Bowmanville Hospital Foundation Welcomes New Members to the Campaign Cabinet

BOWMANVILLE, Wednesday, June 12, 2019 – Bowmanville Hospital Foundation’s We Care, We Can Campaign Cabinet has recruited two new members to help solicit and secure meaningful gifts for the redevelopment and expansion of Bowmanville Hospital. Kirk Kemp, Campaign Chair, is pleased to welcome Bob Leveille of Wilmot Creek and Tyler Smith, Realtor, Homesmiths Real Estate Team, to the Cabinet.

“The Hospital has always been there for my family. Being part of the campaign is the very least I can do to help,” said Mr. Leveille. “This is our Hospital. As a volunteer for the We Care We Can Campaign, I am proud to help make the Hospital one of the best in Ontario.”

“I am honoured to be included on the Cabinet of the We Care, We Can Campaign,” said Mr. Smith. “As a lifelong resident of the area and someone who was born at Bowmanville Hospital, I am excited to help bring a world-class medical facility to our growing community.”

“We are fortunate to live in a community with generous volunteers like Bob and Tyler, who are willing to step up and help in any way they can,” said Mr. Kemp. “The campaign is off to a great start and will only continue to grow with time. I am thrilled to take on the role as Chair and share a commitment to our Hospital and our community with my fellow Cabinet members.”

The Cabinet was introduced at the Foundation’s Campaign Presentation & Celebration event that took place on April 17, 2019 at the Garnet B. Rickard Complex. This dedicated group of volunteers is comprised of members from of all sectors of the Clarington community with one important focus in mind: a new, state-of-the-art health care facility in Clarington for our families, friends and neighbours.

  • Campaign Cabinet Members include:
  • Kirk Kemp, Campaign Chair
  • Lawson Gay
  • Bob Schickedanz
  • Steve DeBoer
  • Angel Van Leeuwen
  • Todd March
  • Bob Leveille
  • Tyler Smith

For more information:
Andrea Russell
Bowmanville Hospital Foundation
(905) 623-3331 ext. 21884

About Bowmanville Hospital
Bowmanville Hospital is a fully accredited hospital, servicing the Municipality of Clarington. It is run by Lakeridge Health, part of the Central East Local Health Integration Network.

About Bowmanville Hospital Foundation
Bowmanville Hospital Foundation is a charitable organization that raises funds annually to fund equipment needs, facility enhancements, and other high priority needs for Bowmanville Hospital. For more information about Bowmanville Hospital Foundation, please visit www.bowHF.com.

BOWMANVILLE, – Friday, May 10, 2019 – On Wednesday, April 10, 2019, members of the Newcastle Lions Club presented Frank Cerisano, Chief Executive Officer, Bowmanville Hospital Foundation with a cheque for $8,000. The funds will be directed to the “Buy A Bed” Fundraiser and the Eye Centre at Bowmanville Hospital.

“Bowmanville Hospital is a very important part of our community and when the opportunity arose to support these great initiatives, it was a unanimous decision that we were happy to take part in,” said Debra McGaffin, President, Newcastle Lions Club. “We are proud to support a project that will offer the community peace of mind knowing that a state-of-the art hospital is just around the corner to support the needs of our growing and aging population.”

The Bowmanville Hospital Foundation has been one of the Newcastle Lions Club’s charities of choice for many years. The members have supported several important initiatives including the “Buy A Bed”, “Buy A Pump” and “Back the Cat” fundraisers, all of which have been instrumental in strengthening the quality of care Bowmanville Hospital provides to the community. One of the Club’s primary purposes is to support sight-related activities, and for that reason have continuously donated, for the last 12 years, to the Regional Eye Centre at Bowmanville Hospital.

Founded in 1947, the Newcastle Lions Club will celebrate an incredible 72 years of serving the community this month. From their involvement in the Santa Claus Parade and Fall Festival to Foodbank Drives and the Spring Road Clean-up, it is clear that the Club is dedicated to their community and its well-being.

“We are extremely grateful for this gift,” said Mr. Cerisano, Chief Executive Officer, Bowmanville Hospital Foundation. “The support that our community’s service clubs demonstrate to the Bowmanville Hospital Foundation continues to astonish us. Thanks to the Newcastle Lions Club for sharing in our important fundraising initiatives and for working together with us to build a healthier Clarington for all.”

The Newcastle Lions Club welcomes new members who want to contribute their time and effort to better support our community. For more information on how you can become a member of Newcastle Lions Club, please contact Lions President Debra McGaffin at 647-773-1110.

For more information:
Andrea Russell
Bowmanville Hospital Foundation
(905) 623-3331 ext. 21884

About Bowmanville Hospital
Bowmanville Hospital is a fully accredited hospital, servicing the Municipality of Clarington. It is run by Lakeridge Health, part of the Central East Local Health Integration Network.

About Bowmanville Hospital Foundation
Bowmanville Hospital Foundation is a charitable organization that raises funds annually to fund equipment needs, facility enhancements, and other high priority needs for Bowmanville Hospital.  For more information about Bowmanville Hospital Foundation, please visit www.bowHF.com

BOWMANVILLE, Wednesday, April 17, 2019 – The Bowmanville Hospital Foundation is off to a strong start as awareness and excitement continue to build for the Redevelopment and Expansion of Bowmanville Hospital. On Wednesday, April 17, 2019, the Bowmanville Hospital Foundation hosted a special Campaign Presentation & Celebration at the Garnet B. Rickard Recreation Complex where they announced a new Campaign Cabinet, Campaign Logo and an incredible $5-million gift from the Municipality of Clarington.

In February of this year, the Municipality of Clarington Council took steps to approve the Bowmanville Hospital Foundation’s municipal ask of $5-million to the redevelopment and expansion of Bowmanville Hospital. This marks the largest gift to be received by the Bowmanville Hospital Foundation. The support of the Municipality is a major milestone for the Foundation as it continues to raise funds for the largest campaign in its history.

“Clarington Council was delighted to invest in local health care,” said Mayor Adrian Foster, Municipality of Clarington. “Our families, friends and loved ones rely on Bowmanville Hospital and the redevelopment and expansion project will ensure access to the care they need right here in Clarington, which is incredibly important to the future of our community.”

The Foundation has been busy recruiting a Campaign Cabinet; a group of strong community leaders who will play an important role in supporting the Foundation’s efforts to solicit and secure meaningful gifts for the project. The Campaign Cabinet is comprised of volunteer representatives from all sectors of the Clarington community. Led by Chair, Kirk Kemp, President, Algoma Orchards Ltd., these enthusiastic volunteers will provide a vital link between the Hospital and community. This is just the start, as Campaign Cabinet is expected to recruit a few more members.

Campaign Cabinet Members include:

• Kirk Kemp, Cabinet Chair
• Lawson Gay
• Bob Shickendanz
• Steve DeBoer
• Angel Van Leeuwen
• Todd March

“When an opportunity to further support the redevelopment of Bowmanville Hospital was presented, I was thrilled to take on the role as Campaign Chair,” said Kirk Kemp. “I applaud these men and women for their commitment to our Hospital and our community. Each one of them will help transform the local health care and continue to build momentum for this important campaign in our community. I am looking forward to achieving great things for Bowmanville Hospital.”

The Foundation also unveiled the new Campaign Brand and Logo: We Care, We Can – Investing in Our Health Care at the celebration event.This logo will live throughout the course of the campaign, as they work collaboratively with the Cabinet to meet financial goals and help Lakeridge Health deliver a fully redeveloped and expanded health care facility for the Clarington community.

“This incredible gift provided by the Municipality of Clarington comes at a pivotal time for health care in Clarington and across Durham Region,” said Matthew Anderson, President & CEO, Lakeridge Health. “We are extremely grateful for the Municipality’s support as we work to modernize facilities and enhance health care services to ensure people living in our community have better access to care close to home.”

“The support exemplified by the Municipality of Clarington is monumental to the Foundation and to Bowmanville Hospital,” said Frank Cerisano, Chief Executive Officer, Bowmanville Hospital Foundation. “Their commitment to our Hospital and community is demonstrated once again through their decision to make this very generous gift to support the expansion project. We are extremely grateful for Mayor Foster and Council’s continued support.”

For more information:

Andrea Russell
Bowmanville Hospital Foundation
(905) 623-3331 ext. 1884

About Bowmanville Hospital

Bowmanville Hospital is a fully accredited hospital, servicing the Municipality of Clarington. It is run by Lakeridge Health, part of the Central East Local Health Integration Network.

About Bowmanville Hospital Foundation

Bowmanville Hospital Foundation is a charitable organization that raises funds annually to fund equipment needs, facility enhancements, and other high priority needs for Bowmanville Hospital. For more information about Bowmanville Hospital Foundation, please visit www.bowHF.com.

BOWMANVILLE, – Monday, April 8, 2019 – On Sunday, April 7, 2019, Major the Reverend Canon David Saunders, along with the congregation of St. Martin’s Anglican Church in Courtice, presented Andrea Russell, Chief Development Officer, Bowmanville Hospital Foundation, with a cheque for $10,000. The funds will be directed to the redevelopment and expansion project for Bowmanville Hospital.

“Many of our members have received care at Bowmanville Hospital and value the friendly, patient- focused approach taken by staff,” said Canon Saunders. “We recognize the need for a facility as important as our community hospital and the challenge it faces to continue to provide the vital services, comfort and patient centred care our residents have come to know, while serving Clarington’s growing population. We feel it is extremely important to donate our funds to support the Bowmanville Hospital Foundation and the much needed redevelopment project, which will benefit so many in the local community and those well beyond its borders.”

Located in the chapel of White Cliffe Terrace Retirement Residence, St. Martin’s Anglican Church is a mixed denominational congregation made up of White Cliffe residents and others living throughout Clarington. For nearly 30 years, St. Martin’s has been supporting many community programs, including Gate 3:16 Outreach Centre, Oshawa Refuge, food banks and recently, a $10,000 donation to Durham Hospice, Clarington site. This is the first gift from St. Martin’s Anglican Church to be received by the Bowmanville Hospital Foundation.

“The generosity demonstrated by St. Martin’s Anglican Church is an example of the incredibly benevolent and caring community the Bowmanville Hospital Foundation is fortunate to belong to,” says Ms. Russell. “This gift marks an incredible accomplishment for the Church and their small congregation.

We are extremely thankful for their investment in our Hospital, in the lives of people and the community.”

For more information:

Andrea Russell
Bowmanville Hospital Foundation
(905) 623-3331 ext. 1884

About Bowmanville Hospital

Bowmanville Hospital is a fully accredited hospital, servicing the Municipality of Clarington. It is run by Lakeridge Health, part of the Central East Local Health Integration Network.

About Bowmanville Hospital Foundation

Bowmanville Hospital Foundation is a charitable organization that raises funds annually to fund equipment needs, facility enhancements, and other high priority needs for Bowmanville Hospital. For more information about Bowmanville Hospital Foundation, please visit www.bowHF.com.

Hennessey Family Gives Back to Bowmanville Hospital

BOWMANVILLE, Monday, February 25, 2019 – The Hennessey family had a lot to celebrate this Family Day. While watching the Peterborough Petes play the Niagara Ice Dogs, Steve Hennessey announced a $100,000 gift to the Bowmanville Hospital Foundation. This gift will go to support the redevelopment and expansion of Bowmanville Hospital and is made in honour of Kathleen Hennessey who was fondly remembered.

“This year marks the 10th anniversary of my grandmother’s passing, and, as a family, we thought this was the perfect way to honour her memory while supporting a very important initiative,” said Mr. Hennessey, Realtor and Board Member, Bowmanville Hospital Foundation. “Clarington has been great to our family over the years and we hope that by supporting the redevelopment and expansion of Bowmanville Hospital, it will continue to do the same for families in and around Clarington.”

As descendants of Irish immigrants, Kathleen and Herbert Hennessey raised nine children in Peterborough. In 1964, Kathleen became the family’s sole caretaker when her husband suffered a stroke. The majority of the Hennessey family still resides in and close to Peterborough. Several of Kathleen’s descendants reside throughout the Greater Toronto Area, including Clarington and some have moved as far as Western Canada, primarily in the province of Alberta.

“We are grateful to the Hennessey family and for this generous gift,” said Frank Cerisano, Chief Executive Officer, Bowmanville Hospital Foundation. “Steve has been a valuable member of our Foundation’s Board of Directors for several years and we thank him and his family for demonstrating

such a deep commitment to the health of our community and for reinforcing the true spirit of philanthropy.”

For more information:

Andrea Russell
Bowmanville Hospital Foundation
(905) 623-3331 ext. 1884

About Bowmanville Hospital

Bowmanville Hospital is a fully accredited hospital, servicing the Municipality of Clarington. It is run by Lakeridge Health, part of the Central East Local Health Integration Network.

About Bowmanville Hospital Foundation

Bowmanville Hospital Foundation is a charitable organization that raises funds annually to fund equipment needs, facility enhancements, and other high priority needs for Bowmanville Hospital. For more information about Bowmanville Hospital Foundation, please visit www.bowHF.com.

Funding Innovation’s Art Easel Program Supports Bowmanville Hospital

BOWMANVILLE, Thursday, April 4, 2019 – Last week, Brendon VanderVeen of Funding Innovation presented Andrea Russell, Chief Development Officer, Bowmanville Hospital Foundation, with a cheque for $6,961.32. The funds were raised through the company’s 2018 Art Easel Program. To date, seven locations in Clarington display art easels with 100% of proceeds donated going to support the redevelopment and expansion of Bowmanville Hospital. We are always looking for new store to join the program! Contact Andrea Russell at (905) 623-3331 x 1884 for more information.

For more information:

Andrea Russell
Bowmanville Hospital Foundation
(905) 623-3331 ext. 1884

About Bowmanville Hospital

Bowmanville Hospital is a fully accredited hospital, servicing the Municipality of Clarington. It is run by Lakeridge Health, part of the Central East Local Health Integration Network.

About Bowmanville Hospital Foundation

Bowmanville Hospital Foundation is a charitable organization that raises funds annually to fund equipment needs, facility enhancements, and other high priority needs for Bowmanville Hospital. For more information about Bowmanville Hospital Foundation, please visit www.bowHF.com.

BOWMANVILLE, ONTARIO, Thursday, February 21, 2019 – On February 21, 2019, Leanne Travis, Associate & Pharmacist Owner, Longworth Avenue, presented Andrea Russell, Chief Development Officer, Bowmanville Hospital Foundation, with a cheque for $7,860. The funds were raised through the Growing Women’s Health Campaign that took place at local Shoppers Drug Marts this past fall. 100 percent of the funds will go directly to support the Mammography Department at Bowmanville Hospital and women’s health initiatives.

This campaign, held annually across Canada, offers customers the opportunity to purchase and personalize a Growing Women’s Health icon, which are prominently displayed on the Growing Women’s Health tree in all participating stores. By purchasing a “leaf” for a toonie, a “butterfly” for $5, an “apply” for $10 or a “blue bird” for $50 at the three Clarington and a Whitby store locations, shoppers were able to support the Bowmanville Hospital.

“It is important to each Shoppers Drug Mart location to know that dollars we raise stays right here and helps to enhance women’s health care in our community,” said Ms. Travis. “We are proud of the partnership we have developed with the Bowmanville Hospital Foundation over the years and couldn’t be happier to support important initiatives that have a positive impact on women’s health like the Mammography Department at Bowmanville Hospital.”

“Every woman deserves to thrive and have access to good women’s health care,” said Ms. Russell. “We are grateful to our local Shoppers Drug Marts and the Shoppers Drug Mart location at Garden St. & Taunton Rd. in Whitby, for their unwavering commitment and support. The Shoppers Drug Mart Growing Women’s Health campaign is dedicated to the well-being of all women and plays an important role in supporting women’s health throughout our communities and we thank everyone who contributed to this vital initiative.”

The Growing Women’s Health campaign is a four-week program held across Canada and is one of the leading partnership programs of the SHOPPERS LOVE. YOU. platform – the Company’s commitment to improving the health of all Canadian women in body, mind and spirit. National in scope, yet locally-based, the annual Growing Women’s Health campaign offers patients, customers and employees the opportunity to donate directly to the organizations that make a difference in their own communities. Since 2002, the Growing Women’s Health campaign has raised more than $35 million for Canadian health charities. In 2018, over 500 women’s health charities across Canada will benefit from the campaign’s proceeds with 100 per cent of funds staying in the community where they are raised.

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About SHOPPERS LOVE. YOU.
SHOPPERS LOVE. YOU. represents the organization’s commitment to improving the health of all Canadian women in body, mind and spirit. Brought to life through eight partnership programs, created with leading experts and institutions in women’s health, this national initiative connects women to health information and resources that help ensure their health only gets stronger. More information can be found at shoppersloveyou.ca. About Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation is one of the most recognized and trusted names in Canadian retailing. The Company is the licensor of full-service retail drug stores operating under the name Shoppers Drug Mart (Pharmaprix in Québec). With more than 1,300 Shoppers Drug Mart and Pharmaprix stores operating in prime locations in each province and two territories, the Company is one of the most convenient retailers in Canada. The Company also licenses or owns 46 medical clinic pharmacies operating under the name Shoppers Simply Pharmacy (Pharmaprix Simplement Santé in Québec) and four luxury beauty destinations operating as Murale. As well, the Company owns and operates 43 corporate Shoppers Home Healthcare stores, two new Wellwise by Shoppers Drug Mart stores and an ecommerce site Wellwise.ca, making it the largest Canadian retailer of home health care products and services. In addition to its retail store network, the Company owns Shoppers Drug Mart Specialty Health Network Inc., a provider of specialty drug distribution, pharmacy and comprehensive patient support services, and MediSystem Technologies Inc., a provider of pharmaceutical products and services to long-term care facilities. Shoppers Drug Mart is an independent operating division of Loblaw Companies Limited.

For more information, visit www.shoppersdrugmart.ca.

Leanne Travis
Shoppers Drug Mart Longworth Avenue, Bowmanville
Email: asdm1404@shoppersdrugmart.ca