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Check out articles, broadcasts, and videos where Meagan Bebenek Foundation (formerly known as Meagan's Walk and Meagan's HUG) has been featured.

May 8, 2024

Sherry Holmes making it right with Megan's Hug

Denise Bebenek and Sherry Holmes discuss Meagan Bebenek Foundation's new research fellowship program, alongside the Better Sock Campaign aimed at raising funds for the fellowship. Additionally, Sherry Holmes expresses her enthusiasm for supporting the foundation as she participates in this year's HUG event.

Sherry Holmes making it right with Megan's Hug

Jan 23, 2024

The hug that changed the world with Denise Bebenek

Canada's Podcast, a platform spotlighting Canadian entrepreneurs, recently released an episode featuring a conversation between host Céline Williams and Denise Bebenek, the founder of Meagan Bebenek Foundation (MBF).

The hug that changed the world with Denise Bebenek

Dec 12, 2023

Denise Bebenek: Inspiring a Chain of Hope

Bebenek shared valuable insight on her charitable cause and offered advice on coping with the loss of a child.

Denise Bebenek: Inspiring a Chain of Hope

Nov 23, 2023

Put your gingerbread house skills to the test in support of paediatric brain tumour research

Sid and Meredith are joined by Queen of Cakes Yolanda Gampp to discuss the Meagan Bebenek Foundation’s gingerbread house decorating contest and tips on how to elevate your gingerbread house.

Put your gingerbread house skills to the test in support of paediatric brain tumour research

Sept 23, 2023

Denise is Recipient of the 2023 Community Service Award

Denise is recognized for her community work at Western's 2023 Alumni Association's Awards of Merit

Denise is Recipient of the 2023 Community Service Award

Apr 23, 2023

Meagan's Walk and Hug returns for 22nd year on May 13

Human 'hug' of the Hospital for Sick Children raises awareness, funds for pediatric brain tumour research

Meagan's Walk and Hug returns for 22nd year on May 13

Mar 9, 2023

This is the Holy Grail: SickKids neurosurgeon of world-first clinical trial

Meagan Bebenek Foundation provided seed funding for research project

This is the Holy Grail: SickKids neurosurgeon of world-first clinical trial

Feb 24, 2023

Meagan Bebenek Foundation hosts 'A Night of Discovery'

March 1 fundraiser celebrates doctors, researchers in paediatric brain tumours

Meagan Bebenek Foundation hosts 'A Night of Discovery'

Jul 3, 2022

Ukrainian kids receiving cancer treatment in Canada share their experience

A small playground in Toronto has become a safe haven for a group of Ukrainian children and their mothers.

Ukrainian kids receiving cancer treatment in Canada share their experience

May 6, 2022

Global impact comes from Meagan's HUG fundraiser

Denise Bebenek discusses what it means to be back in person this year, and welcoming Ukranian children and families who are undergoing treatment at SickKids.

Global impact comes from Meagan's HUG fundraiser

May 2, 2022

A special charity raising money for Ukrainian children

Sid is joined by Denise Bebenek, founder of Meagan’s HUG, and Jessica Rosenbloom, Meagan’s HUG hero, to discuss their upcoming fundraising walk event and its support of Ukrainian children in need of medical care.

A special charity raising money for Ukrainian children

Apr 30, 2022

Meagan's HUG charity event returns to SickKids Hospital

The Hug returns after a two-year pandemic hiatus. Global News Weekend’s Mike Arsenault spoke to the charity’s founder, Denise Bebenek, about the event and who the funds raised will help this year.

Meagan's HUG charity event returns to SickKids Hospital

Apr 13, 2022

Ukrainian families welcomed by City of Toronto

Toronto Mayor John Tory officially welcomed six Ukrainian families to the city of Toronto. The families arrived to receive paediatric treatment at Sick Kids hospital.

Ukrainian families welcomed by City of Toronto

Apr 13, 2022

Ukrainian children in need of cancer treatment receive care in Toronto

Six families who escaped the war in Ukraine with children in need of cancer treatment are now calling Toronto home.

Ukrainian children in need of cancer treatment receive care in Toronto

Mar 14, 2022

Toronto charity making preparations to host young Ukrainian cancer patients in need of treatment

Inside an Etobicoke high-rise, the apartment sits vacant. There are couches, chairs, and a bed with sheets on it, all waiting for a tenant no one here has met yet.

Toronto charity making preparations to host young Ukrainian cancer patients in need of treatment

Nov 23, 2021

How a gingerbread house increases awareness about paediatric brain tumours

Who is better at decorating: Is it Dina Pugliese or Frank Ferragine? Brad Smith stops by Breakfast Television to judge the ultimate gingerbread contest in support of Meagan's HUG!

How a gingerbread house increases awareness about paediatric brain tumours

Oct 5, 2021

Charitable Choices: Denise Bebenek, founder of Meagan’s HUG

We had the chance to talk with Denise Bebenek, founder of Meagan’s HUG about what they do to help children and their families to avoid the suffering of pediatric brain tumours.

Charitable Choices: Denise Bebenek, founder of Meagan’s HUG

Sept 12, 2021

Meagan's Hug - Honks for Hope

Meagan's Hug - Honks for Hope

Sept 12, 2021

Meagan's Hug - Honks for Hope

Meagan's Hug - Honks for Hope

Sept 10, 2021

Meagan’s Hug sharing a message of hope and the power of community

Denise Bebenek started Meagan’s Hug after losing her daughter Meagan to a brain tumour, and 20 years later the organization continues to grow raising funds and awareness about paediatric brain tumours.

Meagan’s Hug sharing a message of hope and the power of community
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