Eileen smiles for a photo.

Leaving a Legacy for the Children of Tomorrow

Eileen Akershoek of Welland wanted to say “thank you” in a meaningful way. She’d never forgotten how McMaster Children’s Hospital cared for her family.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Dan with the Grey Cup.

An Uncle’s Legacy

Dan Maloney passed away at age 69 after a nearly 10-year battle with colon cancer. Thanks to a generous donation left in his will, Dan continues to make a vital difference for patients.

A model heart next to a photo of Carl Gustaw

A Legacy From The Heart

Carl Gustaw of Thunder Bay was 46 years old when he suffered from sudden chest pains in 2007. To make matters even more dangerous, he was working on top of a roof when it hit.

Frank Tousaw smiles for a photo.

The John Deere Foundation Of Canada

As a long-standing supporter, the John Deere Foundation of Canada has contributed more than $900,000 to enhance patient care at Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre.

Bill Boxall with a photo of Shirley Mae Turner

A Legacy of Love

It was love at first sight. Charles “Bill” Boxall and Shirley Mae Turner of Hamilton were both 63 years old when they met at a dance in 1996 and began a relationship that spanned nearly two decades. Read more

Raymond Foris dressed up with a bowtie

A Special Gift

Iris Foris lost her only child Raymond to AIDS-related complications in 1991 before the introduction of antiretroviral drugs. To honour her son and assist those in our community, Iris kindly left a gift in her will to benefit health care and those living with HIV. Read more