New Event is Shining a Light on Cancer

HAMILTON, ON: Illuminight is a new fundraising event being organized by Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre Foundation to support cancer care in our region. The regional program housed at Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre provides care for more than 200,000 patient visits a year and is in constant need of new clinical equipment and patient amenities.

Illuminight logoThe event will be held on October 26 at Earth to Table: The Farm, a beautiful property located minutes from the intersection of Highway #5 and #6 in Flamborough (250 Concession 4 West). This family-friendly event features a special walk along farmland trails, traditional bonfire, music, food and fun fall activities. Proceeds support the Cancer Program’s highest priority needs.

“Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre provides care for all cancers and is the only place in the region where patients can be treated for conditions such as gynecological, hepatobiliary and complex hematological cancers,” says Pearl Veenema, President and CEO, Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation. “Illuminight is raising awareness and much-needed funds for the Cancer Program, which serves patients across south-central Ontario.”

To register and fundraise, please visit hamiltonhealth.ca/illuminight.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Those wishing to sponsor the event may contact Milaina Wright at 905-521-2100 ext. 76787 orwrightmila@hhsc.ca.

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About Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre Foundation:

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre Foundation, as part of Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation, is focused on raising funds in support of Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre and its programs. The Foundation provides funding for leading-edge equipment and patient amenities, innovative research initiatives, redevelopment of patient care spaces, and the education and training of health care providers.

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre Foundation supports specialized cancer and orthopedic programs. It oversees the Regional Cancer Program, including a network of community-based oncology clinics at hospitals in Brantford and Burlington and a partnership in Niagara, and is the only site in the region treating all cancers. Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre is also home to the region’s only stem cell transplant, acute leukemia and blood cancer programs. The combined volume of chemotherapy visits overseen by Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre is the largest in Ontario, and a comprehensive cancer clinical trials program is housed at the Escarpment Cancer Research Institute. The Foundation is focused on enabling outstanding patient care through its goal of Health Care, Transformed.

Media Contact:
Michael Cordeiro
Marketing and Communications Specialist
Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation
905-521-2100 ext. 73374
cordeiromi@hhsc.ca