Eleanor McCain Gives Back to a Cause Close to Home
Following Eleanor’s inspiring performance at Hospice Toronto’s TD presents There’s No Place Like Home in September, this holiday, choose a gift that gives twice!
We’ve all got our favorite holiday songs, those that transport us back to a special moment in time with family and friends. Eleanor McCain’s Holiday release does just that – these songs will not only put a smile on your loved one’s face, but help make a real and lasting difference this holiday season.
For every download from www.eleanormccain.ca, Eleanor will donate 10% of the proceeds to Hospice Toronto. Eleanor developed a connection to Hospice Toronto following the death of her father last year. Then, she witnessed firsthand the critical role compassionate, in-home hospice palliative care played in supporting her father’s wish to remain at home, and to live with comfort and dignity, surrounded by family and friends.
“My father wanted to spend his last days in the comforts of his home when he was experiencing the end of his battle with pancreatic cancer,” said Eleanor McCain. “I saw first-hand the profound work hospice caregivers provide for patients at the end of their lives.
It is now her wish that this album, as well as future albums, have a philanthropic thread running through them that supports hospice palliative care long term, as well as other like causes. “Because these special caregivers were able to help my father cope with the challenges at the end of his illness, we were able to focus our energy on spending quality time with him. They were a support to not just my father, but the whole family.”
“I am so grateful to have had such profound private moments at home with my father, all done with care and dignity,” said McCain. “I support the tremendous work of Hospice Toronto because of my personal experience, my empathy for those who are suffering and because of the caring support hospice workers bring to patients in palliative care in Toronto.”
Catch Eleanor’s performance in a variety of cities leading up to the holiday season:
Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra
November 30, 2012
Cochrane Street United Church
St. John’s, NL
A Sentimental Christmas
December 7-10, 2012
With the Victoria Symphony, Royal Theatre
Holiday Chic – SPARKLE
December 13, 2012
Special event in support of Ronald McDonald House at The Carlu
Symphony New Brunswick
December 17, 2012
December 18, 2012
December 19, 2012
Saint John, NB
Home for the Holidays (Family Christmas Concert)