Monday, April 12, 2010

Calvin Barry- Walk Now For Autism

Join me in my efforts to support Walk Now for Autism!

Once again - we are participating in the Walk Now for Autism (2010) to help find a cure for Autism. Early intervention is key here and with research dollars and awareness each child/adult with ASD can reach goals that would otherwise not be ascertainable.

TEAM CJ would like to thank all of those who so generously supported us last year with donations. Thanks to your generosity, TEAM CJ was ranked second of the Fundraising Teams, earning a Platinum Award and Raising over $25,000.00. With your generous support again this year, we are confident that TEAM CJ will climb up to the Top Team in Ontario for 2010.

My son, Calvin Justin (CJ) Barry, was diagnosed in August 2007 with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder). He is currently 5 years old and a wonderfully smart, bright little angel with potential beyond imagination. He is currently attending a successful year in JK, and in September 2010 will enter SK at Sacred Heart School. In addition, he is currently reading at a Grade 3 (9 year old) level. CJ’s ASD means that with proper treatments he can remain high functioning with continued therapies. Our multi-disciplinary approach to his ASD has resulted in his continued success and we have his many medical/non-medical practitioners and supporters to thank for this.

Autism prevalence figures are growing. WE NEED ANSWERS!!! 1 in 110 children are diagnosed with this devastating disorder. 1 in 70 boys. It is the fastest growing developmental disability. More children will be diagnosed with autism this year than, cancer, diabetes, Downs Syndrome and AIDS combined.

Despite some promising discoveries, the cause of Autism is unknown and a cure does not exist. Research is crucial as every 20 minutes a child is diagnosed with Autism. Not only must we find ways to improve the quality of life for children and adults with Autism, but we also must find a cure, and soon.

Walk Now for Autism (2010) is YOUR chance to make a difference in the fight against Autism by raising money for Autism research and heightening public awareness. Please join me in my fight as I help Team CJ raise $25,000.00 to help fund essential research. I will be walking from Nathan Philips Square (Toronto) at 9:00am on Sunday, June 20, 2010 and would like you to support those affected by Autism. You can donate to Walk Now for Autism and join my team online through my web page at

Donations can also be mailed Cheques are payable to Autism Speaks Canada. My team name is TEAM CJ; please note this on your cheque and the donation form. Keep in mind that every dollar to this great cause counts and that any amount you choose to donate will help us reach our goal.

Autism Speaks Canada is a registered charity #869420208 RR0001. All donations $20 and over will be issued a charitable tax receipt within 6 weeks of Walk Date. MATCHING GIFT PROGRAM: Many companies provide their employees with matching gifts. Please consult your employer on its matching gift guidelines and attach matching gift forms accordingly as found on the web page.

Thank you for making a difference in the lives of the thousands of Canadians living with Autism today. On behalf of CJ and I, thank you for your generous donation to Walk Now for Autism and for supporting us on our journey.

Yours truly,
Calvin and CJ

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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Calvin Barry, Toronto Lawyer

Wednesday, April 7, 2010
News Columnists / Joe Warmington
Tiger's future may hinge on Toronto ties

Last Updated: April 6, 2010 10:01am

The most important woman in the Tiger Woods story may turn out to be, not his wife or any of his mistresses, but a former medical assistant from Etobicoke.

That’s because, far away from the lights and cameras of an Augusta National news conference Monday, it’s Mary Anne Catalano who may know the true story on whether Tiger is not just a cheater in the bedroom but also cheating to be better on the golf course.

So far she is not talking publicly.

But the 33-year-old Catalano — who was charged with smuggling medical supplies across the border at Buffalo on Sept. 14 — is talking with U.S. federal authorities about all that she knows regarding the operation of the Institute of Sports Medicine Health and Wellness Centre on Brown’s Line. Her duties have included going on many trips with Anthony Galea to visit athletes south of the border.

At least one of the trips was to Tiger Woods’ Florida home.

There has been no allegation that Woods has taken performance-enhancing drugs, but Monday, for the first time, the golfer acknowledged that Galea — who is charged with selling an unapproved drug and conspiracy to import an unapproved drug (Actovegin) — did visit him. “He did come to my house,” Tiger said of Galea, adding “he never gave me HGH (human growth hormone) or any PEDs (performance-enhancing drugs).”

Saying “I have never taken any of those” or any other “illegal drug,” Woods said “I had PRP (platelet rich plasma) treatment.”

None of the allegations against Galea have been proven in court and his lawyer, Brian Greenspan, has said his client is innocent.

Meanwhile Catalano’s Toronto lawyer, Calvin Barry, who also stresses her innocence, said his client’s charges of trying to smuggle into the U.S. “20 vials, 101 syringes and 76 ampoules, of unknown misbranded drugs, including Nutropin, a medical centrifuge and an ultrasound computer” had been put over for three months.

He said she is free on a $10,000 bond and is co-operating with U.S. authorities.

“She has already gone down twice and in the future it is quite likely I will accompany her to Buffalo for further questioning,” he said. “My client has co-operated fully and whatever information she has to help investigators she will be forthright.”

I was in the RCGA offices at Glen Abbey on Monday watching Woods’ impressive performance at Augusta, but, after thinking about it, it occurred to me that it’s this federal investigation, and not the infidelity, that will decide Woods’ future in golf.

Out at the Abbey, where the crew is putting the final touches on the very 18th hole where Woods made his historic bunker shot over the water to win the 2000 Canadian Open, there is hope that the off-course circus will soon be over and Tiger can get back to golf.

As a golf fan it would be nice. But first, fresh off reports that New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez had been summoned by investigators in the Galea case, Woods has one more area of intrigue to clear up.

He himself acknowledged this, telling reporters “they contacted my agent and will get full co-operation whenever they need me, but right now they haven’t asked for my time.”

And interesting that it’s a Toronto woman who may hold the key to determine if they ever do.