Visit togetherweplay.com to view the game details. Everyone is invited to join us for the draw on October 28th from 6-8pm at the Strathroy Seniors’ Centre: 137 Frank St. in Strathroy.
T o g e t h e r , w e P l ay
ime has run out to pick up
by McNaughton’s in Newbury and
your entry form for your
Town & Country Mutual Insurance,
chance to win $10,000 cash and
this unique on-line game has
quickly caught on with residents.
Together, We Play is a fun contest for families to play together and best of all, it’s completely FREE. Generously supported by
The contest closed on Friday, September 24. Thanks to all our sponsors, participating businesses and entrants. Be sure to join us for the
many businesses in our region
draw on September 24th at the
with the main cash prize provided
Strathroy and Area Seniors’ Centre.
To g e t h e r , w e W i l l i s p u b l i s h e d by: Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital Foundation 395 Carrie Street Strathroy, ON N7G 3J4 Phone: 519-246-5906 Fax: 519-245-5353 smghfoundation.com firstname.lastname@example.org Charitable Registration # 13297 4270 RR0001
Left: The launch of Together, We Sign at Giant Tiger in Strathroy during the popular back to school sale. Pictured is Ken Bumstead, Owner with Jennifer Langford, SMGH Foundation Volunteer. Below, strings of Big Blue “H’s” inside the store.
Introducing Together, We Sign
ign the ‘big blue H’ for high quality health care, close to home! Together, We Sign offers people the chance to buy
a blue hospital ‘H’ to show their support for Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital. This fund raiser has been successful due to the personal, face-to-face communication involved with businesses selling big blue H icons. Many local retailers and organizations offer people the chance to donate $1, $2, $5 or any amount, then the
show of support for our local doctors, nurses and staff at Strathroy Hospital. Stores like Giant Tiger have adopted the program
customer signs the H and it’s displayed in the store for all
during the back to school sale. When you visit Giant
to see. This creates a wonderful wall of endorsement and
Tiger or any other participating local retailer and are asked if you would sign a big blue H for a small donation, please consider helping patients in hospital by making a gift - any amount is greatly appreciated.
From time to time, you will see these “big blue H” Strathroy Hospital icons in stores. Please consider making a small donation and signing your name in support of high-quality local healthcare, close to home. Any company interested in getting involved with this program can contact the Foundation office at 519-246-5906.
Thank you for your support! 2
Awar d N o m i n at i o n
ongratulations to the Strathroy Middlesex General
Hospital (SMGH) Auxiliary for being chosen as a finalist for the Pillar
Non-Profit Community Innovation Awards. The award category is
Y o u r Ma i l
Community Impact for the Java
Letters from Donors
Hut Coffee Kiosk project. Over the past year, Auxiliary volunteers have shown a
Dear SMGH Foundation,
tremendous commitment to the Strathroy Hospital by making a $1
At midnight on a dark night in February earlier this year, I came to your
million pledge to fund equipment.
emergency via ambulance from the Thedford area after injuring my
They began the Java Hut Coffee
Kiosk as another way to help fulfill
I found the care given to me by your doctor and nurses was not
this pledge – the largest they have
only professional but also very comforting. Please accept my small
donation and my thanks.
“The Auxiliary has made such a remarkable achievement with
all of the volunteer support and
organization required. Regardless of whether the Auxiliary wins or not at the Pillar Awards on November 4th, they should be recognized because their fundraising has such a tremendous impact on the lives of patients at SMGH,” says Susan McLean, CEO of the SMGH Foundation.
Below: Carol Howarth, SMGH Auxiliary President enjoying a coffee at the Java Hut
PLE A SE NOTE : The Foundation’s web site address has changed: www.smghfoundation.com The general email is now: email@example.com 3
Itâ€™s beginning to look a lot like christmas?!
ven though winter is still a long way into the future, we wanted to let you know that starting
in October, SMGH Foundation will be selling holiday
ornaments. For $7, you can have your own beautifully embellished, stainless steel decoration that will look wonderful hanging on your tree. Or you can give the gift of generosity by purchasing ornaments for your friends! Choose from 3 unique designs for the holidays (pictured). G020
All proceeds from the sale of ornaments will support Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital. Only a limited quantity are available so be sure to get yours early!
UPCOMIN G EVENT
At Live it UP! Health & Eco Expo you can get
G022 information and buy your favourite natural, organic and green products plus go home with lots of FREE sample from exhibitors. You will also have the chance to see speakers:
9:30 am - Aromatherapy
On October 16, 2010 in Strathroy, Ontario, the Live
10:00 am - Energizing Zumba fitness demo
it UP! Health & Eco Expo will take place at Bear
Creek Golf Club from 9:00am-4:00pm.
11:00 am - Kundalini Yoga
Admission is only $5 and kids under 16 free.
12:00 noon - Breast Health Education
If you are interested in learning more about the
1:00 pm - Healthy living nutrition
lifelong benefits of living a green, clean and
1:30 pm - Pack it light, wear it right
healthy lifestyle, this is one show you definitely do not want to miss!
2:00 pm - Eco friendly fashion show 3:00 pm - Renewable energy session
Limited edition Stanley Cup t-shirts
few remaining limited edition Stanley Cup size larger T-shirts
are available for sale at the SMGH
Foundation office (across from the hospital gift shop off the main lobby) for $10 each. Get yours before theyâ€™re gone!
Together, We Will build security for the future and create flexibility to respond to the region’s changing health care needs. You can help to ensure that Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital is here for our community, for our children and our children’s children - forever.
Together, We Will Forever
t SMG H Foundation, our vision is to
Ed w i n C o n n o r
ow do you want to be remembered? By the impact
you had on your family and community? By the legacy you’ll
inspire lo cal giving
leave behind? That’s a question
to sus t ain Strathroy
each of us grapples with as we
Middlese x G eneral as
move through life.
a v ibrant communit y hospit al.
Edwin Connor, 78, who passed away in February 2009, will be remembered for years to come.
Work ing to gether, we
Edwin’s memory lives on through
c an ensure our m e dical
his five grown children, of course,
station that provides more privacy
professionals are ready
but also tangibly on the One
to discuss patient care.
to provide top - notch
South floor of Strathroy Middlesex
c are to you and your
General Hospital (SMGH).
f amily, for our children
It’s there that Edwin spent
“Through his will, my dad left a bequest to be directed by Dr. Renee Fournier, who designated
and our children’s
the last four weeks of his life, and
the gift be used toward the
children - forever.
it’s there - thanks to a legacy gift
communications station,” says
Edwin made through his estate
Edwin’s son Rob, who was the
plan - that medical staff now have
executor of his dad’s estate.
an up-to-date communication
“In the month my dad spent Story continues on back page 6
this oc tober, free wills mo n t h is your o ppo r t uni t y
MGH cares for people in our region, and in turn,
include a gift in your Will, we hope very much that you
we depend on the community to care for the
choose to do so. The wonderful thing about a gift in
hospital. Support from residents provides technology,
your Will is that it costs you nothing now - and it can
equipment and training - the lifeblood ensuring SMGH
help provide healthcare services well into the future.
remains a progressive centre for healthcare. This fall, anyone over the age of 55 will have the
A limited number of Free Wills are available through participating law firms in the region, please
opportunity to obtain a Basic Will, written FREE OF
call the Free Will info line today to reserve your Basic
CHARGE. The hospital depends on gifts in Wills for a
Free Will - 519-246-5906.
large part of funding. So while there’s no obligation to
Continued from pg 5
“In the month my dad spent at
Ed w i n C o n n o r
at SMGH, I was there every day. His care was second to
SMGH, I was there every day. His care was second to none.”
none. Though it’s only 20 minutes from London, the
experience is worlds away. The one-on-one personal attention they’re able to provide is incredible.” ”I think my dad would be very pleased. It’s a fitting way to remember him.” Rob and his family are also looking forward
No matter what tomorrow holds, new procedures,
to seeing their father’s name on the Legacy for
technologies or medications, Strathroy Hospital will be
Life Society Wall - a special recognition area in the
here. The hospital cares for the community and in turn,
hospital’s new Hall of Honour. The Legacy Society
depends on the community to care for the hospital.
recognizes people, like Edwin, who have made
Separately, we may all want good healthcare, but we
planned gifts to the Strathroy Middlesex General
won’t succeed alone. Together, We Will Forever.
Hospital Foundation (SMGHF). A legacy gift in your Will; something that you can do today using tomorrow’s dollars, will impact the
Create your own legacy:
hospital for many years to come by helping to advance
For information on how to make a bequest go to
excellence in patient care equipment, medical
technology, research, and professional education. You can remain secure in the knowledge that your gift will continue to contribute to high-quality healthcare, close to home.
One South staff in the new communications station workspace. The area now has important privacy barriers, modern workstations and desk space.
Sue Brodie , One South Clinical Leader Liz Watson and Rob Connor in the station.
Rob Connor, his daughter Sophi and wife Kelly.
“I think my dad would be very pleased. It’s a fitting way to remember him.” -Rob Connor