Eureka Lodge A.F. & A.M., No 283, G.R.C.

District Charity Project 2002

To help explain the yearly overlap below, Charity projects for us run from the first of July to the end of June each year.


Year Project Eureka Lodge 283 Prince Edward Dist. Ontario
2004 - 2005 ALS   $36,820. 00  
2003 - 2004 Kids Diabetes   $10,000  
2001 - 2003 Prostate Cancer $2,037.25 $14,000.00  
1999 - 2001 Help 2 Hear $16,591.08 $57,874.88 $2,117,886.40
1998 -1999 Camp Trillium   $12,000.00  


Current District Project

ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease)

Our great hope is to supply A.L.S. (Lou Gehrigs Disease) afflicted patients with equipment to make their life more comfortable.  

A.L.S. has no cure to date.  

Complete immobility and death often occur within 3-5 years.  Most drugs and equipment required are not covered by social programs.

Our aim is to raise $60,000.00 to purchase equipment to be used in our local chapter of A.L.S.  We are asking the Brethren of the district to sell tickets on an All Terrain Vehicle complete with a trailer and a second prize of a weekend for 2 in the Niagara Region. 

Also, the brethren, if they so desire, will be able to make donations to our project.

For those reading this on the site and who wish to make a donation, please forward the cheque to Mr. Douglas Plumpton (District Chairman), R.R. #5, Belleville, Ontario. K8N 4Z5. and mark your cheque with Project #2248 and a receipt will be issued for any amount of $10.00 or more.

Prostate Cancer

  • Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer among American men (excluding the highly curable basal cell and squamous cell skin cancers) and the second-leading cause of cancer death in men. In 1999, it is estimated that 179,300 men will be diagnosed with and 37,000 men will die of prostate cancer.

  • Prostate cancer incidence and mortality rates are close to two times higher for African American men than for white men.

  • Risk factors - Incidence of prostate cancer increases with age; recent genetic studies suggest that an inherited predisposition may be responsible for 5-10% of prostate cancer; dietary fat may be linked to prostate cancer.

  • There are no early warning signs for prostate cancer. Many prostate cancer symptoms are nonspecific and may be similar to those caused by benign conditions such as infection or prostate enlargement.

  • Patients diagnosed with prostate cancer when it is still localized to the gland have a five-year survival rate of 100 percent. Advanced prostate cancer is not curable.



To develop, within Ontario, a system which will allow the early detection of hearing loss in neonates and infants, and then to guide them to an appropriate treatment strategy. The goal is to provide hearing impaired children the earliest opportunity to develop their communication abilities, have normal educational and career prospects, and most importantly, improve their quality of life.

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Camp Trillium

The Trillium Childhood Cancer Support Centre offers and promotes recreational experiences to bring children with cancer and their families together. The Trillium Centre provides an environment that normalizes relationships and experiences, helping them in the healing process and enhancing their quality of life.

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