Dr. Blake Yarascavitch (left) and George Soleas (right) smile for a photo. In between them is a neurosurgical microscope. On the microscope’s screen (far right) is a magnified image of a flower.

LCBO’s Holiday Campaign Raises Record-Breaking Donations

HAMILTON, ON: On April 12, McMaster Children’s Hospital Foundation celebrated the nearly $880,000 raised from LCBO’s annual The Joy of Giving Back holiday campaign. Read more

Natalie wearing a yellow Walmart vest standing next to a board with her picture and story.

Teenager with Rare Spinal Tumours is Announced as the 2019 Children’s Miracle Network Champion

HAMILTON, ON: McMaster Children’s Hospital Foundation and Walmart associates from across the region gathered in Brantford to celebrate 16-year-old Natalie Hammond of Burford being named the 2019 Children’s Miracle Network Champion. Read more

Ron Joyce smiling in a dark suit and red tie

Hamilton Health Sciences Remembers Ron Joyce

Ron Joyce is being remembered by Hamilton Health Sciences as an outstanding philanthropist and community builder. Read more

Ravinderpal Duggal poses for a photo.

From Headache to Brain Cancer

“It began with a minor headache,” says Ravinderpal Duggal from Brampton. “Then I felt pain on the right side of my body and my vision started to blur.” Read more

MacKid Taylor smiles for a photo.

Toddler Battles Kidney Cancer

First came Taylor’s urinary tract infections. Then a strange lump was found on her belly. Read more

Bob Bristo poses for a photo at St. Peter’s Hospital.

Learning to Walk Again

“My back pain was excruciating,” recalls Bob Bristo of Georgetown. “Then I began to experience weakness and paralysis in my legs. It kept getting worse until I could barely wiggle my toes.” Read more

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 smiling outside

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

Pearl holding MacKid Isabella next to an artistic rendering of Ron Joyce Children's Health Centre

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