SHOUT OUT to Leigh Costello and Jill Clark for organizing an Online Auction raising $1450 for our Health Care Heroes Campaign! Leigh expressed her “thanks from all of us to the healthcare heroes at PRH”.
PRHF Healthcare Heroes campaign was launched to showcase tremendous community support like this, for our frontline and essential workers. From June 1 – June 30, you can donate to the purchase of nearly 1000 special Healthcare Hero pins which will be presented to EVERY staff / physician at PRH along with a card of thanks. Any surplus funds will be directed to the highest priority needs of your Regional Hospital.
Make a donation here: http://bit.ly/2ZEcMLa
For information on hosting your own community fundraiser please call the PRHF office at 613-732-2811 x6129
Organizer, Leigh Costello made special mention of thanks “to all the local small businesses who donated and to everyone who participated in the auction”. PRHF would like to echo her sentiment with sincere gratitude to our community for their continued support.
The third annual Connect to Care Radio Telethon raised $60 101, surpassing our event`s goal, and bringing cutting edge health care to local families. Hosted by the Pembroke Mall, the radio telethon supports the Cutting Edge Campaign to upgrade the circa 1950’s surgical and orthopaedic units at the Pembroke Regional Hospital.
It was truly a display of amazing community participation in support of your Pembroke Regional Hospital. We so appreciate the commitment, enthusiasm and generosity of our media partners, sponsors, donors and volunteers.
The estimated price of this renovation is $11.5 million. Almost 90% of the cost is funded through the Ministry of Health, leaving 10% plus equipment and furnishing costs outstanding – $2.5 million, which must be funded ourselves. With enormous support from local families and businesses through the Cutting Edge Campaign, we have secured 95% of the $2.5 million campaign goal.
Donations towards the Cutting Edge Campaign are welcome at any time and can be made by contacting the Foundation Office at 613-732-2811 ext. 7408 or at www.prhfoundation.com
For further information contact:
Roger Martin, Executive Director,
Pembroke Regional Hospital Foundation
613-732-2811 x 6223
February 19th, four days before his 100th birthday, Verner Stresman accompanied his fellow Pembroke-Petawawa Lions Club members to make their third annual $5,000 gift to the Pembroke Regional Hospital Foundation, concluding their $15,000 pledge to the Cutting Edge Campaign.
To date, the Lions have invested almost $47,000 to expand health care services at the Pembroke Regional Hospital.
As one of the longest-standing members of the club, Mr. Stresman spoke of the group’s mission: “At our core, the Lions Club believes in serving its community.”
Joining the presentation, Lions Club President, Mike Potvin said, “The events and activities that we run, like bingo and trivia, are opportunities for people to get together and take part in their community, while shaping the future for the better.”
The $2.5 million Cutting Edge Campaign supports the modernization of the surgical floor and equipment purchases for the orthopaedic program.
In the past year alone, nearly 6,500 surgeries were performed at the Pembroke Regional Hospital – surgeries such as diagnostic procedures (for example, endoscopies), trauma or hernia repairs, joint replacements, and cancer surgeries, to name a few.
Receiving the gift was PRHF Executive Director, Roger Martin, who thanked the club for their dedicated generosity. “The Pembroke-Petawawa Lions Club is helping to change lives for the better. This gift will help enable local families to benefit from modern inpatient space on our surgical floor at the Pembroke Regional Hospital.”
With only $165,000 left to raise of the $2.5 million campaign goal, donations towards the Cutting Edge Campaign are welcome at any time by contacting the Foundation office at (613) 732-2811 extension 7408 or by visiting www.prhfoundation.com.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT: Roger Martin, Executive Director, PRH Foundation (613) 732-2811, extension 6223 / [email protected]
(Garrison Petawawa) For the fourteenth year, community leaders, hospital staff, doctors, businesses and philanthropists gathered for the Black & White Gala at the Normandy Officers’ Mess, at Garrison Petawawa, to celebrate local health care achievements made at the Pembroke Regional Hospital.
Amid the October 19 celebration, local families – Milton and Leona Borenstein and Norm and Mary Jane Carroll – each made a surprise donation to close out the night.
Over 240 guests who attended the gala roared and cheered at the announcement made by Laura Carroll, Chairwoman of the Gala: “Each of these donors has had a somewhat recent experience at the hospital with loved ones. After the exceptional level of care that they received from our doctors, nurses and hospital staff, they felt there couldn’t possibly be a better investment than in our local health care. So, thank you to Milton and Leona Borenstein and Norm and Mary Jane Carroll for your last minute donations of $10,000, and thank you to our local medical community for being the reason why!”
Just two years prior, at the 2017 Gala, the Pembroke Regional Hospital Foundation launched the Cutting Edge Campaign to fund upgrades to the PRH inpatient surgical floor and equipment purchases for the Regional Orthopaedic Program.
At the recent gala’s address, PRH President and CEO, Pierre Noel spoke of the achievements made for the Cutting Edge Campaign: “thanks to everyone in this room, we have reached a milestone for our Cutting Edge Campaign: we only have $250,000 remaining from our initial $2.5 million goal.”
Along with the night’s key addresses from Ms. Carroll and Mr. Noel, were many honourable figures – including Governor General, Julie Payette, who had written a letter: “Since the first Black & White Gala took place in 2006, the Pembroke Regional Hospital Foundation has raised much needed funds to ensure local access to the highest quality health care in the region.”
“Heartfelt thanks to the attendees and supporters of tonight’s gala. Your generosity has a tremendous impact on your community, ensuring continued excellence in the programs and services of the hospital, for the benefit of patients and their families,” continued Ms. Payette in her letter.
Surrounded by fragrant floral bouquets, guests enjoyed a delectable four-course meal catered by Ullrich’s and an exciting live auction, delivered by Brandon Beaulieu, The Real Estate Guy.
Among the items and packages for auction: a kids birthday party hosted at the Pembroke Fire Hall; a mountain helicopter adventure in British Columbia with partial air fare from Jamieson Travel; winter and summer weekend getaways at Mont Ste Marie, from Griff Slaughter, Your Car Guy, Monte Ste Marie, and Golf Lac Ste Marie; a 14Kt white gold, diamond encrusted tennis bracelet, from Star-Set Jewellers; a private Christmas party hosted at Wilkies Fresh Baked Bread, decorated by Crazy Beautiful Décor and coordinated by Forevermore; a package of 20 pre-paid date night items donated by generous Pembroke businesses; and a Taste of the Valley tour at L’Ancienne Banque, O’Kenny Craft Spirits, Square Timber Brewing Company, and Whitewater Brewing Company, with limo service by Normandeau’s Car Care.
“We are grateful to everyone here tonight, the sponsors of the evening and the volunteer committee who organized this incredible event,” remarked Roger Martin, PRHF Executive Director.
“Together, we raised over $180,000 and smashed the record total raised for the Black & White Gala,” continued Mr. Martin.
Among the major sponsors of the Gala, BMO Financial Group, Frank Carroll Financial, EGM Insurance and the PRH Department of Diagnostics Imaging stepped up to contribute over $50,000 between the four groups. Nearly $10,000 in the event’s spectacular décor was donated by Parvati & Athena Events.
Concluding her evening remarks, Ms. Carroll directed her gratitude to the audience: “whether your donation has been financial, in Kind, or your personal time – each and every one of you has embraced the responsibility of taking care of one another. We are so fortunate to be among the great champions of our community here tonight, so thank you.”
EGM Insurance recently made a $10,000 Gift of Humanity towards the Pembroke Regional Hospital Foundation’s annual Black and White Gala. Proceeds from the black-tie event will help to strengthen surgical care and orthopaedic advancements in the region.
“We are in the business of helping people ensure that the futures of their loved ones and what’s important to them are safe and secure,” said Dan Laverdure, General Manager at EGM.
“Contributing to the Hospital Gala is an important way EGM invests in the futures of the families in our communities,” Mr. Laverdure continued.
“The EGM Team has been dedicated supporters of the yearly Gala since its inaugural event as attendees, sponsors and volunteers to help set up for the night,” commented Roger Martin, PRHF Executive Director.
Remarking on the sold-out Gala, PRHF Board Chair, Lisa Edmonds, said, “the Black and White Gala is a remarkable demonstration of the shared commitment to regional health care, by the contributors and attendees of the event.”
“I am grateful and proud of the continued community support for this annual philanthropic event,” said Ms. Edmonds.
EGM Insurance’s Gift of Humanity will help support improvements to the Surgical Floor and equipment purchases for the Orthopaedic Program at the Pembroke Regional Hospital.
Bank of Montreal (BMO) recently pledged a $10,000 Gift of Humanity towards the Pembroke Regional Hospital Foundation’s annual Black and White Gala. The contribution will support surgical care and orthopaedic advancements in Renfrew County.
Now in its 14th year, the annual black tie event, which takes place Saturday, October 19th, has raised over $1.24 million to-date to help advance local health care services at the Pembroke Regional Hospital.
“The communities that we serve are the foundation of our success,” said Andrea McGuinness, BMO Pembroke Branch Manager. “Supporting local health care through the Black and White Gala is an important way for us to invest in our communities to foster their economic health.”
BMO has contributed to advancements at the Pembroke Regional Hospital for over eighteen years.
PRHF Board Chair, Lisa Edmonds, remarked on the impact that BMO has made at the Pembroke Regional Hospital: “BMO is a dedicated ally for helping to bring health care excellence to our Hospital and to the families of Renfrew County.”
BMO’s support enabled the purchase of a new CT in 2002, the Hospital’s building expansion in 2004, purchase of the Regional MRI and now, the recent Gift of Humanity will help support improvements to the Surgical Floor and equipment purchases for the Orthopaedic Program at the Pembroke Regional Hospital.
The sold-out Gala will take place at the Normandy Officer’s Mess at Garrison Petawawa. Nearly 230 attendees can expect to enjoy a delicious 4-course meal, catered by Ullrich’s, followed by a splendid evening of dancing to live music.
Donations to the Black and White Gala are welcome any time by contacting the PRHF office online or by phone: 613-732-2811 x7408
Pembroke – Pembroke Regional Hospital Foundation announced that BMO Financial Group contributed a $10,000 Gift of Humanity towards the Foundation’s annual Black and White Gala. The contribution will support surgical care and orthopaedic advancements in Renfrew County.
Now in its 13th year, the annual black tie event, which took place on Saturday, October 13th, has raised over $1.24 million to-date to help advance local health care services at the Pembroke Regional Hospital.
PRHF Board Chair, Lisa Edmonds, spoke of the impact that BMO has made at the Hospital: “BMO’s role in the improvement of our Regional Hospital has been tremendous. Their support over the years helped enable the purchase of a new CT in 2002, the Hospital’s building expansion in 2004, purchase of the Regional MRI and now they are investing in the Orthopaedic Program and in the improvement of our Surgical Floor.”
“Giving back to the communities that we work in and are a part of is an important priority for BMO,” said Layla Darwish, Vice President of Business Banking at BMO Bank of Montreal. “Supporting the Black and White Gala will help the Pembroke Regional Hospital continue delivering quality health care services to the families of Renfrew County for years to come.”
BMO has been supporting the Pembroke Regional Hospital Foundation for over seventeen years.
The sold-out Starlit Night-themed Gala was held at the Normandy Officer’s Mess at Garrison Petawawa. Over 225 attendees enjoyed a delicious 4-course meal, catered by Ullrich’s, followed by a splendid evening of dancing to live music.
Donations to the Pembroke Regional Hospital Foundation are welcome any time online or call 613-732-2811 x7408
(Pembroke) Ensuring local families’ well-being comes naturally for EGM Insurance. The local business recently donated $10,000 towards the Pembroke Regional Hospital Foundation Black and White Gala, which took place on Saturday, October 13th at the Normandy Officer’s Mess at Garrison Petawawa.
Over the 75 years of providing insurance and financial services, the EGM Team of insurance brokers has built a strong reputation for giving back to their community. “Through attendance of the Gala and volunteering their time to help set up for the night, the EGM team has been dedicated supporters of our annual Gala, since it began over a decade ago,” remarked Nancy Warren, PRHF Executive Director.
“EGM Insurance’s continued commitment to our Regional Hospital affirms their devotion towards enhancing and supporting our local communities,” Ms. Warren continued.
Commenting on their tradition of giving, Lisa Edmonds, CEO of EGM Insurance, said, “A core belief that drives the whole EGM team to give back is that giving back makes our community a better place for families to raise their kids, for businesses to thrive, and for our elderly to retire with comfort and dignity. Our EGM family firmly believes that we all benefit from supporting local access to medical services and treatments like MRI, cancer treatments, dialysis, and orthopaedics.”
EGM Insurance was among 6 philanthropic community businesses and organizations to make $10,000 Gifts of Humanity towards the black tie affair. With sponsorships, ticket sales and proceeds from the Starlit Night raffle, the Gala netted nearly $140,000 – a Gala record, since its inaugural event 13 years ago.
(Pembroke) A recent $5,000 donation from the Royal Canadian Legion Pembroke branch 72 will go towards the Pembroke Regional Hospital Foundation’s Cutting Edge Campaign to advance surgical/orthopaedic care in our Region.
The Royal Canadian Legion hosts many fundraising events throughout the year, including the annual Poppy Drive. Funds raised go towards grants and bursaries, supplying specialized articles (such as wheelchairs and artificial limbs) to individuals, equipment for hospitals (otherwise not covered in their budget), and many more services to veterans and their families and to the community.
“Through the dedication of our volunteer Legion members and community support we are proud to contribute to the Cutting Edge Campaign,” said Pembroke Legion President, Stan Halliday.
“We are thankful for the continued generosity of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 72,” said PRHF Executive Director, Nancy Warren.
“Since 2002, the Royal Canadian Legion Pembroke branch has invested in the building expansion, the Dialysis Unit, the Regional MRI and, with this recent donation, they will be supporting local access to orthopaedic care at our Regional Hospital,” continued Mrs. Warren.