The Butterfly Project


Parkinson’s disease affects all sorts of great people like Mohammad Ali, Michael J. Fox and our grandfather, Francis Mathew ?.

Our Appa was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2009. What started as a simple tremor in his hand has evolved to make even the simplest of everyday tasks a huge challenge for him.

In 2015, we started crafting butterfly tokens to raise awareness for Parkinson’s Disease.  The butterflies are symbols of hope, inspired by Muhammad Ali’s quote,                                                                                         “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee”.  


In June 2021, we are planning to hike to the top of Kilimanjaro in honour of our grandfather and in support of the Parkinson Research Consortium at the Ottawa Hospital – a team of clinicians and researchers  dedicated to the quest for a cure for Parkinson’s Disease.  We are hoping to each raise a symbolic $1 for each foot of ascension of Kilimanjaro – our ultimate goal, $38,680 !!!  Please consider helping us to reach our goal!


Tax-deductible donations can be made to The MapleWishes Foundation Fund.
CGFCF Charitable Registration # 89671 3500 RR0001.

100% of all donations goes towards supporting The Butterfly Project. No portion of your donation will be used to cover fundraising or administrative costs.

Here is a link to our easydonate website:


You can also make a donation via cheque. 
Please make payable to “Gift Funds Canada and be sure to add “MapleWishes” in the memo line.

You can post your cheque to:

The MapleWishes Foundation
411 Mackay Street, Unit 322
Ottawa, Ontario
K1M 2K5


This is a cause that is very near and dear to our hearts, so we thank you for helping us reach our goal.

Rowan & Avery