Success Stories!

Our Dedicated Crew

Give These People A Huge Thanks For All The Work They Do.

Demitria Chalkias

PSA

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Olivia Patiakas

Ballet - Smiles For All

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Carla Abalos

Singing

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Nicolina Lawson - Ballet North Texas - Executive & Artistic Director

Ballet North Texas

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Eden Sharon

Ballet - Smiles For All

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Aaron Matthews

Magic

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FenyxFyre

Thrillshow

Step inside the StrangeOrDanger Thrillshow (if you dare)!

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Denise Yezbak Moore

Halcraft

Denise Yezbak Moore is Halcraft Collection’s content creator specializing in DIY jewelry, video tutorials, and social media.

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Gracie Kohinski

Ballet - Smiles for All

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Daniel Bielak

Spoken Word

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Michelle Kasimov

Volunteer

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Addison Grace Mouser

Dance

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Ajkun Ballet Theatre | Artistic Director: Dr. Chiara Ajkun

Ballet Theatre

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Riya Bhatla

Volunteer

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Gila Martow

PSA

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Megan Buchholz

PSA

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Hayley Levin

Ballet - Smiles For All

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Aniyah Stuart-Veira

Dance

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Maximillian Jansen

Opera

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Team T&J

Singing

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Emma Levitt

Ballet - Smiles For All

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Ally Clark

Ballet - Smiles For All

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Ankit Singha

Singer

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Rony Lee

Ballet - Smiles For All

Rony is 16 and began dancing when she was five years old. Rony currently is in the Claude Watson Arts Program for dance at Earl Haig Secondary School and has explored styles which include contemporary, modern, tap, jazz, character, hip hop, Bollywood, and ballet. Outside of dance Rony also enjoys playing hockey and spending quality time with family and friends. She believes in Crafting for a Cure because when she dances for the patients she sees them forget, if only for a moment, where they are. Watching the kids smile truly fills her heart and is a magical experience. Rony has been part of CFC cure for two years and is honoured to be a part of making people smile through her passion for dance.

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Rachel Barak

Ballet - Smiles For All

Rachel Barak is a classically trained dancer from King, Ontario who has been pursuing ballet for 13 years now. She is currently in her final year of high school, and has two years of experience teaching ballet to kids aged 4-11 years old at Karpov Ballet Academy, Valentina’s Dance Studio, and Love 2 Dance Studio. She is also part of a program for a charity called Crafting for A Cure. The program, called Smiles For All, has ballerinas like Rachel come to hospitals around the GTA to perform for the patients, staff, and visitors.

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Jamie Belinsky

Ballet - Smiles For All

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Cara O'Hearn

Ballet - Smiles For All

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Era Jouravlev - Joffrey Ballet School

Ballet School

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Sophia Gorgiev

SN Baked Goods

Hello, my name is Sophia Gorgiev, and I am a tenth-grade high school student.

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Antonietta Abotti

Abotti with Anotinetta

Abotti with Antonietta is a fun low impact group fitness experience that incorporates everyday practical movements. 

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Ron and Lily Ko

Zumba Ko.com

Come Ditch the Workout, and Join the Party!!

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Laura Stephens

Guided Meditation

I share techniques to enhance mindfulness with authenticity and good humor.

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Kathryn Kimmins

Laughter Yoga

She is a leading authority on the benefits of Laughter Yoga, known for her energetic, entertaining and content-rich programs.

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Ustat Paintal

Yoga

Ustat has a breadth of experience in movement and came to yoga through her love of dance.

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Ben Feferman

Amuka Esports

Meet Ben Feferman. He is the CEO of Amuka Esports, one of Canada's leaders in esports venues, leagues, and competitive teams.

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Marco Rosati

Private Chef

Marco is a passionate Italian born chef with a great depth of food knowledge both in ingredient selection and preparation.

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Faigy Grossmann

Decadent Cookie Favours

Hi, I’m Faigy Grossmann. I live in Toronto, I’m a full time mom to 5 wonderful kids as well as a part time cookie maker/decorator.

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Western University's CFC Chapter

University Club

Western University’s CFC chapter includes over 150 passionate and creative members!

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York University's CFC Chapter

University Club

Crafting for a Cure York U is relatively new to CFC's University Program, but they have already made a huge impact!

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UWindsor's CFC Chapter

University Club

At CFC UWindsor, we spread the joy of crafting across the Windsor-Essex community.

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Vinod Tahim

Beauty Community

Shaz and Vinod are full-time beauty professionals, providing the best experience with years of practice in the makeup/hairstyling industry.

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Shazia Tahim

Beauty Community

Shaz and Vinod are full-time beauty professionals, providing the best experience with years of practice in the makeup/hairstyling industry.

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Pamela Bielak

Founder and President

What many do not realize is that I am the sole person that runs the charity. What does that mean, it means, I am the CEO, VP, Treasurer, Secretary, Driver and everything else. Friends who help unconditionally surround me, I work with high school and university students who want to volunteer their time. However, up until now I really chose to not emphasize that the charity was run by one – "me".

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Jardena Gertler-Jaffe

Opera

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Jennifer Tryon

Host

Jennifer Tryon was a TV journalist turned full-time TV crafter after her two worlds merged. You can find her on Global's The Morning Show, TSC in Canada and HSN in the US. She writes a blog and produces an online tv show that stems from her namesake Tryon a HomeMade life. The idea behind Jen's brand is that you don't need to be an expert designer to create some of the amazing projects we see posted and pinned online. Jennifer lives in Toronto, with her husband and three children.

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Naiomi Bielak

PSA

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Enza Barbieri

Volunteer

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Thea Burke-Warling

Ballet - Smiles For All

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Testimonials

The Buddha once said “It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.” a quote that amongst others about tranquility, peace, and kindness can describe the work done by Crafting for a Cure. Crafting for a Cure in its innate value focuses on the light of a singular moment, an important moment, in fact, the most important moment; the present. The present is a crucial piece of our existence. It can be found in the midst of an illness, or in a routine check up. The present isn’t always a nice place to be, it can be anxious, especially in those scenarios. However, that stress can simply be cured by the work of the hand; paint, colour, beading, you name it.

Crafting for a Cure; a Pure Mission

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To begin, my experiences with Crafting for a Cure began in grade seven, when I had just moved schools and a new friend of mine invited me over to make bracelets for her mother’s Charity. At the time, I knew absolutely nothing about Crafting for a Cure, but after crafting and listening to my friend’s mother, Pamela Bielak, explain why Crafting for a Cure was created, and how easy it was to get involved, even at just 12 years old, I knew I had to get started immediately.

My Experiences with Crafting for a Cure

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For anyone who has not heard of Crafting for a Cure, I would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to this outstanding charity I have been supporting and raising funds for their annual Kilometers for Kids (K for K) walkathon since I was 7 years old. I would also like to introduce its President, Mrs. Pamela Bielak, affectionately known as Mrs. B, who is the heart and soul of this charity.

Why I believe in Crafting for a Cure

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