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May 2017

Berwick Residents Give to Hospital

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Photo Left to Right: Berwick on the Lake General Manager Wayne Melvin, Resident’s Council Secretary Neil Bourne, Treasurer Mike Balogh, Chair Johanna Bams, and the Foundation’s Brenda Rositano

Every week the Berwick on the Lake Residents’ Council organizes internal fundraisers in support of local charities that are dear to their hearts.

Recently they presented a cheque for $500 to Brenda Rositano of the Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation to help purchase equipment at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital.

What an amazing group!

Lions Show Support for Heart Health

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From left to right: Lions Club members Claire Clark, Leslie Smith and Foundation CEO Janice Perrino.

Throughout the year the Nanaimo Lions’ Club works diligently to help the communities we all live in. Today, Lions Club members, Leslie Smith and Claire Clark, delivered $500 to support the Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation’s Healthy Hearts campaign to purchase cardiac equipment for Nanaimo Regional General Hospital.

Royal Canadian Legion #10 Gives to Foundation

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Foundation CEO Janice Perrino and Royal Canadian Legion Branch #10 officer Roy Robertson

The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #10 focuses their charitable efforts on the needs of veterans in our community and last night, on behalf of the Legion, Roy Robertson presented Janice Perrino with a cheque for $2,000 to be used for the purchase of cardiac equipment at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital.

Since 2001 Branch #10 has contributed nearly $20,000 to help buy medical equipment that helps veterans receive quality healthcare

Parksville Qualicum Beach Elks Give to NRGH and Oceanside Health Centre

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Photo, from left to right: Norm Woodcock, Chair Finance Committee, Lynn Heid, Leading Knight, Tony Small, Exalted Ruler, Janice Perrino, Foundation CEO & Joe Phillips, Squire

The Parksville Qualicum Beach Elks Club #589 fundraises throughout the year to support healthcare initiatives on Central Island. This hard working group focuses their attention on building and strengthening the communities they live in while providing assistance to children and families in need.

The group recently delivered two gifts of $500 each to Janice Perrino, CEO of the Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation, for the purchase of of medical equipment at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (NRGH) and at the Oceanside Health Centre in Parksville.

Since 1912, the Elks of Canada have given countless volunteers hours to promoting and serving community needs across Canada. With over 250 Lodges and 11,000 members the Elks continue growing and helping wherever needed.

The Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation gives over $2.2 Million to healthcare

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From left to right: Island Health Chair Don Hubbard, Foundation Board Chair Greg Scott, NRGH Site Director Marci Ekland and Foundation CEO Janice Perrino

At a recent donor appreciation evening in Qualicum Beach, the Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation’s CEO Janice Perrino and Board Chair Greg Scott presented a cheque for more than $2.2 million dollars to Marci Ekland NRGH Site Director and Island Health’s Board Chair Don Hubbard.

“It is important for our donors to see where their donations are going and for us to present a cheque like this is a true testament to the generosity of our communities when it comes to supporting their Nanaimo Regional General Hospital,” said Janice Perrino.

The multi-million dollar dispersal from the Hospital Foundation was used for the purchase of medical equipment and patient comforts and is over and above the close to $80,000 the Hospital Foundation provided for staff education to health care providers.

The Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation is kicking off their Spring ‘Healthy Hearts’ campaign to raise another $350,000 to purchase items for the Cardiac Department as well as other urgently needed equipment.