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New Partnership With Joseph Tassoni

We are proud to partner with Joseph Tassoni, a Burlington-based Canadian high-end fashion brand to develop a custom Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation non-medical face covering that will be available with a minimum $15 donation per adult mask.

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.

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Overcoming the Stresses and Stigma of Social Anxiety

Talat from Hamilton began to feel anxious and shaky around other people. He grew increasingly stressed at school and he began to worry incessantly about what his teachers were thinking about him.

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National plan focused on early interventions in Child and Youth Mental Health unveiled by Canada’s Children’s Hospital Foundations

Early intervention programs to be implemented at 13 of Canada’s children’s hospitals for children, youth and families struggling with mental health challenges

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Winner Announced for Ontario-Wide 50/50 Lottery

Congratulations to the lucky winner of Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation’s 50/50 Inspiration Lottery! On August 31, Lorraine D. from St. Catharines was announced as the jackpot winner of $53,037.50, which was 50 per cent of the proceeds raised through the lottery. The other 50 per cent will support highest-priority needs at Hamilton Health Sciences.

Shelley is riding her bike and wearing a helmet.

The Iron Will of a Trauma Survivor

Shelley Wickenheiser regularly competes in Ironman triathlons, which are regarded as one of the most difficult races in the world. But on one sunny day in September 2018, Shelley’s future in sports was jeopardized when she was struck by a car while riding her bicycle.

Charles smiles in front of a brick wall.

Firefighter’s High-Rope Rescue Turns Deadly

Captain Charles Madder of the Hamilton Fire Department arrived at the top of the gorge with fellow members of the High Angle Rope Rescue team in July 2019. What started as a search-and-rescue mission quickly turned into a life-threatening situation for Charles himself.

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Hospital Employee Becomes a Patient

As the Manager of Research Development & Relations at Hamilton Health Sciences, Daniela Bianco is well acquainted with the leading-edge work conducted across the hospital sites. But in July 2018, she experienced this exceptional level of care for the first time as a patient.

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.

Cyndy smiles for a photo in front of some trees.

Critical Care for Colon Cancer

Cyndy McLean was diagnosed with colon cancer, which had metastasized to her liver. After surgery was conducted, a follow-up scan determined that additional treatment was necessary.