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Celebs for Kids Arthritis and Lupus Awareness

Jun 6, 2008

By Catherine "Cat" Barr

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Imagine if everyone you knew gave one dollar to save a child's life. Sounds simple, but for North Van's Chandani family, that dollar is worth millions. Celebs for Kids ( is out to do just that to help kids suffering from Lupus and Arthritis. Little is known about this devastating disease which knows no age limit, but thanks to the Chandani's, and an impressive group of celebs and volunteers, the awareness is growing. Last Friday, at the Sutton Place Hotel, sponsors and VIPs were honoured for their contributions as everyone geared up for the big Celebs for Kids golf and poker tournament in August. Look for the likes of stars like Matt Damon, Kevin Sorbo and various NHL players to make a special appearance. Go to <> for more info.

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celebs_for_kids-5311 Shayla Chandani, left, daughter Jalisa and grandmother/mother Zaiby Jetha are putting up a fight for life.
celebs_for_kids-5312 Vancouver Canucks' centreman Brendan Morrison, seen here with Adam Chandani, is thrilled to lend his support.
celebs_for_kids-5313 Edmonton Oilers' star Steve Staios meets Arthritis Society of BC's Margaret Vanderkruyk.
celebs_for_kids-5316 Battlestar Galactica actor Aaron Douglas adds star power as he cuddles up to friend Shelagh Boyd at the sponsors' reception.
celebs_for_kids-5318 Karim Chandani can move mountains. Seen here with CBC's Gloria Macarenko, he has put together this event to help his daughter Jalisa and others who suffer from Lupus.
celebs_for_kids-5321 Supporter Aly Karmali, left, joins Vanessa Jarvis and her dad, Canaccord's Mike Rogers, in raising money for this worthwhile cause.



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