Thank you to everyone who volunteered, donated to, shared, and/or participated in the Silent Auction at the beginning of June!
This event was a HUGE success and we couldn't have done it without you!
We are so thankful to everyone who helped make this happen! Our community is amazing!
We wanted to sent a huge shout-out to all the supporters of our Silent Auction! Because of your donations, we raised over $4,100 in support of Aaron's Butterfly Run Ottawa/Gatineau!
THANK YOU to all of our supporters (in alphabetical order):
Amanda Marie Photography
Annie Carrier Photographe Lifestyle & Artiste Émotionelle
Ariane DL Photographe
Babes & Beyond: Pediatric Sleep Consulting & Childbirth Education
Bold & Fabulous
Boomerang Kids Orléans
Boutique Planète Bébé
Bouquet ô Fruit
Bowman's Bar & Grill
Breathe In Photography - Ottawa Birth Photographer
Canada Aviation and Space Museum
Canadian Agriculture and Food Museum
Canadian Museum of History
Canadian War Museum
CDN Prints (check them out on Etsy)
Creative Treats Club
Crown of Dreams
EdgeWater Total Fitness
Full Cycle Ottawa
Green Thumb Garden Centre
Jacobsons Gourmet Concepts
Janel's Hair Studio
Kids Kingdom Orleans
K2 Martial Arts & Fitness
Licorice Whip Designs
Movement & Function Massage Therapy
National Gallery of Canada
Out of the woodworks
Petits Plaisirs Chocolata Treats
Pure Yoga Ottawa
Rama Lotus Yoga Centre
Signing Pebble Books
SweetLegs Ottawa with Sarah
Tenth Moon Mothercare
The Keg Steakhouse + Bar - Keg Manor
The Love & Loss Project
T.R. Finds & Designs
Yuk Yuk's Ottawa
& to everyone who made personal donations!
We are so thankful that the Silent Auction was able to raise over $4,100! Proceeds from the Silent Auction directly benefit Aaron's Butterfly Run Ottawa/Gatineau, in support of families who've experienced pregnancy loss, infant loss, or infertility.
We intentionally decided that 100% of run registrations for Aaron's Butterfly Run Ottawa/Gatineau will go directly to Roger Neilson House. But this also meant that we needed to come up with creative ideas to raise money to support the costs of coordinating the Run itself. Our Silent Auction is one of the vehicles for doing this. The proceeds will be carefully used to cover costs of things such as Race Kits. Any leftover money will be used in our community to support pregnancy loss, infant loss, and infertility. We're coming up with other ideas of where any additional proceeds will go - for example, we may purchase miscarriage kits that our community hospitals could give to patients when they are informed of, or experience, a miscarriage.
Its also important to note that Aaron's Butterfly Run Ottawa/Gatineau is organized entirely by volunteers. Our proceeds will go to Roger Neilson House, support the Run itself, and be utilized to support pregnancy loss, infant loss, or infertility in our community.
Continue to Join and Share!
The Silent Auction happened online, in this Facebook group, on June 2nd and 3rd, 2017. Since we had almost 1,000 members in this group for the Auction, we've decided to keep the group alive to continue raising awareness about miscarriage and infant loss, and to share information about upcoming events related to Aaron's Butterfly Run Ottawa/Gatineau. Feel free to continue joining and sharing this group! Also remember to like our Facebook page. Thank you again for all of your support!
How'd It Work?
In case you're curious, here's how our Silent Auction worked:
What Goodies Did We Have?
Here's all the amazing items and services that were up for bids in our Auction. Congratulations to our winning bidders!