WR Portuguese Business Community Gives Back
St. Mary’s is sincerely grateful for the ongoing generous support of the Waterloo Region Portuguese Business and Professional Association (WRPBPA).
Through the efforts of their annual golf tournament, this year a donation of more than $11,000 was made to support St. Mary’s Regional Cardiac Care Centre.
Thank you to the many volunteers, financial supporters, association members and event participants who bring the golf event to life!
“Lip Off KW” Supports Victims of Human Trafficking
Cameron Chinese | An iconic restaurant with a big heart!
On Saturday October 21st, Cameron Chinese Seafood Restaurant was buzzing with excitement! Owners of this iconic local restaurant hosted its first ever dedicated day of fundraising for St. Mary’s General Hospital Foundation, supported by their friends at Kitchener Honda.
Doors opened to a fully booked reservation list and staff dressed beautifully in traditional Cheongsam. Throughout the day, proceeds from all dining room and take-out orders were generously gathered together. Even loyal Cameron patrons not available for a meal that day made a point of stopping by to contribute. And in an unexpected display of generosity, Cameron serving staff showed their outstanding dedication to community health by donating their gratuities.
When the final tables were cleared on this celebration of support, a whopping $21,176.00 was raised for St. Mary’s Regional Cardiac Care Centre.
Thank you to the Cameron team and their family of patrons for your inspiring efforts to support the heart health of our community!
East Indian Walkathon does it again!
The East Indian community came together once again on September 17th for their annual Walkathon.
The efforts of this fun family event held at University of Waterloo campus contributed a total of $15,464.00 toward the final fundraising efforts for St. Mary’s Heart Rhythm Program.
Special thanks to the volunteer committee, event organizers and participants. Your passion for supporting the health of the community is such an inspiration!
Tim Hortons | Smiles all around at St. Mary’s
Thank you to the patrons and staff of St. Mary’s Tim Hortons location!
Your support of the 2017 Smile Cookie Week raised over $2600 for St. Mary’s General Hospital.
Sportclips offers Haircuts with Heart
Thank you to the stylists and patrons of SportClips Boardwalk!
Your September “Haircuts with Heart” promotion raised over $2000 for St. Mary’s Cardiac Rehabilitation program.
A fantastic display of caring for the health of your community.
WCCA supports Pete Viol’s Canadian Heartbeat Tour
Thank you to the Waterloo Region Chinese Community Association (WCCA) for their generous $10,000 donation in support of Sergeant Pete Viol on his 2017 Canadian Heartbeat Tour; a 4,300km bike ride from Vancouver to Kitchener.
Pete Viol’s inspiring “Canadian Heartbeat Tour” aims to raise $30,000 to be donated to the purchase of equipment required for St. Mary’s Cardiac Care Centre.
KW Hydro celebrates a month of “Red Day Fridays”
In conjunction with their celebration of Red Day 2017, KW Hydro staff decided to direct the proceeds of their weekly “Dress Down Days” – and then opted to take things further! Extending the charitable giving window for St. Mary’s to a full month of “Fridays”, throughout the month of June KW Hydro employees donated a total of $1,092.05! Sincere thanks to this energetic group of community supporters!
Manulife Bank Advisors Golf Tournament
Manulife Bank Central RVP Patrick Gill presents a cheque to Amy Dean of St. Mary’s General Hospital Foundation
The sun was shining on May 16th as the annual Manulife Bank Advisor Golf Tournament was held at Whistle Bear golf course.
For the sixth year in a row, proceeds from this tournament have been directed to support St. Mary’s General Hospital Foundation, specifically supporting the St. Mary’s Regional Cardiac Care Centre.
Sincere thanks to the generosity of the Manulife Bank Advisors for their 2017 contribution of $6370.00
St. Mary’s General Hospital Volunteer Association supports patient care.
Thank you to the St. Mary’s General Hospital Volunteer Association for your generous donation of $180,000 in support of patient care at St. Mary’s. We appreciate the hard work and dedication of your team!
Kitchener Waterloo Poppy Fund
Special thanks to our friends at the Kitchener Waterloo Poppy Fund for their
generous investment in the Heart Rhythm Program at St. Mary’s.
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 234 – Guelph
Thank you to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 234 out of Guelph for their generous donation in support of Cardiac Care at St. Mary’s. Proceeds from their Poppy Fund have been directed to the Heart Rhythm Program.
Thank you Branch 234 for investing in the health of your community and in the health of your comrades.
KW CPS Supports Cardiac Care at St. Mary’s
Sincere thanks to the staff of KW CPS, located in The Boardwalk Medical Centre.
Not only do you provide Cardio Pulmonary Services to the region, your staff are enthusiastic supporters and AND fundraisers for St. Mary’s Cardiac Care Centre!
Through a Heart Month office raffle, the team at CPS raised over $530.00
Remembering a “Special Chick”
Thank you to the friends and family who gathered on Saturday January 7, 2017 for the fundraising event “A Special Way to Remember a Special Chick”, celebrating the life of Ange in a way that reflected her uniqueness.
Funds raised from this event will be used to purchase sleeper chairs which will provide comfort and rest for family members of ICU patients at St. Mary’s Hospital.
The Royal Canadian Legion – Ladies Auxiliaries Charitable Foundation supports the ICU
Thank you To the Royal Canadian Legion – Ladies Auxiliaries Charitable Foundation for your generous donation towards an ICU Care Bed at St. Mary’s.
Trios College shows their Heart!
The students and staff of Trios College have serious heart for their community!
Through fun activities in celebration of Heart Month – a 50/50 Draw, Bake Sale, Dress-Down Day and Guess The Candies Contest – they raised over $900 in support of St. Mary’s Cardiac Care Centre.
Incredible support from an inspiring group!
May Court Club
Thank you to the May Court Club of Kitchener-Waterloo for your continued support of cardiac care in our community through your annual Christmas Dreams fundraiser. This year $10,000 was raised in support of St. Mary’s. Event proceeds also supported the Children’s Wish Foundation, the Child Witness Centre, and May Court Club Projects.
Grand River Masonic Lodge
Thank you to the members of the Grand River Masonic Lodge for their generous donation of $10,000 to St. Mary’s. Funds have been directed towards the purchase of two new pain pumps which will be used to help palliative patients with pain management during end of life care.
RTO Golf Tournament
A special thank you to the RTO Golf Tournament as they celebrate their 20th anniversary of supporting healthcare in our community.
In September 2016, the tournament, along with the support of their title sponsor Johnson Insurance, raised $11,500 for the Regional Cardiac Care Center here at St. Mary’s.
Thank you to the organizers, volunteers, participants, and sponsors who made this year such a success.
2016 Manulife LPGA Classic raises $447,567
The 2016 Manulife LPGA Classic raised a record breaking $447,567 in support of St. Mary’s General Hospital. Total contributions now surpassing $1.6 million through various initiatives related to this event over the past five years.
We are honored to, once again, join Manulife Classic and Sports Properties International as the official charity partner of the Manulife LPGA Classic for the 5th consecutive year. Their continued support ensures that our friends , neighbours and loved ones have access to the quality health care they need and deserve, close to home.
We are truly grateful for heir investment in the health of our community.
Jeans n Scrubs
Sincere thanks to the generous contributors, organizers and attendees of the 2016 Jeans n Scrubs event! Carol Parsons, organizing committee Chair stopped by this week to present St. Mary’s General Hospital Foundation with a cheque for $37,000.
Zonta Club of Kitchener-Waterloo
Joanne Stewart of Zonta KW presents proceeds from their 2015 Betty Thompson Classic to Kate McCrae & Susan Dusick of the St. Mary’s Foundation. These donated funds supported the purchase of a new Bone Densitometer for Bone density screening. Thank you Zonta KW and tournament participants for investing in women’s health!
Funds generously donated by Just Energy were directed to the purchase of new walkers for our Inpatient Cardiac and General Surgical department. These unique walkers incorporate extendable handles, which means patients don’t need to bend down while going for their therapeutic walks. Thank you!
Mark Livingstone Memorial Tournament
Jill Livingstone and Ryder present proceeds from the Mark Livingstone Memorial Tournament (tribute to Dan Draves) to Tamara Niesen, Development Manager at St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation. Thank you to all who supported this event and for generously supporting St. Mary’s Regional Cardiac Care Centre!
Kitchener Oktoberfest Lions Club
George Patton, Sandy Bunsch, and Vaughn Braby of the Kitchener Oktoberfest Lions Club present Tamara Niesen of St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation with proceeds from the Oktoberfest Lions Club Oktoberfest Tent.
Hearts 4 All: Shawn Fuller, Brent Thornton, and Mike Civak
Shawn Fuller, Brent Thornton, and Mike Civak present Tamara Niesen with proceeds from their Healthy Hearts 4 All event held on Valentine’s Day. Thank you to everyone who came out to support this fantastic event!
KW Poppy Fund
Thank you to the KW Poppy Fund for presenting St. Mary’s with a $15,000 donation towards Cardiac Equipment and the Arrhythmia Program at the Poppy Funds Annual Awards Night.
Kitchener-Conestoga Rotary Club
The Kitchener-Conestoga Rotary Club presents St. Mary’s General Hospital Foundation, Grand River Hospital Foundation and Strong Start to Learning with proceeds from their sold out Dream Home Lottery sales! Thank you Kitchener-Conestoga Rotary Club for your continued investment in the health of our community!
May Court Club of Kitchener-Waterloo
Betty Lou Borho, President of the May Court Club of Kitchener-Waterloo presents a cheque to St. Mary’s General Hospital Foundation’s Development Manager, Tamara Niesen and Vice President, Susan Dusick. St. Mary’s General Hospital Foundation is one of the charity partners for the May Court Club of Kitchener-Waterloo’s Annual Christmas Dreams. Thank you for your support!
Greek Ladies Philoptochos Society
Thank you to the Greek Ladies Philoptochos Society for their donation of proceeds from their annual bake sale! Funds will be directed to support Cardiac Surgery at St. Mary’s. Pictured here (left to right) are Maria Menounos, President of the GLPS, Peter Sweeney, Foundation President and Gina Deligianis, Tresurer of the GLPS.
Larry Kelly and his helpers Madison, Joe Woodhouse, and Sebastian Skuza
Special thanks to Larry Kelly and his helpers Madison, Joe Woodhouse, and Sebastian Skuza who delivered a mountain of toys to St. Mary’s Hospital Sexual Assault Domestic Violence program, part of the Family Violence program at Carizon Family & Community services. Larry and his generous partners will help bring smiles all year long to the children & families served by this amazing program.
UPI Energy and the Retired Teachers Association of Ontario
Thank you to UPI Energy and the Retired Teachers Association of Ontario – District 11 for donating $12,000 in proceeds from their annual Golf Tournament.
Jean’s ‘n Scrubs
Thank you to the Jean’s ‘n Scrubs organizing committee who presented St. Mary’s General Hospital Foundation, Grand River Hospital Foundation and Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation with a cheque for $189,000.00 from their fundraiser in May.
Zonta Kitchener- Waterloo
Foundation Vice President, Susan Dusick, is presented with a cheque from Zonta Kitchener- Waterloo. The proceeds from the Betty Thompson Ladies Classic Golf Tournament have been directed towards the purchase of a new CT Scanner at St. Mary’s. Thank you to the Zonta Club of Kitchener-Waterloo for their continued investment in the health of our community.
Manulife Financial LPGA Classic winner Hee Young Park
Peter Sweeney, Foundation President, presents 2013 Manulife Financial LPGA Classic winner Hee Young Park with a red watch courtesy of Knar Jewellery. Congratulations Hee Young Park on your success! And thank you to Knar Jewellery for your continued support!
Manulife Financial and Knar Jewellery
Foundation President, Peter Sweeney (left) and Hospital President, Don Shilton (right) present Mary Ann Harrison, Manulife Financial’s Senior Executive Vice President and General Manager, Canadian Division with a red watch on Red Day at the LPGA courtesy of Knar Jewellery. Thank you to Manulife Financial and Knar Jewellery for their ongoing support.
Geoffrey Lago and Amanda Hodgson from Spanner
Geoffrey Lago and Amanda Hodgson from Spanner present Hospital President, Don Shilton, with a cheque for a protion of their Golf Ware sales. Thank you to Spanner for their continued support of St. Mary’s General Hospital Foundation.
Jeff Buzbuzian, owner of Knar Jewellery
During Heart Month, Knar Jewellery ran a Heart Awareness raffle in support of St. Mary’s General Hospital Foundation. Jeff Buzbuzian, owner of Knar Jewellery visits St. Mary’s General Hospital to present proceeds from the raffle to Lisa Short of the Foundation, and meet the winner of a beautiful Frederique Constant “Open Heart” watch. Cardiac Nurse Jennifer Glass was the lucky winner of this beautiful watch. Thank you Knar!
BMO and the 4th Annual Tri-City Foundation Fundraiser
The 4th Annual Tri-City Foundation Fundraiser supporting the Foundations of St. Marys General Hospital, Cambridge Memorial Hospital and Grand River Hospital was a resounding success, raising over $50,000. Thank you BMO for hosting this informative and entertaining evening. Thank you for your continued commitment to the health care of this community.
Staff and customers at Capri Salon
Thank you to the staff and customers at Capri for your continued support of St. Mary’s Cardiac Care Centre. Diana Coupal & Monika McKinley of Capri Salon present a cheque to St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation Vice President, Susan Dusick in March 2013.
Jane Black and her team at RBC Royal Bank, Greater Waterloo
Thank you to Jane Black and her team at RBC Royal Bank, Greater Waterloo for their donation of teddy bears to the Sexual Assault Domestic Violence Unit (SADV) at St. Mary’s General Hospital. These fury friends will find good homes supporting program clients. Accepting the teddy bears on behalf of the hospital are Lynne Legge and Sue Gallagher from the SADV unit and Susan Dusick, Vice President, St. Mary’s General Hospital Foundation.
Central Ontario Chinese Cultural Centre
St. Mary’s General Hospital Foundation is proud to thank The Central Ontario Chinese Cultural Centre for their commitment to caring for our community.Their generous support of St. Mary’s General Hospital extends beyond their financial contributions, and is a core value of their members. For over 30 years the COCCC has been enriching and caring for our community. Their fundraising efforts have supported our Regional Cardiac Care Centre.
Spin12 co-chairs Blaire Gateman and Rich Donelle present a cheque for $50,000 to St. Mary’s General Hospital President Don Shilton, St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation President Peter Sweeney, and Tamara Niesen, Development Manager at St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation. Thank you to all who participated and supported Spin12 that took place on February 9th, 2013 at the Waterloo Memorial Recreation Centre.
Shoppers Drug Mart, Forest Glen Shopping Centre staff and customers
Thank you to Shoppers Drug Mart, Forest Glen Shopping Centre staff and customers for your generous donation to St. Mary’s General Hospital Foundation in support of Women’s Health and the Tree of Life Campaign. Susan Dusick, Vice President of St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation accepts a cheque from the staff at Forest Glen Shopping Centre.
Vietnamese Tennis Club
Thank you to the Vietnamese Tennis Club for their generous and continued support of the St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation.