To date, over $158,000 has been raised for Tali’s Fund. The funds provided by Tali's Fund have helped lead to a large collaborative study with contributions from 37 institutions from within Canada and around the world. The team of researchers at the Arthur and Sonia Labatt Brain Tumour Research Centre at SickKids Hospital recently published a research paper in the journal The Lancet Oncology. It is the largest study published to date on ATRT (Atypical Teratoid Rhabdoid Tumour). Their data provides a crucial first framework for the development of clinical trials. Research is ongoing with a second publication already in the works. Funds continue to be needed so that this crucial work can continue.

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Sunday, 31 May 2015

Redefining Infant Brain Tumours

The Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto just released a news article explaining the results of the recently published study in The Lancet Oncology on ATRT (the type of tumour that Tali had).  Tali's Fund has been instrumental in helping to fund this research.  The study was conducted in the lab of Dr. Annie Huang, Senior Scientist at the Brain Tumour Research Centre at SickKids Hospital. Dr. Huang supervised several students including first author John Torchia, a PhD candidate at the University of Toronto.  Click here to read the article:

Redefining Infant Brain Tumours - Click here to read

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Tali's Fund News

$13,000 raised at Energy Karate for Tali's Fund!!

Our 7th annual event at Energy Karate was a success! Heartfelt thank you to Energy Karate for their unwavering support of Tali's Fund.  Thank you to the organizers, Sensei's and volunteers for their help and for making the event enjoyable and meaningful for all.  Thanks to all those who participated in the board breaking event!  Thanks to those who donated items for our raffle, and to those who baked delicious treats for our bake sale!   And many thanks to In Style Activities for providing the cotton candy and popcorn machines, supplies, and personnel!  

Meagan's Walk 2015

Tali's Team recently participated in Meagan's Walk as we do each year.  Meagan's Walk is a 5 km walk that culminates with thousands of participants joining hands to hug the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), sending a message of hope and love to those within.  Over 4,000 people participated this year to support paediatric brain tumour research at SickKids.  

The kilometers walked by each participant will be counted towards the 2015 Walk Around the World for Brain Tumours campaign.  This campaign was launched by the International Brain Tumour Alliance (IBTA).  Each year,  people around the world undertake sponsored or unsponsored walks to raise awareness about brain tumours and to symbolically "donate" the mileage covered to the World Walk target of circling the Earth.

The 2014 Walk Around the World for Brain Tumours collected a record total of 519, 057 km, which is equivalent to walking 13 times around the globe at the equator!  Over 38 organizations from around the world held a total of 113 walks, raising awareness about brain tumours as well as valuable research funds.  

Monday, 6 April 2015




MAY 2, 2015


For the 7th year in a row, Energy Karate will host a fundraising event with all proceeds going to Tali's Fund. During this year’s event, Energy Karate students, both children and adults, will participate in a board breaking event.  The seminar is open only to members of Energy Karate, but as part of the event we will also hold our

great prizes 
yummy home-made treats

popcorn &
cotton candy

Please stop by anytime between 9:00 and 3:00!  

We will be outside Energy Karate

1101 Rutherford Rd.,
Vaughan, ON L6A 1S2

(in the Starbucks plaza at Rutherford and Thornhill Woods), rain or shine!


For more information about Energy Karate, please visit their website

Hope to see you there!

Thank you to InStyle Activities for their support!  

Recent Events:

March 10th: Art Raffle - 4 Women Gallery

A women's networking event was held at the 4 Women Gallery.  Haia Hason lovingly created an exquisite work of art in honour of Tali.  She donated this piece as a raffle prize as part of the evening's events.  $700 was raised for Tali's Fund!  Thank you so much to Haia, Ayala Raiter (Gallery owner) and to the organizers of the evening for their help and support.  To see more of Haia's work, please visit her website at

Monday, 26 January 2015


Cards displaying the beautiful paintings from our recent Kids 4 Kids Art event are now for sale! 
All proceeds will go to Tali’s Fund. 

Package of 6 cards:  $10
Package of 12 cards: $12

Available at the 4 Women Gallery
 7787 Yonge Street, Suite 205, Thornhill, Ontario

or contact

Each card displays one of these prints.  Cards are blank on the inside.
Back of the cards

Dec 2014:  Thank you to Arielle Mizrahi and friends who set up a Tali's Fund booth at their high school Rock Your Cause event!  The booth helped raised awareness about Tali's Fund and paediatric brain tumours.  

May 2014:  The Kids 4 Kids Art Fundraiser hosted by the 4 Women Gallery was a fantastic event! Many thanks to the organizers and to all the students for their talent, creativity and time.  The event raised $5000 for Tali's Fund!