Keeping Kev

For: Kevin Block
Organizer: Team Keeping Kev
Keeping Kev (Kevin Block)
$82,220
of $200,000 goal.
Raised by 796 donors
41% Complete
This fundraiser is closed. Thank you for your support!

The Story

In June of 2013, Kevin Block, 56, was diagnosed with stage 4 non-hodgkin's lymphoma. This fun loving, self-employed husband and father of two saw his life drastically change.

Since diagnosis, Kevin has endured countless attempts at various chemotherapies without any success. Not so long ago, the family received devastating news that there is no cure for Kevin in Canada. 

Kevin's illness left him unable to work, and as a result he lost his business... a substantial source of family income. 

The family is in dire need of URGENT financial help in order for Kevin to be able to participate in a clinical medical trial only available from the USA. This trial is not covered by insurance and therefore our only hope is private donations. This medication is needed immediately and is VERY costly. This is Kevin’s ONLY chance of survival. The family is desperate and pleading for help.

Please share this page with your family and friends and visit and LIKE our Keeping Kev Facebook page, follow us on Instagram and Twitter (keepingkev) and help spread the word #keepingkev

View our infographic at http://bit.ly/keepingkevto learn more about Kevin's journey and his hope for survival

For addtional donation methods, visit the Scotiabank at 7700 Bathurst St. (Bathurst & Centre) and donate to “The Kevin Block Trust Fund” OR send an Interac e-transfer to [email protected] 

Unfortunately, because Keeping Kev is not an official charitble fundraiser and does not have an EIN Tax ID #, we are unable to provide tax-deductible receipts. We apologize and hope you understand. 

From the bottom of their hearts, the Block family thank you for your ongoing support,

- Team Keeping Kev 

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on March 22, 2014

Posted on March 22, 2014

It is with unbearable sadness and loss that we write this update. Thursday night Kevin's condition unexpectedly deteriorated rapidly. He passed away peacefully surrounded by his beloved family and closest friends last night. We want to thank everybody for their love, support and unbelievable generosity in the hope of Keeping Kev. Nadine and Jamie feel very strongly in making a substantial gift toSunnybrook Hospital in Kevin's memory. Thank you for enabling us to make this possible. The funeral will be taking place tomorrow. Please check the Steeles Memorial Chapel website after 9:30pm tonight for funeral details. Every single one of you touched our hearts and helped keep Kev hopeful and positive throughout this journey. 
Love, 
The Block family

Posted on March 12, 2014

Posted on March 12, 2014

This week we have had some inspirational fundraising initiatives that really touched our hearts. The TanenbaumCHAT Kimel Centre Grade 12 mock trial team won first place in the York Region Judges' Cup Competition and were awarded $600. They graciously donated their winnings to Keeping Kev. Additionally, the Thornhill Rockies Running Club had their annual race for their members. Each year they donate to a worthy charity; this year they chose Keeping Kev and raised a sum of $1600. We are so appreciative of everyone's contributions. 

A month and a half after launching Keeping Kev, we have raised $107,458! Totally amazing! Let's KEEP it up!!!

Check out our Facebook page, Keeping Kev for additional updates. 

Posted on March 1, 2014

Posted on March 1, 2014

We are very happy to announce that we have reached the 50% mark with a total of $100,516!!! We are so excited that we are half way to our goal of $200,000. Our fundriaisng committee is very busy organizing some awesome upcoming events for Keeping Kev. Stay tuned for more details!
As always, the Block family thank you for your ongoing support.

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