Thank you to Blank Canvas Hair & Art Studio in Millbrook! For the month of July, the Studio donatedg $1 from every haircut and $2 from every colour service to the PRHC Foundation in support of Peterborough Regional Health Centre’s hardworking healthcare workers. Plus, for those who wanted to support the initiative, but couldn’t get in for a hair appointment, the Studio sold wildflower arrangements in an assortment of glass vases with all proceeds being donated the PRHC Foundation.
Chemung Lake District Lions Club supporting pediatric cancer care with a takeaway dinner
Thank you to the wonderful volunteers at the Chemung Lake District Lions Club who are hosting a curbside pick-up fundraising dinner, Saturday, July 10, in support of pediatric cancer care at Peterborough Regional Health Centre.
Dinner is $12 per person and includes ham, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, cornbread muffins and cinnamon knots in a microwave-safe container.
Call to reserve: 705-657-2671
Pickup 3:00-5:00pm July 10: Lions Park, Ward St., Bridgenorth
July bottle returns to The Beer Store will support your hospital!
During the month of July, proceeds from all bottle returns at Peterborough and area The Beer Store locations were in support of the efforts of the dedicated healthcare workers at Peterborough Regional Health Centre through the PRHC Foundation.
“We are thankful to the incredible hospitals and community organizations that are helping Ontario navigate through COVID-19. We recognize the tremendous efforts your organization is making to support your community during these extraordinary times.” -Peterborough and area The Beer Store employees
Thank you to The Beer Store for making us one of your charities of choice for July! Cheers to you all!
Reimagined 2021 Peterborough’s Dragon Boat Festival celebrates 20 years of fun and fundraising!
On Saturday June 12, 2021 Peterborough’s Dragon Boat Festival officially celebrated its 20th anniversary.
We’re so grateful for this beloved event! Over 20 years it has raised more than $3.6 million to help ensure world-class breast and other cancer screening, diagnosis and treatment are available to patients from across our region. Proceeds from the points-based 2021 Festival that promoted friendly competition for all ages through fun activities and fundraising will help fund a new, state-of-the-art diagnostic ultrasound for PRHC’s Breast Assessment Centre.
The primary use of the ultrasound is to help diagnose breast abnormalities such as a lump and to characterize potential abnormalities seen on mammography. The new ultrasound technology comes with many advancements that will improve image quality, increase its accuracy and make the patient experience more comfortable.
To date, the virtual Festival has raised $48,591.10!
On behalf of everyone at PRHC, especially patients and their families, thank you to the organizing committee, Survivors Abreast and all of the passionate sponsors, volunteers, participants and donors who make the Festival a success every year!
Your support of Peterborough’s Dragon Boat Festival will help to ensure that breast cancer patients have access to the latest, customized treatments, leading-edge technology and world-class care at your regional hospital.
Learn more about the Festival and how you can still donate here!
Impact Spotlight: Wireless ECG Machines
Thanks to donors, six new ECG machines with advanced, wireless technology have been added to PRHC’s fleet. This means that cardiologists can access an ECG from a secure server quickly and on the spot to diagnose heart conditions, especially in urgent situations such as a Code STEMI where diagnosis begins in the ambulance on the way to PRHC’s Cardiac Cath Lab.
PRHC Interventional Cardiologist Dr. Katy Shufelt explains how these new machines are impacting patient care at your hospital:
“Having wireless technology for our ECGs has really advanced care at PRHC. When patients have an ECG, it’s immediately uploaded to a secure server and cardiologists can log on and access that ECG immediately. In the past, that process would have been much slower. And that five or ten minutes more can be the difference for a patient’s life.”
PRHC’s Laboratory Medicine Technicians (pictured) and Dr. Shufelt want to say “thank you” for making such an impact on patient care at your hospital!
If you’d like to make an impact, please donate online, or for more information, please call 705-876-5000.
Photo by Mary Zita Payne.