Updates from YHF

YHF Spring Gala: Thanks for the memories!

From 2005 to 2019, the Yarmouth Hospital Foundation (YHF) Spring Gala was known by many as the fundraising event of the year in Yarmouth!  And what an event it was: even with the glamour and the incredible food, the delightful themes and the dancing (oh, the dancing!), the generosity of our donors always made for a memorable evening.

However, after many discussions, a decision was made by the YHF Board to retire the gala from the Foundation’s fundraising program.  This decision was not made lightly and is aligned with the adopted YHF Strategic Plan.

As we look back on this chapter of the gala, and on behalf of the Yarmouth Hospital Foundation, I want you to know how thankful and grateful we are for your tremendous support.  During the 15 years of the gala over $632,000 was raised for vital equipment needs such as a CT scanner, a portable ultrasound and radiant infant warmers to name a few.

Thank you, this couldn’t have been possible without you.

Thank you for your ongoing dedication towards healthcare and the impact on health and wellness that your support brings to your friends, family and loved ones in your community.

Thank you for making a difference in healthcare.

Thank you for the memories…

2022 YHF AGM

As a public health precaution, the Annual General Meeting for Yarmouth Hospital Foundation will once again be held virtually, on Tuesday, June 14th, 2022 at 5:00pm via ZOOM. Everyone is welcome to attend, however, only those individuals who have donated to the Foundation since last year’s AGM are eligible to vote.

For more information and to register phone 902-749-1669 or email info@yarmouthhospitalfoundation.ca

 

YHF Scholarship Video: Alicia Wheatley

When Alicia Wheatley’s health issues were resolved, she was left with a strong desire to give back and help others as she was helped. She successfully applied to the Dalhousie School of Nursing in Yarmouth, and was helped along her journey by a scholarship awarded by the Yarmouth Hospital Foundation.

Alicia’s husband Mike helped her tell her story through this video. Thank you both!

 

National Volunteer Week graphic

Celebrating our volunteers

From April 24 to 30, 2022 Yarmouth Hospital Foundation and Volunteer Canada celebrate Canada’s 24 million volunteers during National Volunteer Week (NVW).

This annual celebration is a time to thank and recognize volunteers from coast to coast to coast. This year’s theme Volunteering is Empathy in Action highlights how this profoundly human connection is at the heart of healthier individuals and stronger communities.

Where would we be without our volunteers? Yarmouth Hospital Foundation is fundamentally rooted in the generosity and empathy of our all-volunteer Board of Directors and has been lucky enough to be supported by an army of volunteer partners-in-healthcare through all our events, past and present. Our donors and our volunteers are the heart and the hands of the Foundation, and this week, we just want to take a moment to express our gratitude for all of you and all that you do. Through your care and collaboration, we are building up our hospital to be a regional centre of excellence in health care.

Radiothon Reflections…

Yarmouth Hospital Foundation’s We Care Radiothon 2022  was an incredible success — but it was one of the most unusual events that the Foundation has ever had. Now, looking back over all that was accomplished, we’d like to take a moment to reflect on things: not just the bustle and work, but on the ways in which our donors and community keep surprising us with just how much you all do care.

When Omicron hit Nova Scotia after we sent out the Radiothon ‘save the date’ cards, we realized that we were in a pickle. We needed to put some protections in place for our community, and do whatever we could to keep our donors & volunteers safe. This led to the decision to hold first-ever all-virtual event, a month after our usual date! What would an ‘all-virtual’ Radiothon look like? No one was exactly certain, but our intrepid committee put on their thinking caps and rose to the challenge — as did our presenting sponsor, Y95.5. When we came to them with a request to change the date from February to March, they didn’t bat an eye. So, March it became.

We also launched some new initiatives to engage with our community since we couldn’t just invite you all to join us in the hospital lobby — again. Our Trivia Contest was so much fun and so interesting — who could have imagined that Yarmouth Regional Hospital did sooo much laundry every day? Or that our hard-working Environmental Services workers use, on average, fifty (50!) pairs of disposable gloves a day — and dispenses 144 rolls of paper towels a week! We also can’t forget how our first-ever online Auction was the source of much excitement thanks to the generous prizes we had donated and the buzz around the bidding!

Talking of donors, it was amazing to see so many returning sponsors and community partners who had been generous with their donations stepping up to be official sponsors this year. With Yarmouth Hospital Foundation’s We Care Radiothon as our sole remaining major fundraising event, some of the sponsors of our other events ‘jumped ship’ to come and support Radiothon, and we couldn’t be more grateful. Yarmouth Mall also rose to the occasion for us, letting us have retail space for another year to host our phone room, social media station and all the general business of running the back end of Radiothon.

And you, our donors, our community, you showed up — as you always do — in an incredible way. There’s still an electric current in the Foundation office every time we think about it: $178,000+! What a total! What generosity! It shows us just how much people of the Tri-Counties support their regional hospital and want to step up to make an impact on healthcare. And you are making such a difference.

Thank you.

Ways to Donate to Yarmouth Hospital Foundation’s WeCare Radiothon 2022 ❤️

Yarmouth Hospital Foundation’s WeCare Radiothon 2022 is coming this Thursday! ❤️ Please join us for this major fundraising event: every dollar we raise will make a difference to your Regional Hospital serving the tri-counties of Digby, Shelburne & Yarmouth!❤️

Did you know, you can donate to us in a variety of ways?

Firstly, you could challenge your friends & start a fundraising push of matching donations. For details, check out this page of our site: http://yarmouthhospitalfoundation.ca/radiothon-challenges/

Secondly: you can send your donation to Yarmouth Hospital Foundation’s WeCare Radiothon 2022 through e-Transfer using the email address: info@yarmouthhospitalfoundation.ca. Please be sure to include your phone number, address and any details pertinent to the donation in the “Message” field so we can issue your tax receipt. For more information, check out our website: http://yarmouthhospitalfoundation.ca/e-transfer/

Thirdly: you can donate Yarmouth Hospital Foundation’s WeCare Radiothon 2022 ❤️ through our CanadaHelps page: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/15872

Fourth: you could go and bid on one of the incredible offerings in our fundraising auction. Today is the last day, and the auction ends at 3pm!

Whichever you choose to do, call our ❤️ WeCare Hotline ❤️ on Thursday to let us know — or to pledge your support for Yarmouth Hospital Foundation’s WeCare Radiothon 2022! : 1-844-866-6464

Our Board Members & volunteers are waiting to thank you for your donation towards healthcare in the Tri-County Area!

Radiothon Challenges!

With Yarmouth Hospital Foundation’s We Care Radiothon 2022 coming up this week, why not make a pledge and challenge your friends, family, peers or colleagues to match it?

Check out this handy Challenges & Matching Gifts promotional tool kit for ideas and view a sample challenge video.

 

Consider changing your Facebook icon to one of the following to let your friends know you’re raising money for Yarmouth Hospital Foundation

Welcome to the YHF WE CARE Trivia Contest!

How much do you know about Yarmouth Regional Hospital, and Yarmouth Hospital Foundation?

Yarmouth Hospital Foundation and our presenting partner Y95.5 radio station are jointly hosting a trivia contest in the lead up to this year’s All Virtual We Care Radiothon with prizes donated generously by Rayanne and Aldric Robicheau (thank you both so much!).

Every (business) day from Thursday, February 17th to Wednesday, March 2nd there will be two opportunities (two different questions) to win a gift card worth $25 for gas at the Petrocan station at the corner of Starrs Rd. and the Haley Rd. Each day, Y95.5 will ask one trivia question on-air and pick their daily winner. YHF will be posting a different trivia question each day at 9am on our Facebook page.

 

To win on Facebook, you must —

1) Like & Follow the Yarmouth Hospital Foundation Facebook Page.

2) Like the post with the day’s trivia question.

3) Answer the trivia question correctly!

All contestants who fulfill these three simple requirements will be entered into a random draw to win, and the winner will be notified the same day at 4pm! We will then message you to make arrangements to get you your prize.

Tag a friend on your correct answer to double your chance to win!

 

Terms & Conditions

  • The daily Facebook trivia closes at 4pm Atlantic Time every day from 17 Feb – 2 Mar.
  • The daily winner will be randomly selected and posted here no later than 5pm Atlantic time the same day except for Monday, 21 February, which is a stat holiday. The winner of the trivia contest on Monday, 21 February will posted to Facebook and notified no later than Tuesday, 22 February. Entries posted past 4pm that day will not be counted.
  • Only one winner will be selected each day on Facebook, and one additional winner will be selected through Y95 and their version of this contest.
  • The trivia contest is limited to residents of the Tri-Counties of Yarmouth, Shelburne & Digby, Nova Scotia.
  • Facebook is not affiliated in any way with this contest.

2022 YHF WE CARE Radiothon Auction

The 2022 WE CARE Radiothon (coming to you on March 3rd with Y95.5) is raising money for some cardiac equipment for our Diagnostic Imaging Department. You can play a vital role in this fundraising effort through supporting our fundraising auction — and the 2022 WE CARE Radiothon itself. All funds raised from this online auction will be added to the Radiothon today and will support the purchase of this cardiac equipment.

“The support of the hospital foundation in purchasing this equipment has helped us successfully recruit a Cardiologist to Yarmouth, something we have been without for 8 years!” says Dr. Brian Moses. “This new Cardiologist, along with the equipment, will give us further testing and treatment capabilities here which will mean less travel to Kentville or Halifax for patients from the tri-county area.”

Items donated to us for auction include some gorgeous memorabilia from the worlds of music and hockey, local art, and three chances to win the ultimate getaway for two at Nova Scotia’s premier luxury wilderness resort & hotel.