St. Joseph’s Health­care Foun­da­tion aims to raise $575,000

The Hamilton Spectator - - LOCAL -

St. Joseph’s Health­care Foun­da­tion aims to raise $575,000 by par­tic­i­pat­ing in the Around the Bay Road Race in March and the Paris to An­caster: A Ride for Re­search in April.

This week, fundrais­ing teams from the com­mu­nity, hos­pi­tal staff and de­part­ments, as well as this year’s fundrais­ing Com­mu­nity Cham­pion, Lu Ca­cioppo of Deloitte, kicked off their ef­forts for St. Joe’s.

Funds raised from the two events have sup­ported re­search in eye medicine, scle­ro­derma, respirol­ogy and the in­ten­sive care unit (ICU). The funds have also en­abled the pur­chase of a laser to treat reti­nal dis­ease, ma­ter­nal fe­tal mon­i­tors and di­ag­nos­tic equip­ment for use in the Boris Fam­ily Cen­tre for In­ter­ven­tional Ra­di­ol­ogy and On­col­ogy.

“Whether it’s de­liv­er­ing ex­cep­tional pa­tient care to­day, or con­duct­ing re­search that leads to lifechang­ing dis­cov­er­ies to­mor­row, St. Joe’s is com­mit­ted to go­ing the dis­tance for the health of our com­mu­nity ev­ery sin­gle day, ” said Sera Fil­ice-Ar­me­nio, St. Joseph’s Health­care Foun­da­tion’s pres­i­dent and CEO. “Now we’re chal­leng­ing our com­mu­nity to fundraise and go the dis­tance for St. Joe’s.”

Last year, $485,000 was raised through the fundraiser, which only in­cluded Around the Bay.

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