As many of you know, the 3rd Annual Nolan Melchin Memorial Golf Tournament raised $5,000 for the Ronald McDonald House Hamilton as part of a $25,000 financial commitment for their “suite adoption program”. Our plan was to continue with an annual donation of $5,000 over the next 4 years to complete our donation pledge.
Shortly after our decision to adopt a room in Nolan’s honour,my cousin, Tiffany Lenselink, decided to also raise money in Nolan’s memory for the Ronald McDonald House Hamilton. When she began her fundraising journey as Ontario Miss Mid-West Queen, she set a goal of $6,000 – In honour of Nolan’s 6 beautiful years. Never in our wildest dreams did we imagine that her fundraising efforts would not only quickly meet her goal, but over the course of the year, Tiffany QUINTUPLED her goal.. eventually reaching $30,179.13!!
Tiffany – This thank-you is long overdue… I want you to know that I am beyond grateful for everything you did in your cousin’s memory. I am so proud of you, and I know with all my heart that Nolan was beside you the whole time… Cheering you on during your successes, and holding you close during your times of stress and defeat. You are a beautiful person, inside and out, and I will never forget this wonderful gift.
Thanks to Tiffany’s donation, we reached our $25,000 commitment after one short year, and still had an additional $10,179.13 remaining!
With great honour, we decided to recognize the memory of an amazing young girl, Kelsey Hill.
Kelsey, another victim of childhood cancer at McMaster Children’s Hospital in Hamilton, passed away at the age of 13 – also from a brain tumour, also in 2013.
Since then, Kelsey’s family has worked tirelessly to bring awareness to childhood cancer, pediatric brain tumours, and of course to the Ronald McDonald House Hamilton.
In Kelsey’s honour, her family created “Kelsey’s Nights of Comfort”… an phenomenal program that provides financial assistance to families staying at the house. It is with great privilege that we bring the memories of Nolan and Kelsey together, and provide a donation in the amount of $10,179.13 to Kelsey’s Nights of Comfort.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the 3rd Annual Nolan Melchin Memorial Golf Tournament, and thank-you to Tiffany and her AMAZING mom, dad and sisters who worked relentlessly throughout Tiffany’s fundraising campaign.
We continue to be incredibly grateful for all the support we receive in Nolan’s honour. Thank you!