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A Message From Our CEO Pearl Veenema

I wanted to take the time to share some updates with you. Never before has the issue of health and health care been so front and centre as with the current COVID-19 situation. The entire health care system is working hard to keep our communities healthy and safe. The dedicated teams at Hamilton Health Sciences are on the front lines of this crisis – and we are thankful for all of their tireless efforts. Now more than ever, It’s Vital to Care.

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A New Champion

Raynham McArthur is our 2020 Children’s Miracle Network Champion.

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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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Alleviating an Abdominal Aneurysm

For ten years, Lynne from Dundas lived with the stressful knowledge that she would someday require surgery.

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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).

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Two Local Businesses Join Care4

HAMILTON, ON – November 26, 2019: Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation is pleased to announce that Cameron Wilson – Dominion Lending Centres Canuck Mortgage Group and Visus Eyewear have joined its Care4 cause marketing program.

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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.

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Preschooler Conquers Cystic Fibrosis and Cancer

At the age of three weeks, Maddie began more than a year of testing and monitoring with genetic specialists. This led to an official diagnosis of cystic fibrosis. Blood work led to another shocking diagnosis – leukemia.

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Suffering a Stroke While Pregnant

Stephanie Hickey suddenly lost strength on the left side of her body. The 34-year-old from Hamilton was six-months pregnant, and the safety of her unborn child was foremost on her mind as her limp body began to collapse.

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Donors Enabling the Transition from Patient to Employee

Noelle decided from a young age that she wasn’t going to let cerebral palsy stand in the way of her goals.