Warm nights. Great people. Good vibes for a good cause. These are the key ingredients of Lawn Summer Nights, the lawn bowling tournament and fundraiser that brings people together in support of Cystic Fibrosis Canada.
Metrics Chartered Professional Accounting is really excited to be sponsoring & participating in Lawn Summer Nights happening every Thursday night in July supporting Cystic Fibrosis Canada. Lawn Summer Nights is now half way to its goal of raising $150,000 this summer. For more information or to make a donation, please visit:
The first lawn bowling event began in 2009, inspired by Eva Markvoort. On October 23, 2007, Eva underwent a double lung transplant. It was part of a historic night for the Vancouver General Hospital, as they performed a record-setting ten transplants in a 24 hour period.
With her new lungs, Eva was given a new lease on life. Eva’s transplant received a lot of media attention and after her recovery, she endeavored to make people more aware of cystic fibrosis by blogging publicly about her life. Eva’s blog resonated with people around the world and she garnered a huge following of friends and supporters.
Whenever Eva found herself spending extended time in the hospital having difficulty with her lungs, she longed to be outside breathing fresh air, spending time with old friends, and making new ones. This is exactly what lawn bowling enabled her to do.
Not long after lawn bowling finished that first summer, Eva’s body suddenly began rejecting her new lungs and she was forced back into the hospital. As her chronic rejection intensified, she became less able to see her friends. Never one to give up, she battled against all odds to stay alive in the hopes of getting another transplant. Sadly, Eva lost her fight with cystic fibrosis on March 27, 2010. She was 25 years old.
Eva was a truly magical person, and her legacy is only the beginning. Inspired by her life, her struggle, and her story, we’re carrying on from where Eva left off; endeavoring to accomplish what she cared for the most – enjoying life, and finding a cure for CF.
“Love love love everyone.” – Eva Markvoort