Our beautiful daughter Emersyn Paige passed away from SMA Type 1 on April 7th,2009 at the age of 7 months old. This blog is dedicated to her life, legacy and spirit and our journey as a family through grief.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Fundraising Update for Emersyn's Entourage!

Hi Everyone,

Here is a quick update on how Emersyn’s Entourage is doing. So far, we have 88 team members running/walking/rolling for Emersyn and have raised an impressive $3,020. WOW! We have already surpassed last year’s total of 82 team members. We cannot thank everyone enough for registering to be part of Emersyn's Entourage and for all of your hard work raising funds!

In addition to the amazing job everyone is doing registering for the run and collecting sponsors and pledges Jason and I have been blown away by all of the fantastic ideas that people have come up with to help our team reach our goal. We thought we would share a few of those ideas with everyone and let you know of the upcoming events that are scheduled. All proceeds raised at these events will go directly to supporting Emersyn’s Entourage and our goal of $10,000:

A huge thank-you to Michele Robinson and the Tournament Committee at the City of Brampton for organizing the “Emersyn’s Entourage Dodgeball Tournament”. The tournament is scheduled for Thursday, June 17th at the Terry Miller Recreation Centre in Brampton.

A big thank-you to Dean Porcellato for organizing a Tennis Charity Tournament for SMA in Emersyn’s Honour, the tournament is scheduled for June 11/12 at various Community Tennis Clubs across Mississauga.

Another big thank-you to Jennifer Irvine for organizing the “Karma Yoga Class for SMA” in honour of Emersyn, which is scheduled for Saturday June 12th at Kula Yoga Studio in Burlington, Ontario on 4031 Fairview Street from 5:30pm-6:30pm. To find out more about this amazing idea please go to

The Hall family is organizing a charity book sale in June (gently used books). Great idea Sondra you guys are amazing! We will post the date, time and location soon, happy shopping everyone!

The Cottrell family has included our fundraising information in their adorable son Dylan’s birthday invitations. Dylan will be turning one on June 4th, Happy Birthday Dylan! Thank-you Belinda and Scott great idea!

If we have not mentioned an event or an idea that you are working on please let us know as we would love to share it with everyone on Emersyn’s Facebook page and blog!

The Rebecca Run for SMA is anticipating another sell out, as it did last year, so please register as soon as possible. In order to get a technical team shirt with our team name on the back you must register by June 10th. For event details and to register visit
www.rebeccarun.com please remember to indicate that you are walking/running/rolling for Emersyn’s Entourage! If you cannot attend the event, but want to help you can sponsor Jason or I by visiting www.runningroom.com and clicking on the “Giving” section and searching for Jason or Melanie Klomp under “Pledge an Athlete”.

For team and fundraising updates please visit Emersyn’s blog at
www.emersynpaige.blogspot.com. Please continue to keep us posted on your fundraising goals. Thank-you for helping us honour our daughter Emersyn's life, legacy and spirit and for helping to find a CURE for SMA!

Melanie, Jason and our angel Emersyn Paige Klomp


  1. Wow! What wonderful ideas people are coming up with-and I couldn't think of a better cause! Hope the fundraising continues to go well as I know the event itself will! Thinking of you all, Em

  2. Thanks for your post Emma! We always love to hear your messages of love and support, they mean so much to us and bring a smile to my face :-)
    Mel xoxo