About the Pediatric Neurosurgery Fund

Red Carpet for Kids Goes Bollywood
dances its way in to a successful night!!

Red Carpet for Kids Goes Bollywood was an amazing success!! Thank you so much to Carolyn Vaage, the RCFK 2016 committee and all of the volunteers that night for all your hard work! Thank you to Kaela & Mike Hendra and Dr Rehanna Chateur for your heart felt speeches, and to Mike Beaudoin for hosting the event for the 5th year in a row! A very special thank you to Artisan Homes, Smart Tax, Digital Tea, Quality Construction, Liberty Security, Khazana's Restaurant, Chemco Electric, World Floor Coverings, B Wright Drywall, Cameron Corporation, Julio's Barrio,Coleman and Go Honda for sponsoring the event. Thank you to all of the silent auction donors and everyone who donated the night of the event. We would also like to thank John Aspden for taking the amazing pictures we have posted in our Media tab under Red Carpet for Kids Goes Bollywood 2016.

IWK surgeons create care packages for patients
and their families

Please take a moment to watch this story of the Neurosurgery Team at IWK Health Center in the Maritimes.

Two years ago they reached out to us with a desire to create a fund to help their patient population.

We are thrilled with the partnership we've created with IWK and are proud of the way we are able to help more Neurosurgical Families!

Amazing donation from an amazing company!
Thank you to Josie and Scott Safety for supporting the NKF

A huge thank you to the employees at 'Scott Safety' for this amazing donation!!! At their Christmas Party this year, they generously raised money for the Neurosurgery Kids Fund. They have a special connection to one of our NKF superheroes and we are beyond grateful for the support from a fabulous company!

Thank you Jayden!!
Your support means everything to us

A very special thank you to Jayden Murray for her amazing donation from selling bracelets. Jayden has been an NKF and Camp Everest superstar from early on. We are so proud of who she is and what she continues to accomplish. Thanks Jayden!

Registration for Camp Everest North and Lil' Everest are now open!
Click on the buttons on the left hand side of this webpage to register


Amazing Kids Doing Amazing Things!
Thank-you McKenna and Marley for you donation to the NKF
What is more uplift than this? McKenna worked hard to honour her BFF Marley by donating money to the NKF! Thank you girls, the world is a more beautiful place with you in it!

Salsbury Composite High School SAILS into our hearts
High School students losing sleep to make a difference to our kids
A MASSIVE thank you to the Salisbury High School SAIL Leadership Group, who organized a "Wake-A-Thon" for the NKF at their school December 5th. Over 50 of their peers pulled an all-nighter to raise money to help send our NKF kiddos to Camp Everest

Thank you ConocoPhilips Canada
for your continued support of Camp Everest
Thank you to Bicki Rogers and the entire ConocoPhilips family for their continued support of the children who attend Camp Everest. ConocoPhilips was one of the first major donors that NKF had and we are so very grateful for their continued support

The Compass and the Building Trades of Alberta:
A partnership that will change the world!
We are so excited to have joined partners with the Building Trades of Alberta to produce a new publication called "The Compass". The Compass is a book written by caregivers for caregivers. It is a book that will make it easier for caregivers and patients to navigate the complex and exhausting journey of an acute or chronically ill child that has undergone brain or spinal cord surgery, injury or a condition. The Compass is currently in the final editing phase and we are hoping to have the book launch at the end of this year.

Neurosurgery Kids Fund Flash Mob Video Goes Viral
If you haven't seen it yet, take a peak...
In order to bring awareness to conditions that effect the brain and spinal cord of our patients, the NKF posted a flash mob video on YouTube on October 26. Since then more than 165 000 people have viewed it and learned more about the Fund. Thank you so much to all of the staff, caregivers and patients who participated in the video. We truly felt like one big happy, dancing family!! To view the video please click on the YouTube button above. Please help us out by sharing it on your Facebook page, Tweeting about it or send the link to you friends and family (

Thank you Liberty Security
for your generous donation of over $25 000 to NKF!!
Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to make the Liberty Classic golf tournament such a huge success! We were so honored to spend the day with the Peterson Foundation for Parkinsons! What an amazing charity, doing amazing work.

Thank you Vallen
for your generous donation to the NKF
Thank you so much to the Vallen Golf Tournament for raising an amazing $38,095.87 in support of the NKF. A generous donation that will help so many children and families. A special thank you to Tom Zarski for nominating the NKF we are so thankful!

Neurosurgery Kids Fund Christmas Party
Friday, November 14, 2014
Stay tuned for more information of the first annual Neurosurgery Kids Christmas Party! News on the event will be available on the web site in early September!!

Neurosurgery Kids Fund Website Evaluation
5-10 minute survey
Hello Neurosurgery Kids Fund Family

I am looking for your help!!! My name is Tina Vogel and I am a Co-Founder and Co-Director of Camp Everest & L'il Everest! I am just finishing my master's degree and I am doing my thesis on evaluating our Neurosurgery Kids Fund website and how you are all using it. Please fill out a quick survey that takes about 5-10 minutes to complete.

I would be so grateful and thank you in advance! Please copy & paste this address to be redirected to the survey!

Lil' Evererst - The Amazing Family Race
August 15, 2014
Who:        Any child 0–6 years of age in Canada who has had brain or spinal cord surgery is welcome to join us at L’il Everest!
What:       This is a family day camp full of fun & adventure!
Where:     CAMP HEHOHA on Lake Isle (45 mins west of Edmonton).
                 Range Road 55, Parkland County
                 Go to: for directions.
When:      August 15, 2014                       
                 from 10am – 8 pm          
How:        Online registration now closed. Please check back in the Fall for 2015 dates
Cost:       FREE to child, siblings, & parents!

 For more information on the events of Lil' Everest, click on the Lil Evererest button on the left hand side of this page.

Theme this year is SURVIVOR HAWAII! 

WHO: Any child aged 7-17 years across Canada who has had any brain and/or spine surgery!
WHEN:  July 8-11, 2014
WHERE: Camp HeHoHa on Lake Isle. 
HOW: Register at and Click on the Camp Everest link.

Alberta Association of Insurance Adjustors Comes Through Again!
Thank you for your generous donation of $12000
Thank you so much to the Alberta Association of Insurance Adjustor for your amazing continued support of the NKF. We had such a great time at the event and feel like part of your family. A special thank-you to Chris Miller and Dalyce Twerdochlib for always putting on such a meaningful and amazing event. We couldn't do it without you!!

Excellence in Customer Satisfaction and Excellence in Supporting Sick Children
Thank you so much Kingsway Toyota
A big thank you to Kingsway Toyota for raising $4700 for the NKF. Thank you Daniel, Jordan and everyone else for your generosity and commitment !

Thank-you to Save On Foods Nameo
for the help filling our Family Emergency Bags
Thank you so much to Chris and Lance of Save on Foods Namao for their donation of enough toiletries to fill 30 of our Family Support Emergency Bags.

Thank you to Go Honda!!
for their generous donation of $8250
Go Honda provides their employee with $500 to complete a random act of kindness. The employees got together and decided to pool the money and donate it to the Neurosurgery Kids Fund. What an amazing company to work for. What an amazing group of employees to suport us in such a meaningful way. Thank-you Go Honda and Jason Maroney!!

Thank you so much to John Paul I elementry school and the Elgot Family
for your amazing donation of over $12000

We had the honor of attending a head shave on February 14th at John Paul I Elementry School in Edmonton in honor of Naomi Elgot. Naomi passed away 6 months ago after a courageous battle with a brain tumor. Naomi had attended and loved Camp Everest, so in her memory her family and the staff at the school donated the proceeds of the event to the camp in order to provide other children the oppertunity to experience the pure joy that Naomi did at camp. Thank you so much to everyone who made this heart warming event possible.

Thank you so much to the Bosma Family!!!
Olivier and his family raised $2155 at his second birthday
Thank you so much to our ridiculously cute Oliver Bosma who raised $2155 from friends and family at his 2nd birthday!! You know you have made a huge impact in the world when the cheque you are holding is bigger than you! A very special thank you to Jessica & Trevor Bosma. You are an amazing family and we couldn't be more proud.

Thank you to Jeff and Stacey Hall
for your generous donation to the NKF
Thank you Jeff & Stacey Hall for your generous donation to the NKF. Jeff & Stacey instituted a "donation rule" at their December 6th wedding. If one of their guests wanted them to kiss, then a donation to the NKF was requested. Not only have they donated their time and heart to Camp Everest, but they have also allowed Camp Everest tp be part of their very special day :)

Aimee Munroe's Bracelet Donation
$1535 donation from hand made $5 bracelets!! Amazing!!
Thank you so much Aimee Munroe and family for your generous donation to the Neurosurgery Kids Fund! The money will be used to provide comfort to families who are urgently admitted to the Stollery Children's Hospital for brain or spinal cord surgery. You're the best!!

Thank-you Lori Gnenz, Melody Willier and Julio's Barrio!
Running for Hope a Huge Success!!
Thanks so much to everyone who vounteered or ran at the Julio's Barrio Running for Hope event. Together we were able to raise over $21 000 for the Neurosurgery Kids Fund. This money will be used to support the Hope Stones Project and other programs of support for the families. Great job everyone!

April 1, 2013
This is the first website of its kind in Canada that is dedicated to all the kids, families, & friends who have been affected by pediatric brain or spinal cord surgery. Please feel free to navigate around all the links on our website to learn more about what we do, who we do it all for, and how you can be part of this amazing group! Be sure to vist the Join The Community page - sign up is free and you will be able to connect and share your photos, videos, and experiences with others!

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