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2017 Media Releases

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The Roar Continues - Over $1M Raised! $54,106 raised for prostate cancer at the 2017 Tbaytel Motorcycle Ride for Dad, presented by WINMAR (June 17, 2017)

It’s been going strong for 17 years and the combined roar of hundreds of motorcycles each year never gets old. This morning at 9:30 a.m. riders revved their engines as they took off in the Roar for the Cure as part of the Tbaytel Motorcycle Ride for Dad, presented by WINMAR. This year’s event raised $54,106 in support of prostate cancer education, care and research through the Northern Cancer Fund, bringing the event’s total to $1,002,355!

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Winners of #TeamStaal2017 Announced; Kids to Play in Fountain Tire Summer Classic$32,576 raised for Northern Cancer Fund  (June 9, 2017)

For the second year in a row, kids across Northwestern Ontario stepped forward to show off their best street hockey moves and raise money for the Northern Cancer Fund for a chance to play on #teamstaal2017 in the Fountain Tire Summer Classic – an epic road hockey game that will take place at the Staal Foundation Open presented by Tbaytel, on July 10. Today, organizers were thrilled to recognize the efforts of fifteen kids between the ages of nine to fourteen who did an exceptional job fundraising in an attempt to earn their spot on the team. As of today, $32,576 was raised for the Northern Cancer Fund, with the top three fundraisers guaranteed a spot on the team.

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New Chair for Renal Patients Arrives Thanks to Greek Supper Club (May 31, 2017)

Lisa Sandham’s mother, Francine, spent countless hours at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, particularly in the Renal Department where she received dialysis several times a week during the last few years of her life. She remarked to Sandham one time after finishing a round of dialysis, “If I ever won the lottery, I’d replace all those chairs!”  She found them to be quite uncomfortable, especially after sitting in them for hours at a time during treatment.

This comment prompted Sandham to consider what she could do to help turn her mother’s wish into a reality. So began the planning for the Greek Supper Club event that would eventually take place on September 27, 2016 after over a year of hard work on Sandham’s part, along with the support of multiple sponsors.

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#TeamStaal2017 Contestants Announced; One Extra Spot Up for Grabs (May 25, 2017)

The competition to play on #teamstaal2017 this July 10, in the Fountain Tire Summer Classic at the Staal Foundation Open Presented by Tbaytel, was intense. Following just over three weeks of competition between kids ages 9-14 to showcase their best street hockey moves in a video, the Top 15 videos (as determined by number of votes) have been selected, with each contestant moving on to the next stage of the #teamstaal2017 challenge.

 

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5 Forks Bachelors for Hope Charity Auction Raises $67,657! (Apr 10, 2017)

A feeling of celebration was in the air Friday night as hundreds of women filled the ballroom at the Valhalla Inn for the 19th annual 5 Forks Bachelors for Hope Charity Auction. Always a popular event, this year didn’t disappoint with a fresh round of 10 eligible Bachelors paired with fantastic date packages up for bidding. Organizers are thrilled to announce that this year’s event was as successful as ever, raising $67,657, bringing the 19-year total to $1,162,543. All proceeds were directed to the Northern Cancer Fund for breast cancer research, education, diagnosis, and treatment.

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Employee Gifts Celebrated at Luncheon (Feb 7, 2017)

Staff at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, Thunder Bay Regional Health Research Institute and Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation were celebrated today at a recognition luncheon for their contribution to world-class healthcare, but perhaps not in the way one would expect. Each employee at the luncheon was celebrated for his or her donation to the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation, made through payroll deduction.

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Family CARE Grants Fund Unique and Helpful Items at Hospital (Jan 11, 2017)

For the 8th year in a row, staff at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre have been applying for grants for the ‘little things’ that can make a significant difference to patient care. Thanks to funding provided by donors to the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation, along with the Volunteer Association to the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, this year $64,237.65 was provided to fund 38 Family CARE (Care Advancements Recommended by Employees) Grants. Since its inception in 2009, 260 grants have been funded.

Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation
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OUR MISSION: To inspire the people of Northwestern Ontario to give generously to advance our healthcare at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre.

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