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 courtyard. 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 www.GeorgetownHospitalFoundation.ca 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 Page 2 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 Hospital. 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 Foundation. 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 Page 3 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. guests. 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) GHFoundation@haltonhealthcare.on.ca 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! The Georgetown Hospital Foundation appreciates your support in helping us improve healthcare at Georgetown Hospital. Please use this form to make a donation, send your comments, or provide your e-mail address so that we can save on printing and postage by sending your future newsletters electronically. Or send your e-mail address to GHFoundation@haltonhealthcare.on.ca Donations may also be made on-line. Visit www.GeorgetownHospitalFoundation.ca A donation from: Insert Addressee Insert ID here Insert Address Line 1 Insert Address Line 2 Insert City, Province, Postal Code phone:_____________________________ e-mail:____________________________________________________________________ Please use my e-mail address for future newsletters and Foundation correspondence I wish to make a donation of $___________ to the Highest Priority Fund, or Other Fund (specify)__________________________ Cheque enclosed or Visa Mastercard Card#___________ __________ __________ __________ exp:______ / ______ Signature:_______________________________________________________________ Please return this form to The Georgetown Hospital Foundation, 1 Princess Anne Drive, Georgetown, ON L7G 2B8 Phone: (905) 873-4599 Fax: (905) 873-4580 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you for your support!