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									August 2009
                        Fo u n d a t i o n R e p o r t
   The 3rd Annual Walk for
    Georgetown Hospital
is on Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010
           Is Your Team Ready?
                                                               Last year, the 2nd Annual Walk for Georgetown Hospital involved
                                                               more than 300 community members who together raised $45,000 for
                                                               top priority medical equipment.

                                                                        Our annual Walk will feature breakfast compliments of
                                                                        McDonald’s Restaurants of Halton Hills, a 5km walk
                                                                        through town followed by lunch courtesy of Maple
                                                                        Lodge Farms and awards presentations in the hospital

                                                                        Joining our walk this year will be members of the
                                                                        Georgetown Raiders Jr. A Hockey Club!

                                                                        We will again be awarding many prizes, including
                                                                        $1,500 cash courtesy of Unilock! Every participant
                                                                        who raises $100 or more will have a chance to win!

Walkers of all ages and abilities took part in the 2009 Walk for        To get started visit
Georgetown Hospital on September 27, 2009 — and even some family or call (905)
pets got involved!                                                      873-4599 today.

Inside this issue:
Your Foundation Board    2

K.C.’s Corner            2          Insert Addressee and Address information and Postage here
Bequest Donation         3

Foundation Events        3

Funding Priorities       4
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                             Fo u n d a t i o n R e p o r t

                               The Georgetown Hospital Foundation Board of Directors for 2010/11
                               Pictured below are the dedicated volunteers who are improving healthcare in Halton Hills by leading fundraising
                               efforts and taking responsibility for the stewardship and effective allocation of funds donated to Georgetown

 I expect to pass through
 this world but once; any
 good thing therefore
 that I can do, or any
 kindness that I can show
 to any fellow creature,
 let me do it now; let me
 not defer or neglect it,
 for I shall not pass this
 way again.

 Ettiene De Grellet

                               Front row(l-r): Paul Armstrong, Laurent Thibault, Graeme Goebelle, Shelley Phipps

                               Back row (l-r): K.C. Carruthers, Josey Bonnette, Ruth Poullos, Tory McKillop, Darrell Newman, Fred Helson

                               Absent:: Robert Bourns, Rick Johnson, Ken McDermot, Cindy McDonell

                               K.C.’s Corner

                               If you receive this newsletter you are already a friend who knows the important role fundraising plays in
                               securing excellent healthcare services at the Hospital. And yet, as I’ve been out this summer at my kids’
                               soccer and baseball games, at the Big Daddy Festival and the Canada Day festivities in the Glen, meeting
 We make a living by
 what we get, but we           many new people and striking up conversations with fellow parents about what kind of work we do, I have
 make a life by what we        discovered that most people are quite unaware of their local hospital Foundation’s core mission.
 give.                         Georgetown Hospital relies on private donations from those who live in our community to purchase the
                               medical equipment our doctors and nurses need to provide the best possible care.
 Sir Winston Churchill         In fact, most of the major medical equipment purchased by the Hospital is paid for
                               by the many donations we receive from individual community members. In short,
                               if our community wants a well-equipped hospital, the only way that can
                               happen is for the people who live here to support the Hospital

                               You will see on the back page of this issue that we have an extensive list of
                               important equipment to purchase this year. To raise the funds for this equipment
                               we will have to get our message out to as many people in Halton Hills as possible.

                               As the Foundation continues to deliver this message whenever and wherever we                             K.C. Carruthers
                                                                                                                                      Executive Director
                               can, your help informing the community about the crucial importance of local                            The Georgetown
                               support for the Hospital would be most welcome!                                                       Hospital Foundation
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G e o r g e t ow n H o s p i t a l R e c e i ve s a B e q u e s t o f $ 3 0 0 , 0 0 0

This spring, the Georgetown Hospital Foundation (GHF) received its largest single donation ever, a bequest of $300,000 from Vera Isobel
Wallace that will be used by the Foundation to improve patient care at Georgetown Hospital through the establishment of the Brigadier F.C.
Wallace and Vera Isobel Wallace Fund.

“To have left such a large bequest to us really demonstrates the positive impact the
Georgetown Hospital had on Mrs. Wallace,” said K.C. Carruthers, Executive Director,
Georgetown Hospital Foundation. “It was an unexpected gift, but one that will help develop
our patient care services here at Georgetown Hospital and for that we can only be thankful.”

Mrs. Wallace was born just outside of Guelph and lived in Guelph, Erin and Georgetown. Her
father, Dr. James H. King, was a family doctor in the 1920s and 30s who travelled by horse and
buggy to see his patients, many of whom were farmers. In those days before universal medical
care, Dr. King often accepted produce in return for his care, or even provided care for free in
cases where a family could not compensate him.

“I think this really made an impression on Vera,” recalls Paul Marshall, Vera’s nephew. “She was
a country girl who remembered the compassion of her father, a ‘horse and buggy doctor’ with
a generous spirit.”
Mrs. Wallace married Brigadier F.C. “Eric” Wallace, a veteran of both world wars and a
decorated hero of the famous Dunkirk rescue from the Second World War. After moving to
Canada, Brigadier Wallace became a successful businessman in Georgetown. He was President             Vera Isobel Wallace and Brigadier F.C. Wallace.
of Smith & Stone and also held positions on corporate boards with Toronto firms such as
                                                                                                                        (photo taken during the 1960s)
Eaton’s and Simpson’s.

       Foundation Events
                                                                                The      Second       Annual

Gala Dinner Evening                                                             President’s Cup was held on
                                                                                July 26 at the Club at North
                                                                                Halton. Under the guidance of event chair Graeme Goebelle the
                                                The Foundation welcomed
                                                                                event sold out and garnered $45,000 for medical equipment for
                                                    Stracor Inc. as a new
                                                                                Georgetown Hospital.       Congratulations and thanks to the
                                                  Diamond Sponsor of the
                                                                                President’s Cup Committee and all who took part!
                                               2010 Gala Dinner Evening.
                                                   With thanks to Pat and       The President’s Cup Organizing Committee are:
                                                 Patricia Harkin of Stracor
                                                                                Graeme     Goebelle   (Chair),   Jean    Aubin,    K.C.   Carruthers,
                                                who are seen here on the
                                                                                Peter Creighton, Dino Deligiannis, Pam Kilmer, Monique Kooy,
                                                      right along with their
                                                                                Ken McDermot, Ric Morrow, Ed Rieger, and Peggy Strack.

The 13th annual Gala Dinner Evening was held at Scaramouche                                                                  President’s Cup Chair
Restaurant on Sunday, March 29th.       The event raised $50,000 for                                                         Graeme Goebelle (l) is
Georgetown Hospital through an exquisite gourmet dinner, silent                                                              congratulated by Brian
auction and raffle.                                                                                                          Herner, President of
                                                                                                                             the Club at North Hal-
Many thanks to the Gala Committee members: Dr. Bob Bourns, Myra                                                              ton, on a successful
Britton, Dr. Anthony Farragos and Belinda Froggett.                                                                          event.
                                          Funding Priorities Set for 2010/11
                                          After a careful, thorough decision-making process involving negotiations among dozens of hospital staff at
                                          all levels, the top-priority capital equipment list has been identified for 2010/11.
Phone: (905)-873-4599                     Infant Resuscitation Platforms (2 X $19,502)
Fax: (905)-873-4580
                                          Neonatal Monitor ($19,727)

Glidescope for difficult intubation ($21,366)                     Hasson/Becker Cone for Gynecology ($5,738)        Ultrasound Unit ($180,000)

Blood gas analyzer for the Laboratory ($14,500)                   ACL Hamstring set for OR ($11,400)                OR Glidescope ($13,589)
Transport Monitor ($17,430) X-Ray readers (2 X $8,728)            Bronchoscope ($13,400)                            OR lights ($40,000)
High Definition Monitors for OR screens ($82,156)
                                                                  Dermatone skin grafting ($11,400)                 Bladder Scanner ($21.701)
Surgical Instrument Containers ($3,390)
                                                                  Portable Image Intensifier for X-Ray Diagnostics ($165,000)
Holter Monitor for heart patient monitoring ($3,088)
                                                                  Sentinel Node Neoprobe for breast cancer surgery ($47, 156)
Critical Care Ventilator ($54,550)
                                                                  Knee Arthroscopy surgical instruments ($7,300)

                                                               Your support of the Foundation is crucial because:

                      Our mission:                              The Ministry of Health does not provide all the funds necessary
    To raise funds to enhance the                              to purchase new or replacement equipment that the Hospital
  healthcare services provided by the                          requires to keep pace with the progress of medical technology.
     Georgetown Hospital for the
                                                                The Hospital must rely on community support for the
      community of Halton Hills.
                                                               amounts not funded by the Ministry for medical equipment and
                                                               approved construction projects.
              Our vision:
  The best healthcare for the people of                        Your support is the reason we enjoy outstanding hometown
              Halton Hills                                     healthcare — we couldn’t do it without you!

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