Volunteer Spotlight: Michael Seccareccia
Project Sunshine Canada is pleased to welcome Michael Seccareccia as a new volunteer and member of the Young Patrons Circle (YPC) Chapter. Since joining the chapter in 2016, Michael has been a shining ambassador for Project Sunshine!
Michael is currently volunteering his time organizing the annual fundraising event, Shine On!; specifically seeking sponsorship support as well as volunteering at special events such as the annual Sick Kids Mother's Day and Father's Day events. The YPC volunteer at various events throughout the city as part of their volunteer commitment in addition to raising awareness and revenue for Project Sunshine through fundraising initiatives. Volunteers transform the hospital in to fun and welcoming spaces for kids and families at annual special events that often include photo booths, arts and crafts activities, and massage therapy services for caregivers.
As a child Michael was treated at SickKids for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia and as a result of his childhood encounter with serious illness he is able to bring a special appreciation and understanding to his role as a YPC member and Project Sunshine Canada volunteer. He knows that not only is proper medical attention vital to treatment of physical symptoms but emotional support is also paramount – especially for children – to the healing process.
"A sick child should never be defined by their illness. Project Sunshine helps ensure a child has the opportunity to be their age before their illness."
Michael recognizes the value of what Project Sunshine Canada's programs brings to children and their families facing medical challenges and is proud to be part of the Project Sunshine team! Learn more about the YPC Chapter on their web site
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