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Seventh Annual PCH Foundation Women’s Golf Classic


The seventh annual Prince County Hospital Foundation Women’s Golf Classic will take place on September 19th and will once again be hosted at sponsor course Red Sands in Clinton, PEI.  Red Sands has hosted the event each year and continues to be an integral part of the event’s success.  Darrell Doucette, Red Sands Events and Membership Coordinator, is shown making final preparations for Friday’s tee off.  This year the event will support the purchase of bili-lights and bili-blankets, essential equipment for the treatment of newborns with jaundice at the Prince County Hospital.   For more information about this event please contact the PCH Foundation office at info@pchcare.com or 432-2547.
Seventh Annual PCH Foundation Women’s Golf Classic

10K Run for PCH Aug. 30


The 14th annual Friendship Run, organized by Dr. Michael Irvine, left, is a fundraising event for the Prince County Hospital Foundation’s Equipment Fund.  Dr. Irvine is joined by PCH Foundation staff member, Kelly Arsenault, right.  The run is scheduled for Saturday, August 30th and will start at the Wilmot Community Centre in Summerside at 9:00am. Registration is slated for 8:00am, and no pre-registration is required. The entry fee is $20 and covers registration and chip-timing by R2R that produces more accurate results and will decrease potential human error.   The 10km route will take runners through a scenic loop in Summerside, including forested sections of the Rotary Friendship Park, and a part of the Confederation Trail.  Summerside Source for Sports is the race sponsor. There will be free t-shirts for the first 100 runners. New running shoes will be presented to the top male and female finishers, there will be awards for various age groups and there will be refreshments at the finish line.

First Time Donor’s Super Credit


For anyone new donors or those interested in becoming a firs tie donor, this may be of great interest.  This program that came into effect in 2013 offers additional tax credits to first time donors.  Here’s how it works: The FDSC offers an additional 25% tax credit on monetary donations up to $1,000 for eligible first-time donors. Who is eligible? If neither you nor your spouse or common-law partner has claimed the Charitable Donation Tax Credit in the past five years, you are eligible to claim the FDSC. Which donations are eligible? Monetary donations made after March 20, 2013 qualify for the FDSC. When can the FDSC be claimed? The FDSC can be claimed once between the 2013 and 2017 tax years. How can I earn over $500 in tax credits? For an eligible First-Time Donor’s monetary donation of $1,000, the following tax credits apply: First $200 of charitable donations claimed $200 x 15% = $30 Charitable donations claimed in excess of $200 $800 x 29% = $232 First-Time Donor’s Super Credit $1,000 x 25% = $250 Total FDSC and CDTC = $512   For more information check out: https://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/nwsrm/txtps/2013/tt131216-eng.html  https://www.ativa.com/first-time-donors-tax-credit/   You may also find this article informative: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/personal-finance/taxes/first-time-charity-donors-should-check-rules-for-new-tax-credit/article17806027/ … View full news story.

Vital Signs Appeal 2014


Personal Care…Close to Home is the theme for this year’s Vital Signs appeal for the Prince County Hospital Foundation.  The areas of greatest need at the Prince County Hospital (PCH) vary but each has one thing in common – they are essential to providing the quality health care that Islanders need.  Many pieces of equipment that were purchased when the “new” PCH opened ten years ago are now in need of replacement or have already been replaced.  In order to address the need for new technology and to keep pace with industry standards, the revitalization of the Diagnostic Imaging Unit (DI) at PCH began in 2013.  Earlier this year, thanks to community donations in 2013, the unit was able to create a dual purpose room outfitted with a new portable x-ray unit, as well as a new fluoroscopy machine at cost of $770,000.  This year, in order to provide the best care for patients, $1,250,453 is needed to equip the Prince County Hospital. This large goal again includes great needs in DI like the three ultrasound machines that were urgently needed and have been replaced at a cost of $510,000.  “Most people would recognize this technology for its use during … View full news story.

Dusty Roads Concert April 3rd


A concert featuring Dusty Roads will take place at the Linkletter Community Centre on April 3rd at 7pm. Tickets are $8 at the door or call Marnie Noye at 436-8833.  We also have a limited number of tickets in the PCH Foundation office.  About Dusty Roads Dusty Roads had its beginning as the house band at the Sun-n-Shade Campground (now Borden-Carleton KOA) with Harold and Marnie Noye and Brent Biggar. With increasing requests to entertain outside this venue, the group adopted the name “Dusty Roads” which is the title track from Harold’s most recent CD. Recently, Leah Noye, front, joined the group as keyboard player. With Harold, centre, on mandolin and guitar, Marnie, right, on stand-up bass, Brent, left, on guitar, and all four sharing vocals, they are ready to entertain you on Thursday, April 3rd at 7:00pm.

Volunteer Award Voting


Amazing PCH Emergency Department volunteer and recent Lights for Life honourary chairperson Jim Lockhart is up for an award! read more and vote at this link. https://www.salutetoseniorservice.ca/volunteer-contest/entries/jim-l/

2013 Campaign A Success


The year 2013 offered some of the greatest challenges and greatest successes since the Prince County Hospital Foundation opened its doors in 1993.  The Foundation’s 20th year brought with it their largest single year campaign goal of $1,308,345.  “We are incredibly pleased to say, that we surpassed our goal in 2013,” says Heather Matheson, Managing Director at the PCH Foundation.   “We are truly amazed by the continued generosity of our caring communities.” “Exceeding our goal is a significant milestone made possible by the extraordinary generosity of Foundation supporters, who have demonstrated their commitment to the PCH and its longstanding mission of “Getting Better…Together.” said Matheson. “More important than that extraordinarily large dollar amount is the impact that these funds will have—on the lives of our friends, family and neighbours who use the hospital each day. The donations made to all of our initiatives ensure a bright future at the PCH. The entire Foundation community is deeply grateful to each and every one of our donors.  The success of this fundraising campaign is a testimony to the extraordinary generosity of extraordinary people, community groups, service clubs, as well as small and large businesses.” PCH Foundation Board and Staff, work in … View full news story.

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CHRISTMAS PART CANCELLED


Due to inclement weather, the Board/Volunteer Christmas party scheduled for December 16th at the Summerside Golf and Country Club has been cancelled.

Lights for Life Results


Each November for the past 19 years the Prince County Hospital Foundation has sent a mailing to its donors in hopes that they will be able to help others while remembering and honouring those they love.  And each December, the Foundation is astounded at the results of Lights for Life.  What began as a humble lighting ceremony in 1995 has grown to an event that kicks off the Christmas season in our County.  And the $30,000 raised in year one has grown to over $208,000 raised in 2013 alone.  Once again, it was the largest Lights for Life ever.  “The Foundation can only hope for such a wonderful response again in 2014 when we celebrate 20 years of ‘Remembering Someone You Love,” remarked Heather Matheson, PCH Foundation’s Managing Director. The Foundation could not hold Lights for Life without the continued support of the Prince County Hospital administration and staff, many volunteers, and of course the ever important sponsors.  The Foundation would like to thank the following sponsors for making Lights for Life such a success this year: Presenting Sponsors – the Credit Unions of Prince County (Consolidated, Évangéline-Central, Malpeque Bay, and Tignish); Gold Sponsors – MBS Radio (Q93, SPUD 102, … View full news story.

LIGHTS FOR LIFE TONIGHT – Dec 5th


TONIGHT IS THE NIGHT!  Lights for LIfe will begin at PCH at 6:30PM.   There will be limited disability parking on site, but all others please park at the Superstore and Walmart.  Summerside Chrysler Dodge is providing shuttle vans for those who require them.  This service will be available between 5:45 and 6:15 PM.  They will return guests after the ceremony. There is no public parking on site other than staff, patients, event volunteers, and patient visitors. The MacEwen Rd entrance will otherwise be closed to general traffic  as directed by volunteers from the Summerside Lions Club and the Atlantic Police Academy Sheriff and Public Safety Officer students. LIMITED PARKING  Starting at 5:30PM, 50 parking spaces will be provided for the elderly and people with disabilities in the public parking lot. Vehicles must display valid disability parking tag or have occupants who are clearly elderly.  

Lights for Life Event Info


The skies will light up over Prince County Hospital THURSDAY night, December 5th, 2013. The 19th Lights for Life ceremony takes place at 6:30 p.m. with its annual holiday light ceremony.  Each year light displays are dedicated in memory of a loved one, with all proceeds from the donations going toward equipment for the hospital.  The lighting ceremony is choreographed to music and is preceded by a performance from the PCH staff choir, along with hot chocolate, cider and cookies for spectators.  Parking is available at Wal-Mart and Superstore, while handicap spaces near the hospital will be made available beginning at 5:30 p.m.  Presented by the Credit Unions of Prince County, Lights for Life has raised over $2.2 Million for the hospital foundation since its inception.  Gifts can be made at the PCH Foundation office in the hospital, online at www.pchcare.com or by calling 432-2547.  Photos from previous events ca be found at facebook.com/PCHFoundation

Eastlink Advertising Hears Silver Bells


Returning as Silver Sponsor for Lights for Life, EastLink Advertising provides much needed awareness for Lights for Life.  Through the donation of a television ad running on the Island TV Guide channel we are able to reach the entire province with our message “Remember Someone You Love.”  We are very thankful that EastLink is able to help Lights for Life now and in past years.  Their gift ensures that Lights for Life can offset costs and thereby ensure that 100% of the gifts the public makes in memory and honour of loved ones goes directly to the purchase of priority medical equipment.   Lights for Life Honourary Chair Jim Lockhart is joined by Bob MacLean of Eastlink Advertising

A Mutual Friend


Blair Campbell, left, Corporate Secretary with PEI Mutual Insurance Company delivers a gift to Lights for Life honourary chair Jim Lockhart.    We are very thankful that the PEI Mutual Insurance Company is able to help Lights for Life as a Gold Sponsor now and in past years.  Their gift ensures that Lights for Life can offset costs and thereby ensure that 100% of the gifts the public makes in memory and honour of loved ones goes directly to the purchase of priority medical equipment

Park Hill Place Goes for Gold


We are thrilled to announce that Park Hill Place has one again joined Lights for Life as a Gold Sponsor.  We are very thankful that the Park Hill Place is able to help Lights for Life this year.  Their gift ensures that Lights for Life can offset costs and thereby ensure that 100% of the gifts the public makes in memory and honour of loved ones goes directly to the purchase of priority medical equipment.   Pictured: Jim Lockhart, honourary Lights for Life Chair and Tanyia Kingyens, Park Hill Place owner.

Lights for Life on the radio!


Returning as Gold Sponsors for Lights for Life, these MBS radio stations provide much needed awareness for Lights for Life.  Through the donation of radio ads running through the month of November and on air “chats” we are able to reach the entire province with our message “Remember Someone You Love.”  We are very thankful that the MBS radio stations are able to help Lights for Life now and in past years.  Their gift ensures that Lights for Life can offset costs and thereby ensure that 100% of the gifts the public makes in memory and honour of loved ones goes directly to the purchase of priority medical equipment  Thanks to Q93, CFCY and Spud 102 FM!   Pictured: Corey Jeffery, left, of MBS Radio and Lights for Life Honourary Chair Jim Lockhart

The Journal Pioneer is Golden


The PCH Foundation would like to thank the Journal Pioneer for their ongoing support of Lights for Life. For many years, the Journal has been providing the PCH Foundation with the opportunity to publicize the event in their advertising.  This unwavering support truly allows the Foundation to reach thousands of Islanders with the Lights for Life message… “Remember Someone You Love,” as the fundraiser runs throughout November.  As a Gold Sponsor, the Journal Pioneer helps to ensure that every dollar raised though Lights for Life can be used for medical equipment. Paul Ramsay, left, Director of Advertising with the Journal Pioneer and Jim Lockhart, Lights for Life Volunteer Chair  

Credit Unions in Prince County Present Lights for Life


Lights for Life would not be possible without the support of our many valued sponsors. Thank you to the Credit Unions in Prince County for presenting Lights for Life in 2013. We are thrilled to say they have signed on as the presenting sponsors through 2017! Join the Credit Unions Wenesday night, December 4th at 6:30PM as we light up the sky in front of PCH!

Lights for Life 2013


This year’s ‘Lights for Life’ campaign is underway !.  On Wednesday evening December 4th at 6:30PM, all are invited to attend the 19th annual “Lights for Life” event at Prince County Hospital. As always, the community will come together to remember loved ones and celebrate the coming holiday season. When donors dedicate a light or display, in honour or in memory of someone special, they help purchase the medical equipment needed at the PCH.  All of the donations received before November 23rd at noon will be entered into a dedication book that is distributed at the event on December 4th. “Lights for Life is truly the kick off to the holiday season,” says Heather Matheson, PCH Foundation’s Managing Director.  “It is a great opportunity to remember or honour a loved one at this time of year and all of the funds raised support the purchase of vital integral medical equipment for the patients at the Prince County Hospital.  We are incredibly grateful for the support of the Lights for Life donors over these past 19 years.  And this year, during our largest campaign goal to date, their support is more important than ever.”  The event remains a tremendous help to … View full news story.

We are finalists!


We are finalists! Thanks to all who voted we are in the top 3 for our category in the Greater Summerside Chamber of Commerce’s Business Excellence Awards. Best of luck to our fellow finalists in the Community Impact category. See you at the gala on October 9th!