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Cover of the 2019 Annual Report

2019 Annual Report Now Available Online

Our Annual Report provides an overview and highlights some of the ways that donor dollars make a vital impact.

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Update from HHSF CEO Pearl Veenema (April 9, 2020)

I wanted to express my deep appreciation, on behalf of my Foundation colleagues and the teams at Hamilton Health Sciences, for your tremendous support during this critical health emergency. Thanks to generous donor support, I am pleased to share this partial list of equipment that we are helping to purchase in response to COVID-19.

Charles and Margaret Juravinski

Juravinskis Give $3.3 Million

Philanthropists Charles and Margaret Juravinski have made a new gift of $3.3 million to accelerate COVID-19-related and brain health research in Hamilton.

Charles and Margaret Juravinski

A Letter to the Community (April 3, 2020)

Hamilton philanthropists Charles and Margaret Juravinski announced an immediate gift of $3.3 million to help fund urgent research projects. This is their letter to the community.

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Brantford Man’s Battle with Brain Cancer

The seizures came without warning one day in September 2019. An MRI scan led to a devastating diagnosis of glioblastoma – a type of brain cancer.

Erin Kelter and Kowuthamie Tharma smile for a photo

A Step Ahead of Breast Cancer

The CIBC Breast Assessment Centre has a high-risk screening program for individuals with a significantly increased risk of breast cancer.

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The Foundation Recognized as “High Performer” by AHP

We are honoured to be recognized once again as one of 10 “High Performer” health care foundations in Canada by the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP).

Rebecca smiles for a photo.

Leukemia Led to the Love of her Life

After a month of intense chemotherapy, Rebecca’s cancer was in remission. However, since the leukemia had a high probability of returning, she was transferred to Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre for a stem cell transplant.

The Mike Gatto Memorial Golf Tournament sign. Golf carts are in the background.

Mike Gatto Memorial Golf Tournament

Many donors have deeply personal reasons for supporting the Tomorrow Stems From You® campaign. Tony Gatto and his family are prime examples.

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From Sore Throat to Cancer

Jessica Durka thought she had tonsillitis. She was shocked when testing revealed she had cancer.