THUNDER BAY – LIVING – Raising funds to support Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre programs, equipment and services in Thunder Bay and throughout Northwestern Ontario that improve patient care.
The Health Sciences Foundation’s mission is to inspire the people of Northwestern Ontario to give generously to enable the advancement of world-class health care at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre.
100% of the money donors give directly supports the equipment and programs of Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre. Donors are able to designate their gifts to any area of care within the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, such as Cardiac, Cancer, Research, Renal, Paediatrics, Trauma, Neurosurgery or many others.
“My father had a heart attack a few years ago and his care was exceptional. We’ve certainly benefited from the dollars that we have raised and donated from this event (the Central Canada Charity Classic) and want the same for the people of northwestern Ontario.”
Kelly Maunula of Central Canada Industries, who along with husband Wayne have hosted the Central Canada Charity Classic Golf Tournament for the past 13 years, with funds raised supporting a variety of areas within the Health Sciences Centre including cancer, cardiac and diabetes care.
In 2013, we launched the Exceptional Cancer Care Campaign to continue expanding the extraordinary, personalized care that has made Regional Cancer Care Northwest one of the best cancer centres in the province. Announced in April 2015, the Campaign surpassed its goal of $5.9 million, with over $7.2 million raised thanks to the generosity of the community. Funds raised ensure state-of-the-art equipment is available to cancer patients including an Integrated Screen for Life Mobile Coach, two Linear Accelerators, Chemotherapy chairs and equipment at 14 sites across the region, Surgical equipment, a cyclotron, and a MicroPET.
“Thanks to you, we have ensured that each person who walks through the doors of our Cancer Centre will have the confidence that they will have access to the very best equipment to find and treat their disease. They’ll know that research is continuing to ensure the next generation of equipment is even better.”
Paul Fitzpatrick, Chair,
Exceptional Cancer Care Campaign
When it’s needed most, there is nothing more important than world-class health care. That’s exactly what your gift brings to the people of our community.
Each year, local and regional donations support medical equipment, new technology, local research, education and awareness. Improvements continue to happen every day. From the safety and care babies receive in the NICU, patients requiring eye laser surgery, renal patients in need of emergency or critical care, to patients dealing with a chronic disease – the Health Sciences Centre continues to provide the absolute best care possible to every patient.
“This is just a fantastic resource. I mean, for a city of our size to have a piece of equipment like that, well, it’s just, it’s the right step forward.”
Trevor Mikus, Branch Manager at Bluewave Energy in Thunder Bay, on the arrival of the cyclotron.
Thanks to the generosity of donors, health care at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre continues to improve every day, thanks to investments in health care equipment and programs of $3.8 million in 2014, in addition to $5.9 million committed to cancer care. People are healthier and can receive more of the care they need here at home.
Together, we are healthier.