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Annual Walk to Benefit the Journey Room

gordon bristolFor the past 15 years Gordon Bristol has put himself to the test for his birthday, walking from Bridgewater to Mahone Bay and back. Now as his 76th birthday approaches, Gordon has given himself a new challenge: raising funds through his walk for the Journey Room at South Shore Regional Hospital.

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The Joudreys:The New Germany Family That Does It All

Heidi Jirotka 140The Health Service Foundation of the South Shore is very fortunate to have many people in the community who are generous supporters, donors and volunteers. One New Germany family just so happens to be good at doing all three.

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Health Services Foundation to Fund MIS Suites at South Shore Regional Hospital

misThe Health Services Foundation of the South Shore will be purchasing a pair of Minimally Invasive Surgical Suites for South Shore Regional Hospital in Bridgewater.

The Board of the Health Services Foundation learned the Nova Scotia Health Authority gave the project the green light at its meeting on March 22nd. The MIS suites carry an estimated price tag of $1.4-million, which Foundation Board Chair Phil Bradfield notes is the largest financial commitment the charity has committed to.

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Local Culinary Students Serve Up International Fare & Generosity

foodtCulinary Arts students at NSCC’s Lunenburg Campus hope to tantalize taste buds and raise funds in support of South Shore Regional Hospital this spring.

The NSCC’s International Culinary Celebration, in support of the Health Services Foundation of the South Shore, will serve up sample size portions of cuisine from various regions of the world, including France, Morocco, Mexico and (of course!) the Maritimes.

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Curl for a Cause to Rock Physiotherapy Department at Fishermen’s Memorial Hospital

Heidi Jirotka 21As it heads into its 17th year, Curl for a Cause is showing no signs of slowing down.

The heritage bonspiel has been raising funds for various departments in Fishermen’s Memorial Hospital in Lunenburg since its inception at the turn of the century. Funds raised through this year’s event will go to purchasing new equipment for the hospital’s Physiotherapy Department, including a shockwave therapy machine which will allow Lunenburg County residents the opportunity to receive this treatment within their local public healthcare.

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Still Time To Give To Radiothon 2017

leahradioNot even Mother Nature could stop the generosity of the South Shore.

On February 14th, the Health Services Foundation of the South Shore, as well CKBW and Country 100.7 raise $100,566 towards upgrading essential surgical equipment in the Operating Room at South Shore Regional Hospital.

Managing Director Arleen Stevens says while they didn’t reach their goal, raising over $100,000 in a day is quite an accomplishment.

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Memorial Hockey Tournament of Fallen RCMP Officer to Benefit Journey Room

ShellyWynnThe Journey Room at South Shore Regional Hospital has been chosen as the benefactor of the 2nd annual Dave Wynn Memorial Classic.

It was two years ago in January RCMP Constable Dave Wynn was fatally shot while responding to a call in St. Albert, Alberta. Hearts simultaneously broke along the South Shore as Wynn had worked in Bridgewater as a paramedic for years.

As Wynn’s wife, Shelly, tried to decide where the funds raised during this year’s Memorial Classic should go, thinking of the passing of one of Dave’s close friends made her choice obvious.

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Radiothon Operating Room Tour Reveals Need for Equipment Upgrade

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It’s not every day you get to view the inside of the Operating Room at South Shore Regional Hospital, and if you do, you are usually not paying attention to the equipment surrounding you.

Ahead of Radiothon 2017, the O.R. department peeled back its curtains to show a fortunate few the pieces of equipment the Health Services Foundation of the South Shore has on its list to replace.

“We always try to spread around the money generously donated by the community to the different departments. This year we want to make an impact on the operating rooms,” says Arleen Stevens, Managing Director of the Health Services Foundation. “Certainly these pieces of equipment were on a priority list. We work with the Nova Scotia Health Authority Site Manager on that list and we buy the equipment that is seen as the biggest priority in this area.”

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Radiothon 2017’s Auction Going World Wide

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The Health Services Foundation of the South Shore is constantly looking for ways to grow and improve how you give to its annual Radiothon fundraiser. This year the Foundation is going high-tech with its popular Radiothon auction, taking it to the world wide web for Radiothon 2017!

“We are very excited this year about moving the auction to an online platform,” says Phil Bradfield, Chair of the Health Services Foundation’s Board. “Bidders will be able to see in real time how the auction is progressing and instantaneously respond on items they are interested in purchasing. This is a huge leap forward for us.”

Having the auction online will also allow excited bidders to place bids early. Instead of being a one day only event, Radiothon 2017’s auction will launch February 1st and run until 5pm on February 14th.

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Radiothon 2017 Brings With It "Change"

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We are officially one month away from Radiothon 2017! This year’s mission is to raise $175,000 to replace essential pieces of surgical equipment in the Operating Room in South Shore Regional Hospital.

It’s going to take donations of all sizes to achieve $175,000, which is why the Health Services Foundation of the South Shore is introducing a new way to give: the Radiothon Bucket Brigade! On February 3rd, fantastic volunteers will be hitting local hot spots, throughout Lunenburg County, seeking change with our buckets. Watch on social media and the Health Services Foundation’s website to find out where you can donate; your change will help us make a BIG change.

"We are thrilled to offer the community a new way to give with our first Radiothon Bucket Brigade," says Arleen Stevens, Managing Director of the Health Services Foundation of the South Shore. "Our goal is high this year so the Foundation is asking for even more community support. We are inviting people to come out, have fun, and make a difference in our biggest Radiothon yet."

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Upcoming Events

19th annual Hit it for Health Golf Tournament
Wednesday July 5, 12:00 PM -
Radiothon Bucket Brigade @ The Big Ex
Tuesday July 25 - All Day

Help us get a head start on Radiothon 2018 at the Big Ex!
Your spare change will help make a big change in local health care!
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