On December 14th, the Flames Better Halves – the significant others of the Flames – will host a holiday fundraising initiative in honour of Emerson Stajan through the Calgary Flames Foundation benefitting Ronald McDonald House Southern Alberta and the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Flames fans are asked to bring an unwrapped toy to Section 223 on the main concourse to help fill the “Magic Room” at the House and support children and their families who will be staying at the Alberta Children’s Hospital during the holiday season.

“The Flames Better Halves are all so excited to host a Toy Drive this year, as part of our annual holiday initiative,” said Katie Stajan. “This toy drive is close to all of our hearts, as it will be in honour of our late son, Emerson Stajan. All of the toys, gift cards and cash donations will be going directly to the Ronald McDonald House Southern Alberta and the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation.”

“For Matt and I, it is so special to be able to help others in our son’s honour and keep Emerson’s memory and legacy alive in all of our hearts. We hope to collect as many toys, gift cards and cash donations as possible in hopes of making a difference in the lives of families who are staying at the House and hospital this holiday season. Flames fans are the best fans in the world, and we are so appreciative of the support that they continue to show us every year, through every initiative. THANK YOU!”

The Flames Better Halves continue to give back to the community through the charitable arm of the Calgary Flames, the Calgary Flames Foundation. Since its inception, the Foundation, with the support of partners and donors, has raised millions of dollars for education, health and wellness, and amateur and grassroots sports. Every season, the Calgary Flames Foundation raises over $4 million in support of these three key areas.