On Sunday, September 9, Providence Healthcare hosted the first ever Grandparents’ Day Run, Walk & Roll. Over 125 participants took part in a 1K, 5K and 10K in honour or in memory of grandparents and grandchildren everywhere.
Ellen likes her bed! A 92-year-old mother of five, grandmother of nine and great grandmother to an increasing brood of little ones, Ellen is one of the 288 residents who live in our long-term care home – Cardinal Ambrozic Houses of Providence.
In honour of Mother’s Day, we searched through our bank of 2018 stories to find the most inspiring, loving story about motherhood that we could share with you. Even if you’ve never been a new parent, imagine being the mother of a four-day-old perfect baby. You are just home from the hospital and you are focusing on adapting to being a parent to this little bundle of joy. You are a little scared, but also over-the-moon in love and coping pretty well. All of a sudden, you have a blinding headache. You can’t move your arm. You can’t speak. You don’t know what’s happening.
2017 was the year of the rooster… and we can’t stop crowing about all the amazing moments that have left a lasting impression on us. Reflecting back on last year, our small team at Providence Healthcare Foundation were able to pull off many BIG things. It was our 30th anniversary this year… we had to make the year really special.
As a 31-year old mother of two young boys, Kimberly Tamar had gone through a difficult couple of months. In February of 2017, she decided to take a trip to Trinidad with some of her closest friends and family, in hopes of reconnecting with those she loved and hadn’t seen in a while. She was looking for a fresh start.
On Monday, September 18, we celebrated a milestone achievement in the Hope Starts Here campaign, with the Official Campaign Public Launch and symbolic Knowledge Centre Groundbreaking ceremony.
George Macri is a long time donor, volunteer, and friend of Providence Healthcare Foundation. This month, he stopped by to see his philanthropy in action and graciously sat down with the Foundation staff for a quick chat about his involvement with Providence and why he is such an engaged supporter. Here is what our friend George had to say.
On Tuesday, April 4, Manolo Bayani, Hospital Accounts Specialist of Sanofi Canada, stopped by Providence Healthcare to deliver a $15,000 cheque in support of the Hope Starts Here Campaign. Sanofi’s generous contribution will fund the 2017 Sanofi Education Awards.
On Thursday, February 2, Providence Healthcare and Sun Life Financial Canada co-hosted the first Hope Starts Here Presidents’ Roundtable Breakfast. It was a huge success, as many leaders in the pharmaceutical industry came together to discuss the latest in digital health and innovation.
On Saturday, October 15th, the 19th annual O’Reilly Bonspiel for Providence raised over $11,000 (net) for Providence Healthcare! The ‘Bonspiel’ could not have achieved such great success without the assistance and thoughtful contributions of friends and family who gave so generously.
When we hosted the inaugural Providence Golf Classic in 1993, spearheaded by the late Gus Arrigo, along with his pals Dusty Miklas and Bill Cooke, the goal was simple, yet a stretch: raise $500,000 in five years to help support the capital campaign to build the Houses of Providence.
Providence Healthcare has received a $1 million donation from the Archdiocese of Toronto to support the revitalization of its palliative care program, providing loving and supportive outreach to patients at the end of their lives.
What a celebration! Hope truly does start with you. We marked a very special milestone together on April 1, 2015 – the official start of our Palliative Care project. Many of you were with us last night as we gathered together with the shared purpose of celebrating an incredible “Providence Moment” - the ground-breaking on our new Palliative Care Revitalization project, funded through the Hope Starts Here campaign.