En Famille Fund for Hope & Cope - Electric City Event 2015

An evening of glowing lights, music, dancing and activities for the whole family !

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Event Details
Date & Time

Friday, April 10, 2015 from 1:15 PM to 2:15 PM

Contact

Mary Etzitian
(514) 340-8222 ext. 3986
metzitian@jgh.mcgill.ca

Event Description

Tamar Ostrega Perlman, at 42 years old, was in the prime of her life. She was a beautiful, energetic and vibrant young woman, wife and mother of two young children.

Her busy life included caring for her family, working as a fashion sales professional, volunteering in support of several worthy charitable causes, keeping physically fit and being a loyal and caring friend.

Sadly, this all came to an abrupt end when Tamar fell ill in October of 2012.

A tumor in her spine caused her to become paralyzed and unable to work, to care for her family, or to manage her household. While Tamar battled her illness, her family needed urgent help and support.

Fortunately that's when her devoted circle of family and friends jumped in to fill the breach: delivering home-cooked meals daily, providing child care, carpooling, grocery shopping, organizing her children's birthday parties, gift shopping, and showing their love and devotion in a myriad of ways. Tamar considered herself to be incredibly fortunate to have this care and support and often wondered how her family would have been able to manage without it.

In large part this support helped buoy her spirits throughout the eight months that Tamar waged her courageous fight. Sadly, Tamar ultimately lost her battle and passed away in July 2013. However, Tamar's legacy will endure through TOP's Electric City from which all funds generated will provide support to families affected by the illness of a parent (The En Famille program at Hope & Cope) .