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THE BROCKVILLE AND DISTRICT HOSPITAL FOUNDATION RAISES OVER $164,866 FOR EYE CARE AT BROCKVILLE GENERAL HOSPITAL THROUGH THEIR ANNUAL APPEAL

December 24, 2020: The Brockville and District Hospital Foundation is pleased to announce that over $164,866 has been raised for new YAG laser eye surgery equipment for Brockville General Hospital (BGH) through this year’s Annual Appeal fundraiser campaign.

“This new laser system is a vital tool in the prevention of vision loss from various eye disorders,” shared Dr. Sam Stevens, an Ophthalmologist who practices at BGH. “It will be primarily used in the management of glaucoma and conditions related to cataract surgery at our hospital. Both affect a large and increasing segment of our population.”

To maintain the safe, quality care provided at BGH, the new laser equipment will replace an older model, which is facing the end of its recommended lifespan.  

“From the time of the Annual Appeal kick-off, on November 2nd, we have been humbled by the overwhelming generosity of the community”, stated Joan Simon, the BDHF’s Executive Director. “The Foundation is constantly amazed at the giving community in which we live in.”

This year’s Annual Appeal raised over $164,866.

“Thousands of people in our community will benefit from your generous donations to our Hospital – thank you,” said Stevens.

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THE BROCKVILLE AND DISTRICT HOSPITAL FOUNDATION’S ANNUAL APPEAL GETS A $5,000 DONATION KICK START FROM

Thursday November 5, 2020: Local Brockville residents Terry and Claudia Seed (right) are pictured above presenting Joan Simon (left), Executive Director to the Brockville and District Hospital Foundation with a $5,000 cheque for the 2020 Annual Appeal.

When Terry and Claudia Seed were asked why they chose to donate to the Annual Appeal, their answer was a resounding, “Why not?” They also added that they have lived in Brockville since 1991 having moved from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec and they wanted to give back in support of Brockville General Hospital for the services that they use.

This year, the Foundation’s goal is to raise $140,000 to purchase a new Yttrium Aluminum Garnet (YAG) laser for Brockville General Hospital’s Ophthalmology Department. A YAG laser is used to provide treatments for a variety of eye diseases, such as glaucoma and cataracts.

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The Brockville and District Hospital Foundation Launches its Annual Appeal in support of Brockville General Hospital

Monday, November 2nd, 2020: The Brockville and District Hospital Foundation (BDHF) have announced that this year’s Annual Appeal will be raising $140,000 to purchase a new Yttrium Aluminum Garnet (YAG) laser for BGH’s Ophthalmology Department. A YAG laser is used to provide treatments for a variety of eye diseases, such as glaucoma and cataracts.

Annual Appeal Letters were mailed out to supporters of the hospital on Friday, October 30th in time for the Foundation’s Annual Appeal Kick-off on November 2nd. Donations can also be made by calling the Foundation’s direct line at (613) 345-4478, or by visiting the Foundation’s website at www.bdhfoundation.com.

The BDHF’s Executive Director, Joan Simon, noted, “The Foundation is very fortunate that this community has always been generous in its support to Brockville General Hospital, and I am certain that the community will be on board with donating to purchase new eye surgery equipment. Eyesight health is a great concern for many, and keeping this service close to home is an important factor as well.”

The Annual Appeal campaign runs until December 24th, 2020.

PHOTO CAPTION: Pictured (l-r): Joan Simon, Executive Director of the Brockville and District Hospital Foundation, and Marilies Retting, Board Chair of the Brockville and District Hospital Foundation check over the Annual Appeal Letters before they are mailed out.

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THE BROCKVILLE AND DISTRICT HOSPITAL FOUNDATION OFFICE MOVES INTO THE BROCKVILLE GENERAL HOSPITAL’S NEW DONALD B. GREEN TOWER



On Wednesday, October 21, 2020 the Brockville and District Hospital Foundation team moved into its new office space, located in Brockville General Hospital’s new Donald B. Green Tower.

For over 6-years, the Foundation Office was located in Brockville General Hospital’s main lobby across from the Volunteer Association’s Gift Shop. The Foundation’s new office offers a more modern design with an open work plan with private offices and floor to ceiling windows.

Joan Simon Executive Director noted, “The location of the Foundation’s new office provides easier access for donors as we are now just off of the Information Desk just inside the new main lobby. Once COVID settles down, we look forward to seeing our donors, supporters and friends.”

PHOTO CAPTION: The Foundation Team is on the move to their new office space in Brockville General Hospital’s new Donald B. Green Tower.

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THE GREEN FAMILY GATHER AT THE NAMING AND DEDICATION UNVEILING CEREMONY OF BROCKVILLE GENERAL HOSPITAL’S NEW PATIENT TOWER

On September 29, 2016, the Brockville community lost a cherished friend, Donald (Baillie) Green. Don Green’s smile was contagious and legendary, as was his generosity. His philanthropy lives on as the Don & Shirley Green Family Charitable Foundation recently announced a $2 million gift in support of the Brockville General Hospital’s Phase II Redevelopment Project.

When asked why their family foundation made this recent donation Debbie O’Brien, the Green’s eldest daughter and President of their Foundation responded, “This community has always been home to my Mom and Dad. To be able to make this donation is providing a legacy for our Dad that demonstrates the commitment to our community, and to the Brockville General Hospital. It is wonderful that my Mom gets to see this happen as this is a proud moment for our family as we honour our Dad in this way.”

The BDHF is humbled by this $2 million dollar legacy gift in support of Brockville General Hospital made by the Don & Shirley Green Family Charitable Foundation. The philanthropy and generosity shown by Don & Shirley Green and their foundation, is well-known and has touched the lives of many, both locally and globally.

Joan Simon noted, “Don Green’s generosity, and ongoing support will be acknowledged by naming the tower the Donald B. Green Tower and it will be fitting recognition for he and his family.”

PHOTO CAPTION: Pictured at the Sept 29th Dedication are Don’s son, Donald Green, daughter Debbie O’Brien, wife Shirley Green and daughter Ellen Wallace.

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THE DON & SHIRLEY GREEN FAMILY CHARITABLE FOUNDATION DONATES $2 MILLION TO THE BROCKVILLE AND DISTRICT HOSPITAL FOUNDATION, IN SUPPORT OF BROCKVILLE GENERAL HOSPITAL

On September 29, 2016, the Brockville community lost a cherished friend, Donald (Baillie) Green. Don Green’s smile was contagious and legendary, as was his generosity. His philanthropy lives on as the Don & Shirley Green Family Charitable Foundation recently announced a $2 million gift in support of the Brockville General Hospital’s Phase II Redevelopment Project.

Don Green, and his wife, Shirley have been longstanding supporters of Brockville General Hospital over the years. Their family foundation has supported BGH having generously donated to the Palliative Care Program, the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program, and for various medical equipment.

The Don & Shirley Green Family Charitable Foundation was also one of the first donors to step-up with a donation of $1 million to the Brockville and District Hospital Foundation’s Campaign for Care that saw a $32 million expansion to Brockville General Hospital that opened in October 2003. With this donation, a new state-of-the art Intensive Care Unit was realized within the expansion.

When asked why their family foundation made this recent donation Debbie O’Brien, the Green’s eldest daughter and President of their Foundation responded, “This community has always been home to my Mom and Dad. To be able to make this donation is providing a legacy for our Dad that demonstrates the commitment to our community, and to the Brockville General Hospital. It is wonderful that my Mom gets to see this happen as this is a proud moment for our family as we honour our Dad in this way.”

The BDHF is humbled by this $2 million dollar legacy gift in support of Brockville General Hospital made by the Don & Shirley Green Family Charitable Foundation. The philanthropy and generosity shown by Don & Shirley Green and their foundation, is well-known and has touched the lives of many, both locally and globally.

Joan Simon, Executive Director for the Brockville and District Hospital Foundation also noted, “Don Green’s generosity, and ongoing support will be acknowledged by naming the tower the Donald B. Green Tower and it will be fitting recognition for he and his family.”

A private dedication ceremony will be taking place on Tues., September 29th.

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BROCKVILLE RESIDENTS, CATHERINE & JOHN MACDONALD TREAT LOCAL RETIREMENT RESIDENCES AND LONG TERM CARE FACILITIES TO TIM HORTONS SMILE COOKIES

Friday, Sept. 18: Community philanthropists, John and Catherine Macdonald kindly approached the Brockville and District Hospital Foundation and offered to share Smile Cookies during Tim Hortons Smile Cookie Week with the residents in all of the local retirement residences and Long Term Care facilities. Arrangements were made with the Tim Hortons Brockville owners who made it all happen. A total of 750 Smile Cookies were shared with seven local facilities.

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Pictured are several residents from Mapleview Lodge in Athens, ON enjoying their Smile Cookies.

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BROCKVILLE RESIDENTS, CATHERINE & JOHN MACDONALD TREAT BGH STAFF TO TIM HORTON’S NOVA SCOTIA

In a show of support for the communities in Nova Scotia affected by the recent mass shooting tragedy, Brockville residents, Catherine and John Macdonald; kindly donated Tim Hortons’ Nova Scotia Strong doughnuts to the staff at Brockville General Hospital as a thank you to front line staff.

Tim Hortons once again stepped up in support of the communities it serves by launching a "Nova Scotia Strong" doughnut campaign at 1,500 Tim Hortons' franchises across Canada. All proceeds from the sale of the doughnuts, will be donated to the Canadian Red Cross Stronger Together Nova Scotia Fund.

Tim Hortons (Brockville Locations) community spirit also continues to shine through having donated coffee for BGH staff to enjoy along with the donated doughnuts.

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Pictured accepting some of the doughnuts from donor, Catherine Macdonald (centre) are: (right) Joanne Boyd, and (left) Jennifer Mailloux, Medical Laboratory Assistants with BGH.

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THE BROCKVILLE CHINESE COMMUNITY SET-UP IN SUPPORT OF BROCKVILLE GENERAL HOSPITAL'S FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19

The Brockville and District Hospital Foundation (BDHF) would like to thank Brockville’s Chinese Community for their $6,385 gift that was raised from donations made by the Chinese Community’s families and businesses in support of Brockville General Hospital’s caregivers.

The Chinese Community noted in a shared letter that the raised funds are a token of their appreciation for the hard work and services the doctors, nurses and front line staff provide to the community.

Joan Simon stated, “This generous donation will have an immediate impact on our hospital and will provide them with the resources they need to provide the needed care during this challenging time.”

Pictured presenting the cheque to Joan Simon, Executive Director of the Brockville and District Hospital Foundation are; June Wei, Member of the Brockville Chinese Community Member (left), and Alice Wang, Member of the Brockville Chinese Community (right).

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SHRINERS SHINE A LIGHT AT BROCKVILLE GENERAL HOSPITAL

The Brockville & District Shrine Club (BDSC) presented $1,000 worth of gift cards to the Brockville and District Hospital Foundation in support of Brockville General Hospital.

The gift cards are a show of thanks to Brockville General Hospital’s health care workers, for the special effort, and extra care that they are providing during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Gary Tristram, Past Potentate of Tunis Shriners, and the current President of the BDSC, said "Shriners for the past 100 years have depended on this community for support in our various fundraising efforts and this is one visible way that we can say, thank you for putting your life at risk to keep our community safe."

Jack Butt, also a Past Potentate, and a current Vice-President, was recently a patient at both the Charles and Garden Street sites stated, "I watched all the staff go about their work tirelessly with a smile on their face; always pleasant, making sure the needs of their patient and the family were taken care of…..this is the least we can do."

Gary said he truly appreciates the support of the Foundation, and our partnership with Carolyn Burpee, owner of Shopper Drug Mart (Brockville and Prescott locations).

Potentate of Tunis Shriners, Chris Wanna, stated, “I congratulate both Gary and Jack, and the Brockville and District Shrine Club for establishing this community outreach initiative. I was pleased to be part of the presentation and be able to say thank you BGH for keeping us safe and taking care of us during this stressful time.”

PHOTO CAPTION: Pictured outside the Shoppers Drug Mart, King Street, Brockville location maintaining a 2 meter distance are (l-r): Jack Butt, Past Potentate, and current Vice-President, Brockville & District Shrine Club; representing, Carolyn Burpee, Owner of Shopper Drug Mart (Brockville & Prescott locations), is Janice Woollcombe, Front Store Manager, Shoppers Drug Mart; Gary Tristram, Past Potentate and current President of the Brockville & District Shrine Clubs, and Chris Wanna, Potentate of Tunis Shriners.

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CAMPAIGN RAISES $12,570 FOR BROCKVILLE GENERAL HOSPITAL’S CARDIAC REHABILITATION PROGRAM SHOPPERS DRUG MART’S LOVE YOU “PUTTING WOMEN’S HEALTH FIRST”

In the fall of 2019, Shoppers Drug Marts in Brockville and Prescott participated in a month-long LOVE YOU “Putting Women’s Health First” campaign. Thanks to the generosity of our community, they raised a total of $12,570 for Brockville General Hospital’s (BGH) Cardiac Rehabilitation Program.

Shoppers Drug Mart raised these funds by holding in-house bake sales, and by selling in-store icons, including a leaf for $1, a butterfly for $5, an apple for $10 or a bird for $50.

“Shoppers Drug Mart is committed to empowering women to make their health a priority,” Joan Simon, Executive Director of the Brockville and District Hospital Foundation explained. “Reports show that for women over the age of 55 in Canada, heart disease is the number one cause of death. With the Shoppers Drug Marts’ campaign, 100% of the funds raised support BGH’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Program.”

The Cardiac Rehabilitation Program supports individuals at high risk for or recovering from acute cardiac events including heart attack, cardiac surgery, cardiac angioplasty or stenting. Personalized plans that include diet, exercise and stress management support people to reach their highest potential quality of life following their cardiac event and help people make life style changes to reduce risk factors.  

Shoppers Drug Marts in Brockville and Prescott have been generous supporters’ of BGH’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Program for the past five years.

Pictured here in BGH’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Program are, front row: Heather Halladay, Board Chair for the Brockville and District Hospital Foundation; Helen Ostap, RN with the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program; seated, Brenda Gallant, assistant floor manager, 1000 Islands Mall Shoppers Drug Mart and Michaela McNeill, front store manager, Prescott Shoppers Drug Mart. Back row: Brent Kerr, front store manager, 1000 Islands Mall Shopper Drug Mart, Carolyn Burpee, Pharmacist Owner, Shoppers Drug Mart (Brockville and Prescott locations); Janice Woollcombe, front store manager, King Street Shopper Drug Mart, and Travis Coughlin, Kinesiologist with the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program.

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FRIENDS GATHER AT THE BROCKVILLE GENERAL VOLUNTEER ASSOCIATION’S ELEANOR’S CAFÉ AT BROCKVILLE GENERAL HOSPITAL

Over the past 13 years, the Brockville & District Hospital Foundation’s many community supporters, donors, and those who just want to chat, have always found a warm welcome, with maybe some homemade chocolate chip cookies or two; when they come to visit.

Friday, January 3rd was no exception. Following an “Under One Roof” campaign photo-op with George Tackaberry, and his son, Kevin; Mary Jean McFall, campaign co-chair, and her charming granddaughter, Charlotte, took some time to visit, share some local stories and a few laughs. 

Pictured, sharing a laugh and some chocolate chip cookies are, Kevin Tackaberry, Mary Jean McFall holding her granddaughter Charlotte, and George Tackaberry.

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