2022 Shining Star (Calgary)
The Shining Star MADA is awarded to an individual who has displayed outstanding dedication or has been responsible for outstanding accomplishments of local significance in the field of multiple births in a local community in Canada. One Shining Star award will be given out to each MBC Chapter annually.
The winner of the 2022 Shining Star award for the Twins Triplets and More Association of Calgary (TTMAC) is Kendra Coates.
For the past 6 years, Kendra has been instrumental in helping TTMAC raise over $40,000 for Calgary hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) through the Tim Horton’s Smile Cookie campaign. She has been so involved in bringing awareness to this campaign that she’s lovingly known as The Smile Cookie Lady. NICUs are extremely important to parents of multiples and any fundraising or support we can help with is vital and appreciated. Kendra spent many years as the TTMAC Triplet Support Coordinator and has now moved on to assume the NICU Support role, offering guidance to newbie parents with babies in Calgary NICUs.