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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.

During any given fundraiser you may see one, if not all of the Jourdey’s, lending a hand, doing what they can. Such is the case during the Foundation’s annual Radiothon on CKBW and Country 100.7. Emma, the eldest of the Joudrey children, a long-time fundraiser for the Foundation, loves Radiothon and over the years has been seen running pledges from the call-in room to the on-air desk for ten grueling hours. Her brother, Alex, is also a runner and does so with as much gusto has his sister. Their mom, Lisa hosts an in-hospital fundraiser while their dad, Avan, who is a chef by trade, donates one of his legendary, homemade cheesecakes that looks so scrumptious it has bidders fighting over it.

And that’s just one fundraiser.

“Both South Shore Regional Hospital and Fishermen’s Memorial Hospital have helped our families throughout the years and that alone is reason to want to give back,” says Lisa. She and Avan’s desire to have their children and the rest of the community benefit from their legacy led them to contact the Foundation’s Managing Director, Arleen Stevens, about naming the Health Services Foundation of the South Shore in their will.

“Life is short,” explained Lisa. “Making a will and keeping it up to date has been very important for us. It puts you in control and removes any uncertainty for those left behind.”

After making the decision, Lisa and Avan sat down with both of their children and had a frank conversation around death and their wills. “It was very emotional but also educational and gratifying at the same time,” says Lisa. “They were both proud and supportive of the legacy we’ll be leaving to the community through the Health Services Foundation.”

Upcoming Events

Curl for a Cause 2018
Friday March 2, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fashion For Our Future 2018
Thursday April 26, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Fashion For Our Future is back and bigger than ever, being hosted for the first time by students at Park View Education Centre!

This event is in support of Radiothon 2018, which will bring a new ultrasound unit to South Shore Regional Hospital. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students and will be available at the Health Services Foundation office in South Shore Regional High School or at the door the night of the event.  

Concert For Health: JP Cormier & Dave Gunning
Saturday May 12, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Be entertained by the amazing talents of JP Cormier & Dave Gunning while supporting the construction of two MIS (Minimally Invasive Surgical Suites) at South Shore Regional Hospital.

Tickets $35 each, available only in advance. Click for more details.

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Phone: 902-543-8065 or Arleen at 902-543-4604 ext. 2542
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