COVID-19 continues to take a toll on many of our signature events. While we had hoped that the provincial regulations would expand to allow the 9th Annual Prince George Cougars Alumni Hospital Charity Golf Tournament to proceed, it hasn’t opened to the level desired to host the first class tournament that our participants and sponsors have to come to know and respect. With careful consideration it was decided among the three partners that there was no way to responsibly move forward with this year's event. It is disappointing for many reasons as funds raised have primarily been allocated to much needed Cardiac Equipment. While we still are accepting donations to this area of need, and are grateful for those who are able to contribute, the tournament, as a fundraiser isn’t able to proceed.
More than ever we all were looking forward to seeing all of our supporters and participants. Thank you for understanding our situation and as always, thank you for your unwavering support.
Stay tuned for next year!
Link to partner press release https://www.myprincegeorgenow.com/123709/9th-annual-cougars-alumni-charity-golf-tournament-cancelled-due-to-covid-19/
Link to donate- Find the Regional Cardiac Strategy in the drop down menu https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/12869
Make a Difference Monday’s for The Great Canadian Giving Challenge.
What is it? It is a National public contest to benefit any registered Canadian charity. As Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation is one of these charities, every $1 donated in June via https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/12869 automatically enters us to win an additional $20,000 donation! The grand prize draw will take place on July 1st, Canada Day Please Help us win $20,000!!
Donations for frontline workers get real – through a significant donation to the Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation for Scrubs.
We are ever so grateful to the Newell’s for their unwavering support for Spirit of the North. Their generosity at this time has made some frontline workers pretty happy. This purchase will have a lasting impact for healthcare workers directly in the line of potential COVID patients. Thank you!!
If you too would like to donate, a fund has been set up at https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/12869 or contact us directly to support COVID19-#safeathome Fund.
#GivingTuesdayNow is a global day of giving and unity that takes place every Tuesday in May, as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. The global day of action will rally people around the world and hopefully throughout our Region of Northern BC to tap into the power of human connection and strengthen communities through response for better health outcomes here at home in the North. We invite you to join us in demonstrating the power of kindness and generosity. Please consider at gift to our COVID-19 #safeathome Fund
“My passion for nursing started in grade four. I can’t explain why I started doing this, but instead of going out for recess. I would go to the school’s first aid room and wait for kids to come in so I could bandage their scrapes and look at their bruises. My scope wasn’t very large at this time! Thankfully, the staff in the office allowed me to do this every day and started calling me “Nurse Danielle.”
4th Year Student Nurse
“We are proud to donate these 200 Shields to the Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation for use at UHNBC and help support the front line workers right here in our community. Prince George Ford has strived for a more personal connection with the community in the last few years and we look to continue that push for connection. We hope it helps bring some sense of security in these unprecedented times."
Chris Wall, General Manager
Prince George Ford
Listen to our very own Judy Neiser, CEO to Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation in this panel podcast where she and Healthcare Foundation professionals across the country weigh in on healthcare philanthropy during COVID-19, how it is changing the landscape of our work and the challenges and benefits we see as stewards for you, our donors, and Healthcare here at home. Listen in on all major platforms like iTunes, Spotify and Google play by following the link https://www.vitreogroup.ca/podcast/episode-39-healthcare-philanthropy-coronavirus
We are so grateful to Harpal Aulakh, Owner/Operator of AUL Industrial Repairs Ltd., who chose to give back in a BIG way to help our tiniest patients! Read the whole story here and find more inspiring stories like it, at https://www.spiritofthenorth.ca/about-us/news or to give in your own way during the crisis, the COVID-19 #safeathome Fund https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/12869
How would you like to brighten someone’s day?
Join us as we launch our SPIRIT OF CARING FOR OTHERS program. In supporting better healthcare throughout the North, we know all too well that sometimes your health and how you feel is very much related to the kindness and goodness around you. Social isolation might be what we need to do right now, but often for those in care, that’s a reality much of the time. We are encouraging as many school aged children, budding artists, poets, or people who just know how to put kind thoughts to paper to do just that. We in turn, and in partnership with our good friends at Northland Hyundai, will make sure that any messages dropped off at their location at 2021 HWY-16 West, will be delivered to someone in care and will definitely make their day brighter.
When you drop off your letter be sure to post a picture of yourself and #spiritofcaring, #teamspirit, or #spiritofthenorth, and most of all – SHARE, to inspire others to do so too! For more information contact us today at www.spiritofthenorth.ca