Rita Ciccolini

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I GetLoud because I am/was a SickKids Kid

I am a SickKids Kid 😉

Thank you for visiting my Sick Kids fundraising page. 😁

I am a Sick Kids kid!  I was born with two heart defects. I had two heart surgeries as a child at our amazing hospital. My surgeon was the reknown Dr. William Mustard. These surgeries allowed me to enjoy a normal active life as a child including all the water sports at the lake.... my happy place. Small world when my parents and I met Dr. Mustard we discovered he was cottager on the lake that connected to ours! I had the best care, the best everything at Sick Kids. 

Fast forward to 2021 and Dr. Mustards co artations of my heart are still solid and intact at 59 years old but now my bi cuspid needs replacing. 

It's a long story but decades later Sick Kids is still playing a role in my journey for a long and healthy life.  I had the Ross Procedure last year but with another great surgeon, Dr. Ouzounian at TGH.  I received a donor pulmonary valve from... Sick Kids!!  I am so fortunate to have had two teams by my side during surgery. 

Stay heart healthy everyone!  Help take care of our healthcare system by taking care of your health! 

Get walking! 

Get loud! 

My Updates

Training in NYC for the big walk.🗽🍎

Saturday 24th Sep
Fun place to train...NYC...walked the City for hours today with friends. I will definitely be ready for October 1st after this weekend.

Go Blue! Go Sick Kids!!! 💙💙💙

Thursday 22nd Sep
A week to go to raise money for new hospital... lets do it everyone 🤗

Lordy, Lordy.. we hit 40!! 👏👏👏

Wednesday 21st Sep
Thank you to our team and our donors! We broke 40k today for Sick Kids... let's keep it going for the new hospital 🏥

Almost one year and all is good 🙌

Wednesday 21st Sep
Had my 6 month cardiac check in this week at TGH and all is good! Heart is working well, vitals are good and so thankful for the healthcare professionals who saved my life. I will keep pushing my way to total recovery and I am ready to walk the 5km on October 1st!🚶🏼‍♀️🙏❤️

Night night 🌃😴

Thursday 15th Sep
What a great day for Sick Kids... congrats to all the teams and individuals raising money for a new hospital. And many thanks to Stateview Homes for doubling up everyones efforts today. 🤗

2550 dollars worth of cookies! 🙌

Wednesday 14th Sep
Today we raised 2550 at our cookie bake sale and special shout out to Stateview Homes for their matching donation... amazing. 😊

Co captain Sue!!! 🤗

Wednesday 14th Sep
Shout out to my co captain Sue for helping me with today's bake sale. It was a great success...only a few bags of cookies left. 😋

Look who came to our Masters bake sale today 😜

Wednesday 14th Sep
Thanks to Mom, Zia Maria and Zia Luisa for helping me bake 1000 cookies 🍪 We hope to raise 3k from our cookie sales today ❤️

Fall is in the air 🍁

Tuesday 13th Sep
Fal is in the air and the big walk is just two weekends away! Let's keep getting louder as we get closer to a fun day in support of an amazing hospital. ❤️🤗

Cruising on Lake Rosseau and cruising towards 30k 😁⛴️

Sunday 11th Sep
Some downtime today with visiting friends and relatives. We live in such a beautiful province! 😊 🏞️

All packed up!! 😁 Thank you volunteers!!!

Saturday 10th Sep
Thank you Masters volunteers for helping pack up all the cookies for the bake sale... we were super fast 😁 Ready to sell ❤️ this coming week 😊

Ready for the packing party! 🍪🍪

Saturday 10th Sep
All the baked goods are in the house! Shout out to my Mom, Zia Maria and Zia Luisa!!! Volunteers arrive in the morning. ❤️

Sad day 😭... my sister can't walk with me!

Wednesday 7th Sep
Unfortunately due to the rules of the walk, my sister cannot join our team as she is unvaccinated. I respect everyone's choice on vaccination. We are participating in other outdoor events where proof of vaccination is not required. 🤔

Pizzelle Perfect 👌

Monday 5th Sep
More baking this weekend for our upcoming bake sale. These Italian delicacies are like thin waffles. Yum😋

Don't let the sun go down... ☀️

Sunday 4th Sep
Last summer weekend sunset and mother nature did not disappoint. It's like watching a miracle right before your very eyes. Thank you to the dedicated CVICU teams at Sick Kids and TGH for making my recoveries a miracle. 🤗

Last Long Summer Weekend 😎

Friday 2nd Sep
It's here the last long weekend b of summer... enjoy the last blast of summer with family and friends. Wishing you and yours a safe and happy long weekend. 🤗 Rita

OMG 25k!!!!!! 👊 and getting louder🔊

Thursday 1st Sep
Well less than 24 hours since the last post and thanks to my visiting island friends from Turks and Caicos, we broke 25k! Thank you to all our donors in helping us Get Loud for Sick Kids 😍... on to the next Milestone. This was one of the last sunset pics I took before my surgery last year. Thanks to TGH and Sick Kids I am still taking these beautiful photos. 🤗

Need I say more 😆

Thursday 1st Sep

Cookies???? 🍪🍪🍪🍪

Thursday 1st Sep
Getting organized for our company bake sale.... ❤️ Yum!!!

Almost 25k!!!! Still Getting Louder 🔊😂

Thursday 1st Sep
Thanks again for visiting my page and Team Masters Insurance Limited. We are oh so close to 25k since my last post... we keep texting and emailing our network of family and friends.

Summer is coming to an end and it's closing in on one month until the big walk 😁

20k and getting louder!!!!! 🔊

Monday 29th Aug
Hey thanks for visiting my page. My team just broke 20k in donations over the weekend but we will keep going for the new hospital. Thank you very much to all who donated so far. We owe our great start to you 😘


Get Loud for Sick Kids 🤗

Monday 29th Aug

Thank you to my Sponsors

$10k

Rita Ciccolini And Brian Patterson

Thank-you to the healthcare teams at Sick Kids when I was a young patient !

$2.57k

Masters Bake Sale Proceeds!! Thank You To Our Team For All The Cookies You Bought.

$2.57k

Matched Donation By Stateview Homes

$1.02k

Anonymous

Good luck Rita!! XOXO

$1,000

Cathy Ciccolini And George Ioannides And Jennie Ciccolini

To my one and only unsinkable sister. There are no words to express what a fighter you have been and how proud I am to call you sis. You always give back and i'm so proud of you. love sis

$1,000

Angelo & Pam Sarracini

Good Luck Rita. Be safe!

$515

Rustom Sethna

Wonderful ! You’re awesome. Thanks for doing this ! Go Rita !

$515

Angelo Carnevale

$515

Jennie Ciccolini

Good luck, Love Mom

$500

Nfp Canada

$415

Rita Paola & Michael Ciccolini

Rita, Get Loud on October 1! What an awesome kickoff today with your cookie sales. We thank God every day for you and where it all began SIck Kids.

$415

Matched Donation By Stateview Homes

$265

Mary Perruzza Iaboni

So happy I got an opportunity to donate and help!!

$265

Matched Donation By Stateview Homes

$265

Colleen Oneil

Go Rita Go!

$265

Parente Borean Llp

$265

Carla Tatangelo

$265

Linda And Tom

keep up the good work!

$265

Lou Sarracini

$250

Suzi Recine

$250

Matched Donation By Stateview Homes

$132.50

Anna Donato

Your courage, faith and strength are exceptional. You are one of the most generous souls that I know. Keep strong!!

$132.50

D Gerard Simone

Best wishes and health Rita.

$132.50

Julie Decicco

$132.50

Lelio De Cicco

$132.50

Amanda Philp

$132.50

Joanne Barette

You have a big heart filled with LOVE and COURAGE. Joanne and Stephen

$132.50

Matched Donation By Stateview Homes

$125

Stella Ambler

As always, a great cause, Rita. Enjoy getting LOUD-ER!

$106

Ashleigh D'halluin

$106

Laurie And James Direnzo

Way to Go Rita!

$106

Ann-marie Tesolin

$106

Matched Donation By Stateview Homes

$106

Silvana Tropea

Good luck Rita.

$106

Carlo Corsetti

$106

Olga Cioci

$106

Battista Calvieri

Way to go Girl!

$106

Mitchell Blass

$106

Matched Donation By Stateview Homes

$100

Terry Ciccolini

Way to go. Rita. I am in your corner. Thank you for the reminder to. Fonate

$100

Matched Donation By Stateview Homes

$100

Christina & Robert Sarrecchia

$100

Laura Rosati

Good luck!!

$75

Idonato

$74.20

Gemini Flowers

Good Luck Rita

$53

Debbie Frisone

Way to go Rita !!!

$53

Elena Piacentini

Good luck! :)

$53

Sulamith Fata

Show ‘em how it’s done girl and GET LOUDER EVERY STEP OF THE WAY!! CONGRATS on surpassing ALL your goals and Life’s challenges!!!

$53

Matched Donation By Stateview Homes

$50

Carmela Petrini

$50

Sophie& Andrew Roberts

Have an amazing day Rita! Go team Masters :)

$50

Matched Donation By Stateview Homes