Abby holding her brain scan

Brain Tumour Triggers Seizures

Abby was eight years old when she accidentally banged her elbow on a table in 2014. Her body stiffened like a board and her eyes rolled back into her head. Abby was having a seizure. Read more

Patient Patricia McAlister

Surviving a Serious Stroke

“I suddenly felt like a ragdoll and started to collapse,” recalls Patricia McAlister, who was at home in Stoney Creek when a spell of weakness hit her in August 2017. Read more

Lisa with her daughter Aspen holding a “3” balloon on the beach.

A Cancer Patient’s High-Risk Pregnancy

“The headaches kept getting worse,” recalls Lisa Allain of Welland. “Then I started to feel nauseous and I was having trouble finding words. I realized that something was seriously wrong after I had a seizure.” Read more

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LCBO Launches The Joy Of Giving Back Campaign

HAMILTON, ON: McMaster Children’s Hospital Foundation is proud to partner with LCBO for its annual The Joy of Giving Back campaign. Read more

Pearl holding MacKid Isabella

A Philosophy of Giving for National Philanthropy Day

Helping others in need is good medicine for everyone. With the arrival of National Philanthropy Day on November 15, 2018, it is a time to reflect on how philanthropy can make a real difference in people’s lives. Read more

Representatives from SC Johnson, The Foundation and Hamilton Health Sciences in front of the SC Johnson Medical Diagnostic Unit pin lettering.

Hospital Unit Renamed in Honour of SC Johnson

HAMILTON, ON: In recognition of SC Johnson’s nearly 30 years of support and more than $1.2 million donated to Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre Foundation, the Medical Diagnostic Unit at Juravinski Hospital was renamed the “SC Johnson Medical Diagnostic Unit” on November 7. Read more

Members of team Buck Teeth standing in front of the barn.

Inaugural Illuminight Exceeds Fundraising Goal

HAMILTON, ON: The inaugural Illuminight raised $177,800 (and counting), which exceeded the $150,000 fundraising goal.

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VISUS Eyewear Joins Care4 Program

VISUS Eyewear is the newest member of the Care4 cause marketing program. As part of our partnership, VISUS is offering VIP gift cards, while supporting The Foundation. Read more

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A Specialized Courtyard for Pediatric Mental Health

HAMILTON, ON: McMaster Children’s Hospital Foundation celebrated the opening of the Wellness Courtyard at McMaster Children’s Hospital on October 16, which will benefit pediatric mental health patients by enhancing the clinical care they receive. Read more

Amanda and Olive

A Baseball-Sized Brain Tumour

Olive was vomiting with alarming regularity. The five-year-old from St. David’s began complaining about pain in her eyes and she was uncharacteristically lethargic. Read more