16th Annual Angels of Care Campaign
The Campbellford Memorial Hospital Foundation’s 16th Annual Angels of Care Campaign is underway. This year’s Campaign is fundraising for the purchase of everyday essentials for CMH, including beds, stretchers, vital signs monitors, Lab equipment and the Clinical Information System. To help the campaign a group of loyal donors, called The Matchmakers, is returning and contributing up to $150,000 to encourage other community members to support the Hospital. Launched during last year’s Campaign, The Matchmakers include several individuals, businesses and an estate with many years of dedicated support from CMH. Foundation Board Chair Martha Hunt says, “The Matchmakers were thrilled with last year’s success and want to do all they can to encourage support of the Hospital. They hope others will feel the same and make a gift to the 16th Annual Angels of Care Campaign.”
“Each gift made to the Angels of Care Campaign from today until December 15th will be matched up to $150,000”, says Matchmakers spokesperson, Bruce Thompson, “We all love the Hospital and hope the community be inspired once again to join The Matchmakers in this wonderful gift-matching opportunity.”
In a letter being mailed to donors and former patients, Nicole Wood, Vice President of Patient Care and Chief Nursing Officer says, “Like many hospitals across Canada, CMH is seeing unprecedented demand for our services. What’s more, the effects of the pandemic, coupled with our aging population, means we are seeing more patients with acute and complex conditions.” Wood adds, “I’ve seen firsthand what a difference donor generosity has meant to our teams at CMH. In these incredibly challenging times, just knowing we have supporters by our side keeps us going.”
Funds raised during this year’s Angels of Care Campaign will support the purchase of Everyday Essentials, such as new patient beds, stretchers, vital signs monitors, the Clinical Information System and new Laboratory equipment, such as a blood culture system and urine analyzer.
The Matchmakers are Bruce and Betsy Thompson, Joanne Simpkin, Newman Insurance, MacLaren Pharmacy, the Estate of Marlies Freiberg, and two anonymous donors. “We can’t thank The Matchmakers enough for their loyal support of the Hospital”, says Ms. Hunt. “The needs of the Hospital are great and we know this will once again be a popular campaign in the community.”
More than 42,000 area residents are treated annually at CMH. This includes patients requiring a stay in the In-Patient Unit, a diagnostic test such as an x-ray, have lab work done or a visit to the Emergency Department. If it wasn’t for the financial support of the community many of these critical services and the required medical equipment would not be available. The Provincial Government does not provide funds for the purchase of new equipment. That responsibility is in the hands of our generous donor community.
Donations to the Angels of Care Campaign can be made in the following ways:
- Securely by clicking here Donate Now
- Mailing a cheque to the CMH Foundation, 146 Oliver Road, Campbellford, ON K0L 1L0
- Via E-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Using a credit card and call:
Angela at 705-653-1140 ext. 2107,
Catherine at 705-653-1140 ext. 2104
or John at 705-632-2014
- Contact the CMH Foundation to discuss other arrangements.