Eureka Lodge A.F. &
A.M., No 283, G.R.C.
District Charity Project
|To help explain the yearly
overlap below, Charity projects for us run from the first of July
to the end of June each year.
|2004 - 2005
|2003 - 2004
|2001 - 2003
|1999 - 2001
||Help 2 Hear
|Current District Project
ALS (Lou Gehrig's
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 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
- 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
- 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.
For more info on this project please click
on the following link:
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.
For more information on this project please
click on the following link: