For Immediate Release
Febraury 14, 2013
LONDON, Ontario – London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) is proud to announce that it has exceeded its goal of $130,000 for the annual LHSC United Way Campaign, raising $140,717 to support those in need in our community.
Last year, LHSC succeeded in raising $121,000 in its annual campaign. This year’s goal was increased to $130,000, recognizing that the need for community support has never been greater.
“Despite a difficult economic climate, the increased goal was a challenge I was confident our staff, physicians and volunteers could collectively meet, given their renewed commitment and enthusiasm for this year’s campaign,” says Bonnie Adamson, LHSC President and Chief Executive Officer. “I am very pleased that the dedicated staff and physicians of LHSC have surpassed the goal, demonstrating commitment to our community and building on our legacy of care.”
This year’s goal was achieved—and surpassed—thanks in part to the LHSC United Way Campaign’s dedicated committee and champions. More than $15,000 of LHSC’s total was raised through creative fundraisers such as chili cook-offs, a mini-stair climb in the North Tower at Victoria Hospital, and charity fitness events like Zumba and yoga.
“We are thrilled with the results of London Health Sciences Centre's United Way campaign,” says Andrew Lockie, CEO, United Way London & Middlesex. “As demonstrated through their goal-breaking achievement, LHSC staff and physicians are truly committed to creating a strong and healthy community where everyone matters,” adds Lockie.
About London Health Sciences Centre
London Health Sciences Centre has been in the forefront of medicine in Canada for 138 years and offers the broadest range of specialized clinical services in Ontario. Building on the traditions of its founding hospitals to provide compassionate care in an academic teaching setting, London Health Sciences Centre is home to Children’s Hospital, University Hospital, Victoria Hospital, the Kidney Care Centre, two family medical centres, and two research institutes – Children’s Health Research Institute and Lawson Health Research Institute, a joint research initiative with St. Joseph’s Health Care London. As a leader in medical discovery and health research, London Health Sciences Centre has a history of over 65 international and national firsts and attracts top clinicians and researchers from around the world. As a regional referral centre, London Health Sciences Centre cares for the most medically complex patients including critically injured adults and children in southwestern Ontario and beyond. The hospital’s nearly 15,000 staff, physicians, students and volunteers provide care for more than one million patient visits a year. For more information visit www.lhsc.on.ca
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