Bucket List Foundation

$6,082 of $16,000 goal

Raised by 120 people in 21 months
George Gould, was diagnosed with stage 4 colorectal cancer last September and has been undergoing chemotherapy radiation and multiple surgeries ever since in his battle against this horrible, deadly disease. It has ended his teaching career and devastated his family emotionally and financially but he has never asked for any help for himself and this fundraiser isn't even for him.


Out of this tragic situation has emerged something very special.

George knows he isn't alone in his struggles and has started a non-profit society called the Canadian Bucket List Foundation. His mission is to support other palliative care patients to realize their life dreams and bucket list goals. Much like Make-A-Wish for adults.

Just when he is at his greatest need, this man is reaching out to help others in the same situation. Together, we can join George in his quest to fulfill his bucket list dream and help many others in the process.

OUR GOAL: To deliver life dreams and bucket list wishes to adult Canadians with life-threatening illness.

The movie that made "Bucket List" a household phrase was inspirational, but Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman were working with a $45,000,000.00 budget.  Give us a fraction of that and we will make real dreams come true.

We are a group of cancer patients and medical professionals starting a "Bucket List Foundation" to support adults with life-threatening diseases in pursuit of life wishes and bucket list goals.

Healthcare and related expenses wreak havok on the family budget. Income is slashed and expenses rise, kicking those "someday" trips and adventures to the curb at a time when they are most meaningful.

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Psychology and medical professionals agree realization of life dreams and wishes improves quality of life and medical outcomes for terminally ill patients. Unfortunately, the financial burden of life threatening disease prevents most people from pursuing their Bucket List goals.

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Your generous contribution will help us launch the Bucket List Foundation by paying for registration as a charitable organization, building a website and coordinating our first volunteers.

When our website launches, you, our GoFundMe supporters will be the first invited to nominate a deserving patient for participation in the bucket list program.

We may not change the world, people. But we can change some people's worlds.

Please give generously, "like" the donations from others and visit every day to use the Facebook and Twitter buttons to spread the word.

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bucketlistcanada@gmail.com
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Hello Bucketlist supporters!

We are meeting with our first group of volunteers in the Vancouver area on June 27th and 28th If you are in the area and interested in participating, send us a message; http://canadianbucketlistfoundation.org/

Our first meeting with the lawyer handling our charitable foundation application is on Tuesday June 21st! We are on our way to official status.

We need your help this week more than ever.

If you can give a little again this month, please do so.

And PLEASE visit the donation page again and share & tweet a request for your friends and followers to help you support the Foundation.

Do it now. Before you forget. It only takes a few seconds and it means so much.

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Thank you all so much for the continuing support. Let's keep the drive going! We are nearly 25% of the way there.

Keep up the great work my friends.

We have secured Domain Names and launched our first simple website so our members can register as members of the Foundation.

You helped do this! Now help tell others. Use the FB, Twitter and other links on our website.

http://canadianbucketlistfoundation.org/

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Watch the Global BC News interview about me and YOUR Canadian Bucket List Foundation.

http://globalnews.ca/video/2712993/man-hopes-to-start-bucket-list-foundation-for-adults
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Beth Jago
21 months ago
2
2

This is such a wonderful idea! When my husband was diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer all his doctors said the same thing - 'don't wait, do any bucket-listy things while you're feeling good' But with my husband going on disability & me missing work to take care of him paying the mortgage & bills didn't leave much $$$ for the bucket list.

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Trudi Johnstone
21 months ago
2
2

This is a wonderful idea. I was diagnosed July 2014 with Breast Cancer, spent a lot of time at the Abbotsford Cancer Centre. I am almost 2 years cancer free now and it does change your life mentally and financially....I know I could sure use a vacation after going through that myself.

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Brenda Kuemper
21 months ago
2
2

This is the greatest idea cause adult patients also have wishes. I have traveled the road of cancer treatments about four yrs ago. He had a throat cancer that was very aggressive. It grew 2.5 cm in less then a month. So of course chemo treatments change so much that we were not sure what the out come was going to be. He was very sick and ended up stay in the cancer hospital for about 5 wks due treatment. Also ended up in VHG as his heart was now having problems after last chemo treatment which set us back about 2 wks. But he is now cancer free, working and renovating our house and yard with me. Since we found out he had cancer we have lost many close friends and family to this disgusting disease that we need a CURE for.

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Darlene Kells
21 months ago
1
1

I know all to well how this feels, im now doing my 3rd bout with cancer, this time its inoperable, the last time I was 23 and the time before that I was 21. The past 3 years of pure hell started in Feb 2013 when my beloved Mom passed away while on vacation, that was the start of my hell....when my dad arrived home with my moms ashes it was clear he was not right and ended up with Dementia & PTSD. I became his care giver, i kept him in his own house cause he didnt want to leave and i promised him i wouldnt make him, for 23 months i looked after him thru all his rages, halucinations and many other very bad things. He passed Jan 2015, 5 days later I was hospitalized with a COPD episode which I've had for 8 years, then last may I got the lung cancer diagnoses. Im still trying to deal with my dads estate, my husband had lost his job and at 64 isnt finding anything, I'm on CPP disabilty and we are not doing great. The only saving grace is I'm now on palative care so I get all my medications for free and my oxygen is free. We have no RRSP'S or pensions and are trying to live the best we can on under $1700./month our mortgage is $1200. So I get all that people are going thru one could only wish the government started worrying about all the people who live way under the poverty line who truly need help ......if I could give a donation I certainly would. Thank you for what you are trying to do and I hope you help alot of deserving people in the years to come. ♥

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Raynel Angel
9 months ago

Can someone donate to me? its only $50

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Sunita G-r
14 months ago

Truly a wonderful idea!

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Rosemarie Sawyer
21 months ago

Such a wonderful idea my aunte is during with cancer and there is no cure for her she has only a few months to live this is a fantastic idea

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Bonnie Ken
21 months ago

Ever since I was diagnosed with Leukemia, I've wished that I was a child again and put my name on the Cildren's Wish List....I've been in the cancer ring for 8 years now....I've been living on oral chemotherapy drugs the whole time....they've had dramatic and life altering side affects throughout these years....there are only 3 of them and I've had all 3 of them stopped due to the medical complications that they've caused....my blood results were stable through these years but now it's as serious as when I was diagnosed....I'm running out of options to control my disease and I'm afraid I'm going to have to decide quality of life over quantity of life....I've been a rock through this journey mentally but my rock is starting to show small cracks from the toxic chemical environment I've been in for 8 years....it's wonderful to see that there's a bucket list foundation for those of us still fighting the fight.

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$25
Ana Lulic
25 days ago
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❤️

$40
Nikki Sekulic
16 months ago
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My divorced parents were both diagnosed with colon rectal cancer one and half years apart. Both are in remission now. My dad spent a whole month in the hospital after his surgery. I am both of their care givers now. I just read your post and I challenge everyone that reads your post to donate anything they can. Lets show George how its done.

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$50
Sheila Taylor
20 months ago
2
2

Love your mission!

$25
Alida Short
20 months ago
2
2

A little goes along way ! Hope to pay it forward a little more !

$100
Linda Toews
20 months ago
2
2

This is a wonderful idea.

SP
$50
Sheryl Preston
20 months ago
2
2

What a fantastic initiative, happy to help.

Beth Jago
21 months ago
2
2

This is such a wonderful idea! When my husband was diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer all his doctors said the same thing - 'don't wait, do any bucket-listy things while you're feeling good' But with my husband going on disability & me missing work to take care of him paying the mortgage & bills didn't leave much $$$ for the bucket list.

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Trudi Johnstone
21 months ago
2
2

This is a wonderful idea. I was diagnosed July 2014 with Breast Cancer, spent a lot of time at the Abbotsford Cancer Centre. I am almost 2 years cancer free now and it does change your life mentally and financially....I know I could sure use a vacation after going through that myself.

+ Read More
Brenda Kuemper
21 months ago
2
2

This is the greatest idea cause adult patients also have wishes. I have traveled the road of cancer treatments about four yrs ago. He had a throat cancer that was very aggressive. It grew 2.5 cm in less then a month. So of course chemo treatments change so much that we were not sure what the out come was going to be. He was very sick and ended up stay in the cancer hospital for about 5 wks due treatment. Also ended up in VHG as his heart was now having problems after last chemo treatment which set us back about 2 wks. But he is now cancer free, working and renovating our house and yard with me. Since we found out he had cancer we have lost many close friends and family to this disgusting disease that we need a CURE for.

+ Read More
Darlene Kells
21 months ago
1
1

I know all to well how this feels, im now doing my 3rd bout with cancer, this time its inoperable, the last time I was 23 and the time before that I was 21. The past 3 years of pure hell started in Feb 2013 when my beloved Mom passed away while on vacation, that was the start of my hell....when my dad arrived home with my moms ashes it was clear he was not right and ended up with Dementia & PTSD. I became his care giver, i kept him in his own house cause he didnt want to leave and i promised him i wouldnt make him, for 23 months i looked after him thru all his rages, halucinations and many other very bad things. He passed Jan 2015, 5 days later I was hospitalized with a COPD episode which I've had for 8 years, then last may I got the lung cancer diagnoses. Im still trying to deal with my dads estate, my husband had lost his job and at 64 isnt finding anything, I'm on CPP disabilty and we are not doing great. The only saving grace is I'm now on palative care so I get all my medications for free and my oxygen is free. We have no RRSP'S or pensions and are trying to live the best we can on under $1700./month our mortgage is $1200. So I get all that people are going thru one could only wish the government started worrying about all the people who live way under the poverty line who truly need help ......if I could give a donation I certainly would. Thank you for what you are trying to do and I hope you help alot of deserving people in the years to come. ♥

+ Read More
Raynel Angel
9 months ago

Can someone donate to me? its only $50

+ Read More
Sunita G-r
14 months ago

Truly a wonderful idea!

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Rosemarie Sawyer
21 months ago

Such a wonderful idea my aunte is during with cancer and there is no cure for her she has only a few months to live this is a fantastic idea

+ Read More
Bonnie Ken
21 months ago

Ever since I was diagnosed with Leukemia, I've wished that I was a child again and put my name on the Cildren's Wish List....I've been in the cancer ring for 8 years now....I've been living on oral chemotherapy drugs the whole time....they've had dramatic and life altering side affects throughout these years....there are only 3 of them and I've had all 3 of them stopped due to the medical complications that they've caused....my blood results were stable through these years but now it's as serious as when I was diagnosed....I'm running out of options to control my disease and I'm afraid I'm going to have to decide quality of life over quantity of life....I've been a rock through this journey mentally but my rock is starting to show small cracks from the toxic chemical environment I've been in for 8 years....it's wonderful to see that there's a bucket list foundation for those of us still fighting the fight.

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