Video Update: How the Fort Sask Hospital Received it’s Panda Warmer

As we have already discussed on this blog, the incredible generosity of the Fort Sask Lion’s Club allowed for the purchase of a new Panda Warmer for use in our very own community hospital. This was a single donation of more than $30 000, which is absolutely incredible. The following video is a great presentation of the full story of how this project became a reality. The video even features interviews with hospital staff and foundation board executives, it is a great piece for anyone looking to learn more about the Panda Warmers project! https://youtu.be/jh82ymTF8Jw

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Foundation Giveaway!

The Fort Saskatchewan Community Hospital Foundation is giving away $500 in gift cards to Freson Brothers along with secondary prizes consisting of gift baskets full of various cosmetics donated by WestPark Shoppers Drug Mart! To enter all you have to do is fill out the the online form linked here and you will automatically qualify for all prizes. You will be able to enter from May 1st-May 8th at 12 pm and winners will be drawn on May 9th. Additionally, you can get multiple entries into the contest (therefore increasing your odds of winning) by sharing our post about…

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Video: Foundations of Gratitude Share Your Heart Initiative

Participating in the Foundations of Gratitude initiative is a great way to show your support for the brave healthcare providers serving on the front lines during this current pandemic. Simply display a heart in the front window of your home to show these brave women and men how much you appreciate their work. You can also share the #FoundationsofGratitude on social media to help raise awareness to the cause!

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Video: Fort Sask Lions’ Club Funds Panda Warmers

As this Year’s Care from the Heart Day came to a close it was with great pleasure that Fort Saskatchewan Community Hospital Foundation’s Chairperson Ken Jackson accepted a generous donation of over $30 000, a video of which can be seen below. Huge thank you to the Fort Saskatchewan Lions’ Club for their generous donation of $31 109 to the foundation! The donation was made on this year’s Care from the Heart Day which was a radiothon event on March 12th. The funds from this generous donation will go towards supporting the neonatal program at the hospital by providing ‘Panda…

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Video: Care From the Heart Day Message from Dr. Farooq

Here’s a word on this year’s Care from the Heart Day from Dr. Omar Farooq, the general surgeon at Fort Saskatchewan Community Hospital who’s medical research on cancer and hernia repair depends on your donations! Be sure to come down to the hospital on March 12th to donate in person, or simply click here to be re-directed to our donation page!

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Care From The Heart Day

Presenting the 7th annual Care From The Heart Day! Our annual radiothon hosted from the hospital foyer will run from 7 AM-7 PM on March 12th. A yearly fund-raiser for the hospital foundation with proceeds this year going to support the research Dr. Omar Farooq is doing right here in Fort Saskatchewan! To donate to this great cause on March 12th you can call 780-342-3115 or come to the hospital in person and donate, or simply click here and donate anytime!

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5 Tips for Children’s Sun Safety

Summer is almost here, and with all the hot weather lately it is important to remember to stay safe while enjoying the sun. Let’s keep our kids safe this summer! Why Is Sun Protection Important? We all need some sun exposure. When skin is exposed to the sun, our bodies make vitamin D, which helps the body absorb calcium for stronger, healthier bones. It only takes a little time in the sun for most people to get the vitamin D they need (and most vitamin D needs should be met with a healthy diet and/or supplements). Too much unprotected exposure…

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Volunteer Showcase: Judith Christie

There are so many incredible people that donate their time to our hospital on a regular basis. One of these such people is Judith Alberta Christie. She currently volunteers in the emergency room and is coming up on her fourth year with the hospital in September. Judith is 90 years old and still remains very active in her community, along with volunteering she also bowls, does yoga and square dances, essentially there’s something going on every day in Judith’s life. Keeping as active as Judith may seem hard, but she is no stranger to work. She grew up as an…

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6th Annual Care From the Heart Day

On March 14th, 2019 from 7am-7pm Mix 107 will be hosting the 6th annual Fort Saskatchewan Community Hospital’s Care From the Heart Day Radiothon. The event is broadcast live from the hospital foyer, and will host live speakers and music as well as many other events. The Radiothon is pivotal raising money for our hospital. In the past this money has been used for services and programs in the hospital just such as the new CT scanner, and we hope to continue this tradition of new services through the help of our donors. The radiothon is a great opportunity to…

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