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Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation 50/50 Inspiration Lottery

Ontario-Wide 50/50 Lottery Supports Hamilton Hospital Foundation

Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation has launched the 50/50 Inspiration Lottery, with 50 per cent of the proceeds supporting highest-priority needs at Hamilton Health Sciences and the other 50 per cent awarded to one lucky winner.

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.

Kim, David and Cayden pose for a photo in a hospital room.

Complex Care for a Complicated Pregnancy

Kimberly’s pregnancy quickly turned from a joyous occasion to an expectant mother’s worst nightmare.

Katheine takes a selfie of herself and Phoenix

Six-Week-Old Baby Battles COVID-19

With the COVID-19 pandemic dominating the media, Katherine had every reason to be scared. She was experiencing body aches, fatigue and weakness. Then her six-week-old son also showed signs of illness.

A collage of photos and a large Thank You message.

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.

Caleb is in his red and white go-kart on the race track.

Dehydration to Diabetes Diagnosis

Caleb was suffering from diabetic ketoacidosis, a potentially life-threatening condition in which the body produces too many acidic ketones due to a lack of insulin. If untreated, it can cause fatal organ failure.

Clinical Secretary Denise Allen and Dr. Helene Flageole are reviewing papers at a desk.

Standardizing Appendicitis Care

A quality-improvement project was aimed at standardizing the care provided to patients who were suspected of suffering from appendicitis.

Stepahnie holds a copy of Beau and his new AFO

Legacy Gift Enables Special Book

A new, donor-funded book is helping to educate ankle-foot orthoses (AFO) users at Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre.

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.

Headshot of Pearl Veenema

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.