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Media Centre

Press Releases

May 17, 2018: Kids with Cancer Suffer as Inequity Gap Widens

May 17, 2018: Proposal given to the Minister of Health by Helena in April 2018 with Ac2orn and C17. There are now 31 Cancer Organizations and 30 leading pediatric clinicians and researchers supporting this proposal!

Media Contact

Kathy Motton
Communications Director
kathymotton@gmail.com
416-315-4535

Images for media use

Images of Helena with Canadian Leaders and her childhood cancer friends 

Please note the photo credits required for some images.

Stats and Facts on Childhood, Adolescent and Young Adult

Statistics and facts on Childhood, Adolescent and Young Adults, including the sources.

Past media coverage and speeches

Toronto.com and Beaches-East York Neighbourhood Voice, July 5, 2019
https://www.toronto.com/news-story/8710759-pre-teen-east-york-cancer-survivor-fights-for-friends-still-in-treatment/

Breakfast Television – City TV Toronto Morning Show, June 25, 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYKJtLiqC6E&feature=youtu.be

Beach Metro –  Helena hopes to help kids get better access to cancer treatment, June 26, 2018
http://www.beachmetro.com/2018/06/28/helena-hopes-to-help-kids-get-better-access-to-cancer-treatment/

Intelligencer – Fighting for a Fighting Chance – newspaper article, June 1, 2018
http://www.intelligencer.ca/2018/06/01/fighting-for-a-fighting-chance

Global National News TV feature, May 21, 2018
https://globalnews.ca/video/4222496/location-impact-treatment-for-pediatric-cancer-patients

Front page article from Globe and Mail, May 17, 2018
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-health-canada-urged-to-provide-funding-for-pediatric-cancer-costs/

Follow-up opinion editorial from Globe and Mail, May 20, 2018
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/editorials/article-globe-editorial-give-pediatric-cancer-sufferers-the-help-they-need/

CBC Here and Now Radio interview with Helena Kirk, May 17, 2018
http://www.cbc.ca/listen/shows/here-and-now-toronto/segment/15545148

Speech to All Party Women’s Caucus in Canadian Parliament Building, April 2018
https://youtu.be/rp99pz3JGWk

Helena’s Hope and Helena being recognized in the Canadian House of Commons (May 2018)
https://youtu.be/D8MAxTWV8TI

Helena Kirk being recognized in the Canadian House of Commons (April 2018)
https://youtu.be/kaEXwsVilkk

Help Us Survive, Kids Say
http://www.intelligencer.ca/2018/03/19/help-us-survive-kids-say

Helena Kirk’s speech Purple Party 2017
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMMW73gvAtg

East Toronto girl featured in bold new SickKids VS campaign
https://www.toronto.com/community-story/7020352-east-toronto-girl-featured-in-bold-new-sickkids-vs-campaign/