For Alex’s 7th birthday she got 1D concert tickets and Mount Sinai Hospital got $202!

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Alex certainly is a young rock star to us – for her kindness, generosity and leadership – all at the age of 7.

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Alex shared with us why she chose to support Mount Sinai Hospital.  “I chose Mount Sinai Hospital because I was born there and they also took really good care of my big brother when he was born there six weeks early.”

Alex chose to get 1D concert tickets (that’s One Direction to the over 12 set) with the funds raised at her birthday party.  A gift from all of her friends that she will surely never forget!

As Harry (Styles) would say, “Alex, That’s What’s Make’s You Beautiful.”  We couldn’t agree any more. Happy 7th Birthday Alex!

Luca Levitates, Raises Hope and $235 for POGO for His 6th Birthday Party.

Not only did Luca raise money for POGO (Pediatric Oncology Group of Canada) he had a magician at his party who made him levitate!

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In Luca’s words, “I chose to support POGO because I wanted kids who were sick with cancer to be able to get better.” Screen Shot 2013-01-23 at 9.00.23 AM

Donations to POGO gives families money for food when their child is being treated in the hospital, pays for hotels and other accommodation when they need to travel far for treatment, and pays for babysitting for brothers and sisters that are left at home when the rest of the family is at the hospital.

No rabbit being pulled from a hat at this birthday party.  Instead, a Nintendo DS given to Luca from all his friends was the final magical act.

Happy Birthday Luca!

A History of Birthday Giving. Siblings Adopt Penguins and Polar Bears and Give $345 to Cystic Fibrosis.

With a combined FIVE ECHOage parties under their belt (and velcro tabbed diaper), Allie and Mason certainly know the great feeling that comes from helping others.

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Both of these two shining stars, at their most recent ECHOage birthday parties, helped Cystic Fibrosis Canada as they wanted to do their part to find a cure for their cousin.  Beautiful! Inspiring! Compassionate!

And the giving didn’t stop there…  Mason also adopted a penguin and Allie, a polar bear from their local zoo.

These siblings seem to have “the need for speed” as their group gift from all of their friends was a Plasma car for Allie and a 3 in 1 tricycle for Mason.

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Julie, (smart Mama) says there is always money left over from their ECHOage birthday parties and that goes straight to the kids’ savings account.

We can only imagine the positive impact these kids will have on the world as they grow.

Happy birthday Allie and Mason!