Thanks to each of you, the 2017 Amaryllis Campaign was truly incredible! Together, we raised well over $120,000 to fund research and services for individuals and families affected by Huntington disease and spread awareness from coast-to-coast across Canada. Together we inspired hope of a world free from HD. All this, Thanks to YOU!
The campaign saw wide participation from across Canada – from our incredible long-time volunteers, Chapters, friends and families of the HD community, to private companies and corporations. There was fresh, renewed energy in the community as different avenues for Amaryllis sales were enthusiastically explored and new leaders emerged to continue the incredible work as the baton was passed on.
As every year, we received several compliments on our gorgeous orange souvereign Amaryllis bulbs. It brought joy to families as both the young and old watched them grow each day, the buds blooming into beautiful flowers that brightened up homes across the country. We even heard about bulbs that were left in their boxes too long, but when unboxed several weeks later, had managed to still grow into a beautiful bloom – an uncanny resemblance to our incredibly strong and resilient community.
We were also delighted to receive incredible photos of our community’s Amaryllis showcasing different stages of the flower’s growth. The winners of the 2017 Amaryllis Photo Festival are Melissa Craftchick and Theresa Case. Their pictures (above) received the most votes and will be displayed on our webpage for the 2018 Amaryllis Campaign. The winners of the Participant’s Draw are Lori Cook, David Forster and Rebecca Norris. These participants won prizes simply by submitting their photos in the Festival!
Thanks again to all who made the 2017 Amaryllis Campaign a huge success! We look forward to seeing what can be accomplished in 2018!
PS: Below are just a few more of the great entries from this year’s Photo Festival!