When Maddison was born her father was dying of ALS. She helped care for him; feeding, fetching and most importantly making him laugh. When he was voiceless, she made his eyes smile. She also helped with her little brother while bravely managing her own childhood. At age 6 her Dad died.
At age 12 Maddison was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer, Ewing's Sarcoma. She underwent 11 months of chemotherapy, surgery and weeks of daily radiation.
A highlight in the midst of this extremely difficult time - Maddison was given a wish from the Children’s Wish Foundation - anything she wanted. Maddison said no thanks to a Disney cruise for herself, her brother Derek and her mom, Sharon. No thanks to the $5,000 shopping spree. No thanks to the giant plasma screen TV. Maddie wanted to make a wish with meaning, one that would last. Maddison became aware of the plight of children in Africa who lived in severe poverty when she watched TV during her frequent hospital stays. She then decided to use her wish to make a difference and build a school there. Read more
The Girl Who Gave Her Wish Away
Posted on Dec 15, 2012
6th Annual M.A.D. 4 MADDIE 5KM Fun Run/Walk( Kids - 1 Km Run)
Saturday May 25, 2013
Saturday May 25, 2013
6th Annual M.A.D. 4 MADDIE 5KM Fun Run/Walk ( Kids - 1 Km Run) New This Year
MADDIE'S AMAZING RACE
TEAM BUILDING COMPETITION
(Create a team and compete in fun activities)
Enjoy Food, Competition, Music
Special guest speaker - Molly Burke - from Free The Children
Hosted this year by St Thomas More High School
1045 Upper Paradise
Race starts at 10am, Registration open 9:15am
Individuals, Families and Teams Welcome
Contact email@example.com 905 389 8046 for pledge sheet
2nd Annual Dinner, Dance, Auction Hamilton Convention Centre
Saturday November 2, 2013
Saturday November 2, 2013
2nd Annual Dinner, Dance, Auction
Hamilton Convention Centre
Join us for an extraordinary evening of fine dining, entertainment, great deals and celebrating a wonderful cause
Keeping Maddie's dream alive - Supporting a maternity ward in Kenya.
Help us make the world a better place, and have fun doing it!
Thank you for your support, we cant do this alone
5th Anniversary Dinner and Dance, Auction
Friday May 11th, 2012
5th Anniversary Dinner and Dance, Auction. Friday May 11th, 2012 7pm at Michelangelo Banquet Centre -Hamilton $25
5th Anniversary 5 km Fun Run/Walk - Saturday May 26th at St Thomas More High School - Hamilton Online pledging at https://secure.e2rm.com/registrant/startup.aspx?eventid=90464
For tickets or pledge sheets see Sharon Babineau firstname.lastname@example.org
Charity run keeps Maddie's wish alive
Posted on October 17, 2011
The Hamilton Spectator
(May 28, 2008) Take a run, have some fun and learn a little Swahili while helping fund school supplies for kids in Kenya. That's the idea behind M.A.D. 4 Maddie, a five-kilometre fun run and interactive African experience Saturday at Pier 8 at the foot of James Street North. The activities honour the memory of Maddie Babineau, the 15-year-old Hamilton girl who died last May after a three-year fight with a rare form of cancer. Babineau gave away her Children's Wish Foundation wish to get almost anything she wanted, and asked to build a school in Kenya. Then she successfully set about raising money for a well beside the school so children could attend classes and still fulfil their water-hauling chores for their families. Babineau's mother, Sharon Babineau, says the idea behind the run is to have fun and see a little of what life among the Masai in Kenya is all about. There will be activity stations where participants can face versions of challenges that are part of daily life in the region. "We believe this will be the first of many M.A.D. (Making a Difference) runs," she said. Registration for the run is at Pier 8 starting at 8 a.m. The run (or walk, if you like) starts at 9 a.m. There will be activities and speakers -- including representatives of Free The Children, the organization that built the school Babineau requested -- until about noon. Anyone looking for eats can stroll into the first Hamilton Waterfront Wingfest, going on at Pier 8 at the same time. Organizers of the M.A.D. run would like participants to donate or bring in $30 in sponsorships, because $30 will buy a year's worth of school supplies for a Kenyan child. For more information, see the website at maddieswishproject.com or call 905-389-8046. email@example.com 905-526-2469
NEW ANNOUNCEMENT FOR 2011 RUN
Posted on April 15, 2011
On Saturday, May 28th 2011 we will celebrate Maddie’s legacy by holding the 4th annual M.A.D. 4 MADDIE event.
Pledge Form - Craig Keilburger is pleased to offer a spot at the Toronto Take Action Academy this summer to the participant who raises the most money for MAD4MADDIE.
You can download and print the form here Click Here to download Form 1 and Click Here to download Form 2.
Checques must be made payable to M-A-D 4 MADDIE. Please bring all your pledge money and this form to the event. Photocopy this form for additional pledges. Keep a photocopy of the pledge form submission for your records. A tax receipt will be issued by Free the Children for donations of $10.00 or more, but only if the donor's name, address and postal code are printed clearly.