The Butterfly Project


Our grandfather was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2012. What started as a simple tremor in his hand 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”.  

On August 12, 2022, our grandfather passed away.  In his memory, we are continuing to raise funds 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.  In his honour, “The Francis Mathew Memorial Fellowship” will continue to support the next generation of researchers at the PRC.


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, Samara, Sean & Sasha