Today I paid a visit to the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre Wig Salon and Accessories Boutique. It is the only place in Toronto that I found that accepts gently used wigs to be reconditioned for patients that may need one. I also discovered they will take head coverings and scarves too. They have a Look Good Feel Better program out of the space as well as sell hats and accessories with proceeds going back to the hospital. I was lucky to meet the lovely team including Wig Specialist Laurie as well as a fourteen year volunteer giving back. Such a special place to help patients. Unfortunately not everyone is lucky to have work and/or private insurance or can afford to cover the cost of a wig. For those patients PMH runs a service outside of the PMH Lodge on Jarvis on Wednesday mornings to help those who cannot afford a wig and do not have insurance. All wigs have been donated like the one I dropped off today. Appointments must be made in advance by phoning Laurie at 416-413-7412. Losing your hair can be traumatizing so if you have gently used wigs, head coverings or scarves, definitely consider donating them to PMH and help patients in need.
“The power of food is more than just the meal itself; there’s the story behind it. When you get to know the story and the recipe, you get to know the person behind it. That’s what we’re talking about in terms of coming together, to really engage and talk and be able to celebrate what connects us, rather than what divides us. That, I believe, is the ethos of Together.” – Duchess of Sussex
I love cookbooks, coffee table books and hearing people’s stories. I love how food connects us and is part of our family history. I absolutely adore this project and how it brings hope and community after the horrific fire at Grenfell Tower in London. Together: Our Community Cookbook brings together things I love – food, people, photography, a sense of community and giving back. The book is absolutely beautiful and will help the Hubb Community Kitchen to grow and thrive. A beautiful project to support. I highly recommend purchasing a copy of Together and helping the women at the Hubb Kitchen.
“Nothing brings me more happiness than trying to help the most vulnerable people in society. It is a goal and an essential part of my life – a kind of destiny.” – Princess Diana
It is hard to believe 35 years ago today, I was so very lucky to see Princess Diana and Prince Charles on a school trip to Ottawa that just happened to coincide with their first visit to Canada. While a few decades have passed, I still remember that day. It was very hot and humid and I remember being dressed in pink top and skirt. Forever a girly girl. I remember the waiting and the moment when a few school friends and I finally saw Princess Diana in her limousine en route to Rideau Hall. Sadly the photograph wasn’t the best quality but my memory of that day remains alive and well.
Princess Diana – you are forever missed.
Incredibly sad news about the loss of Former First Lady and fellow Junior League member Barbara Bush. A strong and classy lady who leaves behind a wonderful legacy including giving back to literacy and the community.
“At the end of your life you will never regret not having passed one more test, not wining one more verdict, or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child or a parent.” – Barbara Bush
I am absolutely positive Mrs. Bush had no regrets.
Happiness is finally meeting Murphy – Wellness Partner and Therapy Dog in Training at North York General Hospital. Spending ten minutes with Murphy brought joy to my entire day. Follow Murphy on his journey on Instagram at @murphy_pawsforyourhealth. I can’t wait to visit him again!
Happy National Volunteer Week to all my fellow volunteers who contribute to making our communities and the world a better place. ❤️
I am a proud to 15 year member of the Junior League. I am forever grateful for all the leadership and community training and development it has provided me as well as many beautiful friendships. The Junior League has been a positive catalyst in my life and re-committed my desire to give back to others and my community.
Join us! We are UNSTOPPABLE! We are the Junior League!