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Greg, Shanon and baby Mason pose for a photo.

A New Baby, Business Line and Partnership Amidst a Pandemic

In the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, local businessman Greg Forsythe and his wife Shanon were expecting their first child. At the same time, Greg decided it was time to use his family’s 109-years of experience in blending to develop a new division of Forsythe Lubrication called Forsythe Health Care.

Lorraine is holding a big cheque.

Winner Announced for Ontario-Wide 50/50 Lottery

Congratulations to the lucky winner of Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation’s 50/50 Inspiration Lottery!

Child Life Specialist Heather McKean

Supporting Families of Cancer Patients

To ensure that the needs of the entire family are met, a donor-funded pilot study is aiming to improve the quality of life for cancer patients by addressing the needs of their children.

Cyndy smiles for a photo in front of some trees.

Critical Care for Colon Cancer

Cyndy McLean was diagnosed with colon cancer, which had metastasized to her liver. After surgery was conducted, a follow-up scan determined that additional treatment was necessary.

A close up of a staff member wearing PPE and injecting stem cells into a vile.

How Are Stem Cells Preserved?

Autologous transplants (which use a patient’s own stem cells), are collected from a patient and infused at a later date. The Stem Cell Laboratory plays a vital role in preserving these stem cells.

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A Message From Our CEO – Celebrating Our Loyal Donors

Over the last 10 years, donors have helped Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation contribute nearly $150 million toward patient care. And while 2020 has been a challenging year, our donors and the community at large have stepped up in heartwarming ways to support the frontline clinical teams as they provide vital care during the COVID-19 crisis.

A hospital employee wearing a mask serving brown bag lunches

Business Supports Cancer-Care Workers During COVID-19 Crisis

Thanks to the generosity of The Walters Group of Companies and its Chairman Walter Koppelaar, a bagged lunch/snack will be delivered every Friday to all staff and physicians at Juravinski Cancer Centre until May 15.

Dr. Orest Ostapkiak sits at his computer and demonstrates the 3D-Bolus Printer.

Targeting Treatment with Radiation

Donor-funded research is exploring the use of a 3D printer to enhance care for patients with head and neck cancers.

A nurse administers a syringe to a man’s arm.

Urgent Cancer Care When Needed Most

The Rapid Evaluation and Symptom Support Cancer Unit (RESSCU) is an urgent cancer care centre at Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre.

Jessica smiles for a photo

Unique Nurse Practitioner Fellowship

Hamilton Health Sciences launched a first-of-its-kind Nurse Practitioner (NP) Fellowship Program in Complex Malignant Hematology (CMH) in Canada.