
Jun 17, 2021 9:42 AM
Glenn Davis left a message
Jun 16, 2021 1:12 PM
Great work Mark. Hoping the funds raised go towards a cure fir this horrible disease
Glenn Davis donated $100.00
Jun 16, 2021 1:09 PM
Dave Colwell donated $100.00
Jun 16, 2021 11:26 AM
Janice Nelson donated an undisclosed amount
Jun 16, 2021 10:33 AM
JEFFREY PANOS donated $250.00
Jun 16, 2021 7:26 AM
Bill L donated $100.00
Jun 15, 2021 8:17 PM
Bruce Murray donated $50.00
Jun 14, 2021 9:23 PM
Steve Simmons donated an undisclosed amount
Jun 14, 2021 10:05 AM
Aaron C donated $500.00
Jun 13, 2021 11:45 PM
Anonymous donated an undisclosed amount
Jun 13, 2021 9:21 PM
Dewey left a message
Jun 10, 2021 1:57 PM
Mark sorry I will miss you at the Stone, I hope you have a great day!
Michael Dwyer donated $500.00
Jun 10, 2021 1:56 PM
Andrew Briggs donated $100.00
Jun 10, 2021 11:00 AM
Brenda and Rob Dougall donated $50.00
Jun 9, 2021 8:59 AM
John Brosseau donated $50.00
Jun 7, 2021 2:55 PM
John and Jud Crombie donated $100.00
Jun 5, 2021 2:44 PM
Louise Preston donated an undisclosed amount
Jun 5, 2021 2:31 PM
David Maunder donated $100.00
Jun 4, 2021 6:52 AM
Mary Lui donated $100.00
Jun 3, 2021 11:13 AM
Beth Robertson donated $100.00
Jun 2, 2021 11:35 PM
Nick De Palma donated $75.00
Jun 2, 2021 10:08 PM
Brenda Corcoran-Dubas left a message
Jun 2, 2021 9:48 PM
Mark, I wish you the very best going forward, and I pray that they will find a cure for ALS very soon.
Brenda Corcoran-Dubas donated an undisclosed amount
Jun 2, 2021 9:46 PM
Julia Lombardi left a message
Jun 2, 2021 7:46 PM
When Eric, Adam and I played on the same hockey team as kids, we had a parents/coaches kids scrimmage. I still remember being in awe of how fast, powerful and skilled you were on the ice. Your inspiring and courageous advocacy in support of ALS will be everlasting. Heart of a lion, no doubt. Thank you.
Julia Lombardi & Bjorn Michaelsen donated $100.00
Jun 2, 2021 7:38 PM
Susan Sheppard & Stephen Firth left a message
Jun 2, 2021 7:21 PM
Best wishes for a successful campaign to end ALS! Cheers!
Trevor and Trish Whiffen donated $500.00
Jun 2, 2021 7:01 PM
Trevor and Trish Whiffen left a message
Jun 2, 2021 6:57 PM
Proud of you Buddy!
Taylor Family donated an undisclosed amount
Jun 2, 2021 4:53 PM
Mike J. left a message
Jun 2, 2021 3:16 PM
Go Get'm Mark
Mike Jovanovich donated $100.00
Jun 2, 2021 3:15 PM
Marlene & Murray Gamble donated $200.00
Jun 2, 2021 1:53 PM
James Ward donated $500.00
Jun 2, 2021 8:34 AM
Yvonne Little donated an undisclosed amount
Jun 1, 2021 8:26 PM
jamie lanoue donated $100.00
Jun 1, 2021 5:40 PM
Avis Team donated $100.00
Jun 1, 2021 1:08 PM
Bill Keay left a message
Jun 1, 2021 11:01 AM
Mark you are a true inspiration and great guy!
Bill and Marlene Keay donated $100.00
Jun 1, 2021 10:58 AM
Violeta Djuric donated $100.00
Jun 1, 2021 10:05 AM
Susan McMillan donated $100.00
Jun 1, 2021 9:30 AM
Vince and Carla A. donated $50.00
Jun 1, 2021 9:29 AM
Walter and Debbie Sawka donated $200.00
Jun 1, 2021 8:03 AM
June MH donated $25.00
Jun 1, 2021 12:36 AM
Jamie & Melanie Allison donated $100.00
May 31, 2021 7:57 PM
Lisa Lanoue donated $100.00
May 31, 2021 4:46 PM
Lisa Lanoue left a message
May 31, 2021 4:44 PM
You are an inspiration Mark and a true champ!
Joette Fielding donated $100.00
May 31, 2021 4:37 PM