This is the 16th holiday season that will see us Light the Way! We’re inviting you, your family and friends, to join us in making this a very special and memorable occasion.
Light the Way is a meaningful way to recognize those special to us, provide joy to those who must remain in hospital over the holidays, and help the Foundation purchase needed equipment for our hospital.
Throughout November and December, you may purchase a
light, wreath, woodland deer or angel
and dedicate it in memory, or in honour, of someone special to you.
In some cases you need no other reason than “just because.”
Your Light the Way lights and ornaments will be lit during a special ceremony on Wednesday, November 27th, 2013 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre (CRHCC), starting at 5:30 pm.
There will be animated lights dancing to music, singing, children’s activities, refreshments and a special visit by Mr. & Mrs. Claus! Come with family and friends to this wonderful holiday celebration!
Parking is free for the evening.
As always, your lights and ornaments will be lit throughout the holiday season for hospital patients, staff and visitors to enjoy, and as a tribute to you and your loved ones.
Proceeds from this year’s event will assist the Cumberland Health Care Foundation in upgrading one of the CRHCC’s Operating Rooms.
The proposed Operating Room (OR) upgrades are designed to provide the best possible image quality to surgeons during minimally invasive surgical procedures. These surgeries allow for the use of tiny cameras and instruments as opposed to open invasive surgeries that require large incisions. Camera images are displayed on surgical screens (TV’s) throughout the OR. These procedures result in less pain and trauma for patients, quicker recoveries and shorter hospital stays, earlier return to work, better cosmetic results, and decreased risk of blood loss and infection.
Exceptional image quality is critical. The OR upgrades will provide the surgical staff at the CRHCC with the latest High Definition video cameras, screens, and associated accessories. The technology that is now being utilized in the operating room is nearing the end of its useful life and is not providing the surgical staff with optimal image quality. There is a greater frequency of required repairs and downtime.
The CRHCC prides itself in offering the highest level of care for our patients and in providing our medical staff the best tools possible for their work. By keeping current with equipment and technology we attract top level physicians and technologists to our facility which in turn benefits those requiring our services.
To upgrade technology, replace pieces that are past their usefulness or that are no longer serviceable, and add new items we anticipate a cost of $80,000 to $90,000.
Light the Way is the most important fundraising event for the Foundation’s Equipment Fund. With your support we will be able to continue providing new and replacement equipment so it will be here when you need it most. Your donation to Light the Way is important to current and future patients and their families. Donations of $5 or more are tax deductible and all gifts post-marked by December 31st will receive a 2013 income tax receipt.
Please invite friends and family members to participate in this event!
You can help to spread the spirit of hope for patients and their families
while also honouring those most special to you.
Please consider helping us Light the Way!
To purchase an ornament, or for more information please call us at (902) 667-5400 ext 6210 or send an email to email@example.com.
We'd be delighted to hear from you!