PLEASE SPONSOR
Let's Make a Fuss (FUS)
Amount Raised
$8,860.00

My Message

My husband, Dr. Errol Gay, and I want to share our journey with you, but more important we want to make sure that other families won’t have to make this journey, if at all possible. We are putting a concert together with members of the TSO, COC, & various musical groups we have served in the past 35 years.  Errol named it:  “LET’S MAKE A FUSS" with all donations going towards ALS Research at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) is a progressive nervous system (neurological) disease that destroys nerve cells and causes disability.  Presently there is no known cure, but the ALS research team at Sunnybrook is on the brink of a possible treatment for the disease and we want to help spread the word and enable the team to continue this vital research. 

Errol worked as a music librarian for 24 1/2 years with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, earned a doctorate from Stanford University (CA) in instrumental conducting, taught music at various universities in Canada and the USA, served as music director-conductor for the Canadian Opera Touring Company, conducted various community and university orchestras, and is the composer of three operas written for the Canadian Children’s Opera Company.  I was an organist, opera singer, conductor, taught music at the university, community, and public school levels in Canada and the USA, founded two children’s choirs in Toronto, & was Executive Artistic Director/Conductor of the Canadian Children’s Opera Company from 2000-2015.  Because music has been such an important part of our lives, we are grateful to all our musician friends for their willingness to present this concert for such a worthy cause.  Errol was diagnosed with ALS in July of 2016 and the journey has been a challenging one.  We are grateful to be in Toronto near family and dear friends. We have recently welcomed a second baby boy into the family, so this is a joyful time in spite of the challenges.  There was a sign burnt into a piece of wood in the Texas ALS clinic and it serves as a good mantra…”Keep on keeping on.”  ❤️Ann & Errol 

 
As we “Keep on keeping on,” we ask you to join us for this concert on Thursday, June 13, at 7:30 pm at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (73 Simcoe St., Toronto) and/or make a donation to support world leading research in ALS. This will not be a ticketed event, but we do suggest a minimum $20 donation.


If you are unable to attend, please make a donation.

Thank you.

Event Date
Jan 1, 2016 12:00 AM
Location Name
Sunnybrook Events

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My Supporters (60)

Trixie Postoff donated $2,400.00
Jul 10, 2019 4:42 PM
Trixie Postoff donated $500.00
Jul 10, 2019 2:04 PM
Trixie Postoff donated $100.00
Jul 10, 2019 1:49 PM
Ed Hayes & Marie Gélinas donated $150.00
Jun 28, 2019 9:30 AM
Mary and Jay Vyas left a message
Jun 25, 2019 12:52 PM
Ann & Errol. Jay and I are sending our donation through the chimp foundation, directed to ALS/Focused Ultrasound Research at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Foundation.
Verna Ross donated an undisclosed amount
Jun 24, 2019 12:00 AM
Riki Turofsky donated $150.00
Jun 21, 2019 12:47 PM
Steve and Rachael donated an undisclosed amount
Jun 19, 2019 9:29 AM
Ashley & Alastair donated $100.00
Jun 18, 2019 3:28 PM
nk & Christine donated $100.00
Jun 16, 2019 12:58 PM
Peter and Helene Hunt donated $100.00
Jun 16, 2019 12:20 PM
Robert and Megan Cooper donated $250.00
Jun 16, 2019 12:06 PM
Virginia Wells donated an undisclosed amount
Jun 16, 2019 12:30 AM
Gail Streun donated an undisclosed amount
Jun 15, 2019 11:35 PM
Anonymous donated an undisclosed amount
Jun 15, 2019 12:34 PM
Susan left a message
Jun 14, 2019 1:36 PM
You pulled together incredible talent and put on a fabulous concert. You are incredible!!
Susan Lipchak donated $100.00
Jun 14, 2019 1:35 PM
Ross Darlington left a message
Jun 14, 2019 12:05 PM
What a wonderful concert - I truly enjoyed it. I'm so glad Trixie let me know about it.
R.D. donated $50.00
Jun 14, 2019 12:03 PM
Kristen Li donated $100.00
Jun 14, 2019 11:37 AM
Karen RIce donated $100.00
Jun 14, 2019 10:02 AM
Ben O'Neill donated an undisclosed amount
Jun 14, 2019 4:34 AM
Mitch Bondy donated an undisclosed amount
Jun 13, 2019 9:09 PM
Jarvin Wang donated $245.00
Jun 13, 2019 7:32 PM
Anonymous donated $30.00
Jun 13, 2019 4:51 PM
Jack Powers donated an undisclosed amount
Jun 13, 2019 12:30 PM
Shirin Hira donated $25.00
Jun 13, 2019 11:01 AM
Mai Why donated $100.00
Jun 13, 2019 8:24 AM
Ron Blainey donated $100.00
Jun 12, 2019 8:48 PM
Eve and Peter left a message
Jun 12, 2019 1:06 PM
Not sure why question marks appeared. I had typed a heart! Xo
Eve and Peter left a message
Jun 12, 2019 1:05 PM
With love and hope. ??
Eve Shea, Peter Kertes and family donated $500.00
Jun 12, 2019 1:04 PM
Emily & Claire Hamilton donated $250.00
Jun 12, 2019 12:28 PM
Tom & Fanny Dowling donated an undisclosed amount
Jun 12, 2019 11:52 AM
Teri Dunn donated an undisclosed amount
Jun 11, 2019 8:13 PM
Ann and John McDougall donated $100.00
Jun 11, 2019 1:43 PM
Graham Kirby family donated $105.00
Jun 11, 2019 10:17 AM
Ringo Stauble family donated $100.00
Jun 10, 2019 3:18 PM
Earl & Martha Graham donated $100.00
Jun 10, 2019 11:08 AM
LESLIE BARCZA donated $100.00
Jun 10, 2019 9:34 AM
Jackie McCaset donated an undisclosed amount
Jun 9, 2019 8:48 PM
Boba Jeginovic donated an undisclosed amount
Jun 8, 2019 4:54 PM
Boba Jeginovic left a message
Jun 8, 2019 4:45 PM
Your project is amazing and I am happy to support.
Ali Kashani donated $100.00
Jun 7, 2019 12:21 PM
Margaret Genovese donated $100.00
Jun 7, 2019 8:52 AM
Anonymous donated an undisclosed amount
Jun 5, 2019 9:33 PM
Christopher Lewis donated $50.00
Jun 4, 2019 7:56 PM
Sue Mortimer donated $100.00
Jun 4, 2019 12:29 PM
The Grubert Family donated $180.00
Jun 1, 2019 3:03 PM
Anna Forgione donated $300.00
Jun 1, 2019 12:46 PM
Sue Stacy donated an undisclosed amount
May 31, 2019 12:13 PM
Sue and Bill left a message
May 31, 2019 12:08 PM
Dear Ann and Errol, What a wonderful and meaningful project, and a very important cause. You are in our thoughts every day! Love, Sue and Bill
Tricia Baldwin donated an undisclosed amount
May 28, 2019 11:05 AM
Tricia Baldwin left a message
May 28, 2019 11:02 AM
Thinking of you both right now.
Anonymous donated $250.00
May 24, 2019 7:42 PM
Lisa Harrison donated an undisclosed amount
May 21, 2019 11:23 AM
Joanna Maurer Winchester donated $50.00
May 20, 2019 3:18 PM
Stephen and Jane Smith donated an undisclosed amount
May 15, 2019 4:55 PM
Wally Haupt donated $50.00
May 13, 2019 9:57 PM
Pamela Doyle donated an undisclosed amount
May 12, 2019 3:15 PM