The Medical Research Committee was found by our Grand Chapter in 1982, with the objective of making a financial donation to fill a need in the field of medical research.
Following the 125th convocation of Grand Chapter in 1983 the "Release a Miracle" fund was established., with the first donation of $10,000 being made to the Alzheimer Society of Canada. ( Most Excellent Companion Charles W. Emmett coined the "Release a Miracle" slogan.
As this committee has evolved over the years several $25,000 donations have been made to Dr. Neil Fleshner Director of Urology at Princess Margaret Hospital for his work in Prostate cancer research.
As you may already be aware, there have been significant improvements to the treatment of prostate cancer, and I believe that our contribution has made some of the advancements possible.
How can you help?
1. Purchase your raffle tickets from your Chapter's Scribe E.
2. Join the Million Dollar Club
3. Send a donation to Grand chapter using the donation envelopes available
from your Chapter's scribe E or district Grand superintendant.
4. Send a donation to the Grand Chapter office marked "Medical Research"
The Million Dollar club was established with the idea of being able to continue the work of this committee without the constant fund raising, the hopes that the interest generated would allow for continuous donation. We may not be able to beat prostate cancer in our lifetime but this fund will ensure that the fight continues for our future generations.
How can you become a member of this inclusive club? Send a $100 donation ( or more) to the Grand Scribe E making your cheque payable to Medical research and in the memo line Million Dollar club.
What do you get? A tax receipt for your donation, a wall certificate suitable to be framed and displayed next to your other Masonic certificates and a lapel pin that you can wear in chapter, but most importantly you get the satisfaction of knowing you made a difference.
If I may quote R. Ex. Comp. Charles Watson, not only can we release a miracle, but you can be the miracle.
Companions your support is greatly appreciated and applied.
R. Ex. Comp. S. Fuller
Medical Research Committee Chairman
The 159th Grand Chapter Convocation will be held at the Holiday Inn and Suites, St Catharines, 327 Ontario Street, Ontario L2R 5L3 from April 5 - 8, 2017.
The amalgamation of Ancaster Chapter No. 155 asnd Keystone Chapter No. 224 will take place in Ancaster on June 21st, 2017 at 19h00.