Toronto Maple Leafs Skate for Easter Seals Kids
Sunday February 7, 2010

To sponsor Rebecca, please click on this link.
Welcome to Rebecca Bernard's Toronto Maple Leafs Skate for Easter Seals Kids page.

This year's event takes place on Sunday February 7, 2010 at the MasterCard Centre for Hockey Excellence, which is the Maple Leafs new practice facility.  With your help and generous donations, Rebecca hopes to beat this year's goal.  See below for current progress.

We have created a special new music video called The Climb.  We hope you enjoy it.

Click on the picture below to watch the video.  (Watch in full screen mode if possible.)

(High Speed Internet is required.)

Rebecca reached her goal and raised more money for Easter Seals this year, than any other year.  Rebecca was the 2nd highest fundraiser, raising exactly $8000.  In 4 years of fundraising for this event, Rebecca has raised over $22,000 for Easter Seals.  As Rebecca says "That is Awesome".

A Special Thank You to each and every one of you who donated and supported Rebecca on her skate.  Rebecca thanks you from the bottom of her heart and she could not have done it without you. 

Rebecca was interviewed by Global TV News at the skate.  To see the video story and see clips of Rebecca, click here.

About Rebecca:

Anyone who knows Rebecca, knows what a caring little girl she is.  She wants to try to help other children who have disabilities similar to hers.  It's been 2 years since Rebecca participated in this skating event.  2 years ago, Rebecca was the top individual fundraiser and in 3 years of fund raising for this event, Rebecca raised over $14,000 for Easter Seals, thanks to your generous donations.  That is quite an accomplishment for a child Rebecca's age. 

This year's video, The Climb, shows that having a disability should not stop you from trying to experience as much as possible.  It takes a lot of determination, but the end result is worth the hard work and effort involved.

Please tell your family and friends about this website and our video.  There may be others who wish to support Rebecca on her Easter Seals skate.

Facts About Rebecca's Equipment Costs:

Did you know Rebecca's power wheelchair cost over $16,000, her manual wheelchair, $5000, her walker $6500, an elevator lift for our home $30,000 and a bath lift $1000?  All this is much needed equipment to help Rebecca with her daily routine. 

Easter Seals helped fund some of the costs for Rebecca's manual wheelchair and we will continue to use Easter Seals to help purchase much needed equipment for Rebecca.  Every year, as Rebecca grows and her needs change, we need to purchase new equipment for her.

Easter Seals does not have the restrictions other organizations do; they do not care if equipment is partially funded by the government or what your income is.  Their only concern is having enough money to go around. 
That is where you can help.

Please consider helping children with physical disabilities, like Rebecca, by sponsoring her in this year's Toronto Maple Leafs Skate for Easter Seals Kids event.  To sponsor Rebecca, please click on this link and you will be brought to the Easter Seals secure website where an online donation can be made.  A tax receipt will be emailed to you once you complete your donation.

Rebecca and her family THANK YOU for your support.

Goal: $6,000
Raised: $8,000
Sponsors: 82
of goal achieved

Thank You

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Other Things To Enjoy:

Rebecca was on the front page of the Toronto Star on Monday January 29, 2007, pictured with Bryan McCabe, after the 2007 Easter Seals Skate event.  (But they reported the wrong amount of money raised by Rebecca.  She actually raised $6000.)

Watch any of our previous year's music videos by clicking on the pictures below.  All videos were created by our family.

Easter Seals
Skate 2005
Easter Seals
Skate Jan 2007
Hero - Easter Seals
Skate Dec 2007

To see a slideshow of pictures from previous Toronto Maple Leafs Skate for Easter Seals Kids events, click here.

We created Rebecca's own Easter Seals Skate 2010 newsletter.  Click here to read it.  Feel free to print or forward the newsletter to any of your family or friends.

To learn more about Easter Seals, please go to their website Easter

Email me please (this is not a link)

To sponsor Rebecca, please click on this link.