The Invisible Ribbon Gala, held at the National Air Force Museum of Canada, is more than just an evening of community philanthropy. It is about raising awareness of the strength behind the uniform ? the strength of military families. Military families are called upon to be resilient and steadfast when their Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) member is called upon in the name of Canada. The unique challenges faced by military families every day can have an impact on the operational effectiveness of a CAF member; which is why we at the Trenton MFRC are dedicated to going above and beyond to ensure military families have the resources they need and the community support behind them to be resilient.Our primary focus in 2020 is a resource that everyone needs and is something we can all relate to: health care. While as Canadians, we pride ourselves on universal health care, access to a primary care physician is a matter many Canadians face. However, due to the unique challenges of the military lifestyle, military families are often at a higher disadvantage when obtaining a primary care physician. There is even a common misconception that military families receive health care through their CAF base. In fact, according to the Seamless for Canada Initiative, in Canada, 9-10% of civilians do not have a family physician compared to the 24% of military spouses who do not have a family physician. Furthermore, 17% of children of military families do not have a family physician.To offset this challenge, the MFRC has made it a goal to create sustainable health care solutions for military families. To achieve this, we have identified a short-term and a long-term approach which includes developing partnerships with health care officials and regional health agencies, as well as access to virtual care. In the short-term, the MFRC?s aim is to support military families by facilitating access to virtual health care tools that could help with their immediate health concerns. To help us achieve this goal, you are invited to show your support for our military families by sponsoring the event, making a donation to our cause or an item to our auction, and attending the Invisible Ribbon Gala: CANADA.

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Terms and Conditions:- All proceeds support the Trenton Military Family Resource Centre - All items must be picked up at the Trenton MFRC by 4 p.m. on Friday, May 8, 2020- Items must be paid for at the time of pick up- Payment accepted: Cash, debit, Visa, Mastercard, and cheque- Pick up location: 50 Rivers Drive East, Trenton, ON- **No HST on items**


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