Monday, March 21, 2011

Mall at the Hall

So, I have been on a committee to plan an event called Mall at the Hall. The event is to raise money for Hemophilia! I am really looking forward to it and want to get as many people out as possible!
The following is an article all about Mall at the Hall!

When Jenny Rucklic’s little boy Carter started getting unexplained bruises she was shocked.

It wasn’t long until Carter was diagnosed with Severe Factor 8 Hemophilia, a genetic disorder that doesn’t allow his blood to clot properly. This diagnosis through the entire family for a loop.

“Hemophilia has turned our lives upside down,” said Rucklic.

But Jenny isn’t the type of mom who takes things lying down. She immediately jumped into action and has been doing everything in her power to help improve the quality of life for her little boy.

“I want to raise awareness and helps others living with Hemophilia as much as I can,” she said.

Hemophilia causes Carter to bleed into his joints and muscles. These bleeds are very painful and are treated with replacement factor. The factor is administered with a needle and takes about one hour to infuse.

There is no cure for Hemophilia. It is estimated that 1 in 5,000 people has a bleeding disorder.

Jenny is currently the secretary of the Calgary Chapter of the Canadian Hemophilia Society and has recently started her own charity, Carter’s Quest for a Cure.

Her first event is Mall in the Hall. A neighbourhood hall filled with vendors such as Stella and Dot, Arbonne, Discovery toys, Scentsy and many more. There will also be a bake sale and raffle prizes. The raffle prizes include meals, movie tickets, spa gift certificates, Calaway park tickets, tickets to the Calgary Zoo and sports tickets. All the proceeds will go to helping people living with Hemophilia.

There will also be a kids section so parents can shop. Coffee, tea and soft drinks will be available.

Mall at the Hall takes place on April 9th, Saturday 2011 at Glenbrook Community Hall 3524 - 45 Street SW from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information, contact Jenny Rucklic at


1 comment:

  1. I didn't leave her contact information in this blog post but if you would like it please let me know!