Scharff Family raises funds for rare disease research

Cade Scharff lives with a chromosomal microdeletion syndrome – it’s rare.  Last week, Cade and his family were busy doing what they could to help improve the lives of all Canadians with a rare disorder, which included raising funds for research and bringing awareness to the community.

Rare Disease Day, held the last day of February, was on leap day this year. The Scharffs made the most of the last three days in February on behalf of Rare Disease Day.

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Rita, Cade's mum, said, “Cade and I went around town to the schools and some businesses to sell Rare Disease Day cookies on Friday, Feb. 28.” They had display boards to explained what Rare disease Day is about.

These weren’t just any cookies either. Candace Creations made the cookies. Silverline Oilfield Services paid for them, so 100 per cent of the proceeds went to Canadian organizations for rare disorders.

The Scharffs also had a display and cookie sale at the Oil Caps game Thursday, Feb. 27 and at Club West Volleyball tournament on Saturday.

Between Thursday night, Friday and Saturday they raised $3,500.

Scharff says, “We are so blessed to live in a wonderful community.”

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