Allison Zeppieri Fund


Celebrating Allison

The birth of a child is a life-changing moment that affirms the beauty, frailty, power and potential each of us possesses and discovers on our journey through life. 

Allison entered our lives as a beautiful and perfect bundle of joy 29 years ago; opening a new chapter for us as adoring first-time parents and forever enriching our lives and that of her younger siblings James, Michelle and Carolyn every minute, of every day, we were in her company.     

Growing up Allison thrived in our loving home and had many opportunities to discover herself as a devoted daughter and older sister, as well as an accomplished student and talented athlete. From childhood through to her years studying at university, Allison always gave more than 100% to fuel her passions - hockey, academics, the arts and the strong relationships she cherished with family and friends.    

Allison’s striking beauty, both on the inside and out, had a magnetic quality, capturing the attention and admiration of anyone she came across.  

On June 7, 2015 the bright light Allison brought to our lives and family was tragically extinguished.  Allison’s long struggle with an eating disorder and other mental health challenges took hold of her and our family.  An exquisite, talented, loving, intelligent young woman was taken from us.  Allison will be forever and deeply missed.

With the support of our cherished friends and family and the community we call home, Allison’s life-story will continue to positively impact each of our lives and those who we cherish most through the establishment of the Allison Zeppieri Fund at Mackenzie Health. 

We invite you to be a part of this journey,

Frank, Lucy, James, Michelle and Carolyn Zeppieri

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Creating a lasting legacy for Allison

One in five Canadians has their life turned upside-down by a mental health problem — personality disorder, depression, anxiety, an eating disorder, schizophrenia, even substance abuse and addictions. Like cancer or any other disease, mental illness can strike anyone, anytime and often with little warning.   

Our daughter’s long struggle with an eating disorder and other diagnosed mental illness gave our family first-hand knowledge of the profound and often life-altering effect mental illness has on a young person’s ability to learn and achieve, form relationships, as well as live safely and enjoy life.    

Our personal experience in guiding Allison through our local healthcare system and specialized mental health services is driving our family’s commitment to strengthening what we consider a life-line of young people and their families who are facing a mental health crisis and/or diagnosis and treatment.  Mackenzie Health’s team of 14 psychiatrists and more than 35 allied health staff — including nurses, social workers, dietitians, as well as occupational and recreation therapists — have dedicated themselves to the health and well-being of those, who like Allison, face the challenge of their lives.  

Our goal is to raise $110,000 for the Allison Zeppieri Fund to ensure people facing a mental health challenge/crisis receive exceptional care, close to home.  With your support, we can ensure healthcare professionals of Mackenzie Health’s Mental Health program have opportunities to advance their skills to support better outcomes for their patients.  Each year Allison's endowed fund will support the awarding of bursaries to individual members of the Mental Health team in perpetuity to support their commitment to honing their skills as mental healthcare professionals. 

How You Can Help? Please donate now!

The growing incidence and severity of mental illness is evident every day at Mackenzie Health. By 2019, the demand for day hospital and aftercare services is projected to rise an unprecedented 24%.

Thousands of people, many of whom are our friends, family, colleagues and neighbours were cared for at Mackenzie Health due to a mental health crisis. With your financial support, we can create better outcomes for people of all ages, facing a crippling mental health challenge. 

Simply click on Donate Now to make a fast and secure donation.
    
 
Donations tax credit chart
Donation  tax  your net cost
amount credit of donation
     100.00        22.00                   78.00
     200.00        44.00                 156.00
     300.00        91.00                 209.00
     500.00      184.00                 316.00
  1,000.00      415.00                 585.00
  5,000.00   2,272.00              2,728.00
  
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Guest Book

Frank Zeppieri, 20 October, 2018 3:01 PM

Missing you today. Love Dad

Joe Gaglione, 30 August, 2018 3:16 PM

Thinking of you.

Nino and Janet Santangelo, 8 June, 2018 5:11 AM

Always thinking of you Allison and love to all the family today and everyday.

Helen Hogan, 7 June, 2018 7:25 PM

Lucy, Frank, James, Michelle & Caroline, you are always in our thoughts.

Steven and Carol Charkow, 7 June, 2018 5:42 PM

Frank, Lucy and Family, Thinking of you today and every day.

Jenna Scheske, 7 June, 2018 3:16 PM

Frank Zeppieri, 3 March, 2018 3:47 PM

Dear Allison - we love you and miss you. You will always be my girl! Love you forever

Jenny and Jay from Chicago, 21 January, 2018 11:29 PM

In memory of Allison and with much love to your family.

Steven Charkow, 12 January, 2018 5:07 PM

Dear Frank, Lucy and Family, Happy New Year we are always thinking of you. Steve, Carol, Joshua and Daniel Charkow

Frank Zeppieri and Family, 29 December, 2017 2:57 PM

To Allison - we miss you - we love you - we want to hold you in our arms Love Dad
 

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My Goal
Goal:110000.0000 , Achieved: 106320.2800
Goal$110,000.00 CAD
Achieved$106,320.28 CAD
My Honour Roll
  • Good Vibes Coffee House (in memory of Maria's mother)
    $75.00 CAD
  • Kate Cooksley
    $75.00 CAD
  • Memorial gifts made in the Summer 2015
    $6,315.00 CAD
  • Albert & Sandy Donadio
    $500.00 CAD
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    $500.00 CAD
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    $500.00 CAD
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    $500.00 CAD
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    $500.00 CAD
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    $300.00 CAD
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    $300.00 CAD
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    $300.00 CAD
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    $3,630.00 CAD
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    $250.00 CAD
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    $200.00 CAD
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    $2,500.00 CAD
  • Dear Allison - I long to hold you in my arms - Love Dad
    $2,000.00 CAD
  • Frank Zeppieri
    $2,000.00 CAD
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    $150.00 CAD
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    $150.00 CAD
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    $150.00 CAD
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    $1,045.28 CAD
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  • What a beautiful way to honour a beautiful soul!
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