Leah is helping sick kids at Mackenzie Health

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Instead of getting presents for her sixth birthday, Leah Lapsker asked friends and family to make a donation to help sick children at Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital.

“I like helping people and I wish when I grow up I will be a nice, kind person,” Leah says. Although not quite grown up yet, Leah has already touched so many with her kindness in her six years. Her birthday wish came true and Leah raised an incredible $800 for the Pediatrics program.

“I couldn’t be more proud of Leah. Her soul is full of love – always has been. I know she will continue to care for others throughout her life,” mom Rochelle says.

Individuals, business owners and volunteer organizations can create fun ways to give back and raise vital awareness around improving health care for our community.


  • In celebration of their 30th anniversary, Richmond Hill Christian Community Church held a Walk by Faith walkathon last June, raising $150,000 for Mackenzie Health
  • From March 1 to April 10, Hero Burger at 9625 Yonge St. in Richmond Hill not only offered customers a discount for their meal, but also donated a portion of their purchase to Mackenzie Health.
  • Skyzone Trampoline Park in Vaughan held a fun fundraising day April 21 and donated $4 from every jump ticket to Mackenzie Health.
  • A golf tournament, a dance party, and a walk! The fun continues year round for Vaughan in Motion to Cure Cancer, who invests annually in cancer care services at Mackenzie Health with proceeds raised at their events

Leah Lapsker celebrated her 6th birthday by making a gift to the Pediatrics program.