For the third year in a row Christmas Beacons is honored to be one of the decorating sponsors of the Homes for the Holidays charity event held in market in Markham .
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This event provided participants the opportunity to come together as a community and celebrate the joys of the Christmas season, get holiday decorating ideas from some ofthe best decorators in Markham and support he York Region Breast Cancer Friends and for the Varley Art Gallery charities.
In 2008 over $100,000 was raised for the York Region Breast Cancer Friends and for the Varley Art Gallery and Markham. with 2000 tickets expected to be sold the goals for this year were even more ambitious. The events was well attended and there is every expectation that the fund raising goals were met.
The website for this event provides a description of these two charities. The following description of the two charities involved is taken directly from the website.
York Region Breast Cancer Friends
in Partnership with the Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation
York Region Breast Cancer Friends is a volunteer based organization that raises money for breast cancer research, diagnosis and treatment and has been active for over 20 years in our community. For the past three years, York Region Breast Cancer Friends has partnered with the Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation to support its community Breast Health Centre. The new rapid access Breast Health Centre represents a patientcentred model of care offering the latest in diagnostic, assessment and treatment capabilities focused completely on our patients’ needs. The centre delivers “one-stop” coordinated care in a dignified setting built for optimum patient comfort and privacy.
Varley-McKay Art Foundation and the Fredrick Horsman Varley Art Gallery
The Varley-McKay Art Foundation supports the Varley Art Gallery of Markham, which is in its 12th year as a premiere cultural destination in York Region. The gallery is committed to presenting historical and contemporary exhibitions, and offers programming that benefits the entire community. Through studio courses, art camps for children, in-house and outreach programming in York Region schools and special events dedicated to celebrating the arts, the gallery is an integral component in engaging the community. New initiatives include youth at-risk programming and an expansion of our community outreach program.
Christmas Beacons provided and designed the exterior Christmas lighting for the home pictured above.