LHSC’s 2009 Employee Giving Campaign
Reveals Fundraising Total


For Immediate Release:
February 10, 2010


(LONDON, Ontario) – On Wednesday February 10, 2010, London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) announced they raised a combined total of $178,434 for United Way of London & Middlesex, London Health Sciences Foundation and Children’s Health Foundation.

"This year’s employee giving campaign was a continuation of a partnership forged amongst three worthy causes,” said Cliff Nordal, President and Chief Executive Officer, London Health Sciences Centre. “It was a success in that we managed for the second year in a row to exceed pre-Campaign totals by over 25% when all three charities worked independent of one another”

The LHSC Employee Giving Campaign comprises three campaigns in one: fundraising is done for United Way of London & Middlesex, London Health Sciences Foundation and Children’s Health Foundation. The goal of the campaign is to raise the culture of philanthropy amongst staff. A combined effort helps to encourage and recognize staff giving as well as make it easier for staff to contribute to their charity of choice using a single pledge form. The totals are as follows:

Children’s Health Foundation $10, 618
London Health Sciences Foundation $44, 649
United Way of London & Middlesex $123, 166

Each year LHSC sponsors an employee to participate in the United Way of London & Middlesex campaign. From September to December this individual works within the hospital to help raise awareness of the campaign.

"My experience as this year’s sponsored employee truly was an eye opening and life changing experience. I'm so thankful to have had this opportunity” said Lindsay Manz, this year’s LHSC sponsored employee and fundraiser at the London Health Sciences Foundation.

Added Nordal, “Despite the challenges and uncertainty of last year’s economy, I am very proud of and would like to thank our staff and physicians who contributed to the Employee Giving Campaign.”

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About London Health Sciences Centre

London Health Sciences Centre has been in the forefront of medicine in Canada for over 130 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 South Street Hospital, University Hospital, Victoria Hospital and Children’s Hospital, two family medical centres, 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 30 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 10,000 staff, physicians, students and volunteers provide care for more than one million patient visits a year. For more information visit www.lhsc.on.ca

For media please contact:

Stephan Beckhoff
Corporate Communications and Public Relations
London Health Sciences Centre
519-685-8500, ext. 74772

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