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Vital Signs 2011 Results


As 2011 ended, the Prince County Hospital Foundation’s Vital Signs Annual Equipment campaign came to a close.  Thanks to the generosity of their donors, the foundation was able to raise $958,717 for priority medical equipment needed at the Prince County Hospital.  This represents the largest amount of campaign dollars raised through only public funds in the history of the campaign. In what was called a “stretch” campaign year, the foundation’s managing director, Heather Matheson, expressed great appreciation for all funds donated in 2011.  “Our caring communities have once again come to the aid of the Prince County Hospital and the people it serves; those people include all of our friends, families, and neighbours.  For many years it has been the responsibility of the communities to provide the medical equipment at the PCH.  It has been no small feat over the years, but the communities have always been most generous.  It is amazing that in such a small province nearly one million dollars can be raised in such a short time and to benefit so many people.  We are truly grateful for the continued support of our donors and many community partners.” Because of the success of programs such as Lights … View full news story.

Lights for Life 2011 Updated


The 17th Annual Lights for Life was held on Wednesday December 7th in front of approximately 1000 people at the Prince County Hospital in Summerside.  As announced by PCH Executive Director, Arlene Gallant-Bernard, and PCH Foundation president, Bill Thompson, $203,437 was raised through Lights for Life this year and every cent will go toward the purchase of new medical equipment for Prince County Hospital.   It was a beautiful, misty evening for those in the community who came out to honour and remember those they love.  Throughout the month of November, people were able to purchase and dedicate a light or display in honour or memory of a loved one.  Prince County Hospital Foundation is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for the purchase of new medical equipment for PCH.  It is through integral events like Lights for Life that they are able to achieve their goals each year.  This year alone, the goal is to raise more than $1.1 Million for the PCH.  Lights for Life this year will go a long way in helping to reach that large goal. The evening’s emcee was Chris Pride (of Gold Sponsor C102.1 Spud FM).  Entertainment was provided by a very talented … View full news story.

Lights for Life Results 2011


A big thank you to all who came out and all who donated to Lights for Life. You raised $203,437 for medical equipment! Please take the time to read the following article on the Silliker Family and Lights for Life. It’s this time of year we truly appreciate our families and friends. Don’t forget to remember those you’ve lost and honour those you have, this holiday season.  https://www.journalpioneer.com/News/Local/2011-12-07/article-2828249/An-angel-to-light-up-the-night/1

Lights for Life on Wednesday, December 7th


  The skies will light up over Prince County Hospital Wednesday night, December 7th, 2011. Presented by the Credit Unions of Prince County, Lights for Life has raised close to $2 Million for the hospital foundation since its inception. The 17th 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 PROGRAM At 6:30 pm the Lights for Life ceremony begins in front of PCH, featuring live carolling by the PCH Staff Choir.   GUESTS MUST PARK AT THE SUPERSTORE OR WALMART, and walk to the hospital.  There will be a shuttle service available from the Superstore parking lot on a “load & go” basis.  This service (courtesy of Summerside Chrysler Dodge) 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 Law & Security and Corrections students.   LIMITED … View full news story.

Park Hill Place joins Lights for Life


We are thrilled to announce that Park hill Place has joined Lights for Life as a Gold Sponsor. Photo (L-R, Back to front): Park Hill Place owners Tanyia and Rod Kingyens present a donation to Heather Matheson, PCH Foundation Managing Director, and are joined by Park Hill Place residents Wesley and Olive Currie     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  

PEI Mutual returns to Lights for Life


Terry Shea, right, General Manager with PEI Mutual Insurance Company delivers a gift to Lights for Life honourary chair Angela carragher.     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

EastLink Silver Sponsor for Lights for Life


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

MBS Radio supports Lights for Life


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 Magic 93, CFCY and Spud FM!

Journal Pioneer returns to Lights for LIfe


  Returning as Gold Sponsors for Lights for Life, the Journal Pioneer provides much needed awareness for Lights for Life.  Through the donation of print ads running through the month of November, we are able to reach their audience with our message “Remember Someone You Love.”  We are very thankful that the Journal Pioneer 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.   

Prince County Credit Unions present Lights for Life


  PCH Foundation is thrilled to announce that the Credit Unions of Prince County have returned as the presenting sponsor of Lights for Life.  This event would not be possible without the support of the Credit Unions.  We are very thankful that Credit Unions of Prince County are able to help Lights for Life now and in past years. Their gift ensures that 100% of the gifts the public makes in memory and honour of loved ones goes directly to the purchase of priority medical equipment.   Prince County Credit Union Managers (L-R): Prince County Credit Union Managers (L-R):  Louis Shea – Tignish Credit Union, Marc LeClair – Malpeque Bay Credit Union, Sarah Millar – Consolidated Credit Union, and Alfred Arsenault – Evangeline and Central Credit Unions.    

Fall 2011 Newsletter


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Holiday Fundraiser from Jewellery Plus


  A beautiful gift becomes even more beautiful when it helps someone in need. Jewellery Plus is pleased to announce that, this holiday season, each purchase of select Sarah’s Hope® Jewelry designs will give back to our local Prince County Hospital Foundation. Sarah’s Hope Jewelry is a socially responsible jewelry line that helps provide microloans and small business training to women in impoverished situations throughout the world.    “Through their purchases of Sarah’s Hope Jewelry, our customers have participated in the efforts to help lift up hundreds of women through small business ownership,” says store owner Philip Sullivan. “Now we’re thrilled to also help locally by giving back to the Prince County Hospital Foundation.”   For this holiday-themed Giving Back Locally fundraiser from Nov 1- Dec-31, customers will be able to choose from a selection of earrings, bracelets and pendants. Prices start at $99 and designs feature .925 sterling silver and colorful, dynamic proprietary E’Sperene® stones. Jewellery Plus will donate 20% of each purchase from this collection to assist the The Prince County Hospital Foundation with their list of current medical equipment needs   Jewelers Mutual® Insurance Company, in Support of the Giving Back Locally program, will be contributing an additional $1000 to the winning jeweler’s local charity of choice.   The award … View full news story.

Heather Millar Gives to Lights for Life


  Heather Millar has close connection to the Prince County Hospital. Her father, Edgar Millar, who passed away nearly 5 years ago, had spent time in the Palliative Care unit and her mother, Betty, volunteers at the Wishing Well Gift Shop in the PCH.  This year for the Lights for Life campaign, Heather, a Sun Life Financial Advisor, decided to make a gift in memory of her father and a gift to honour her mother.  “I truly believe in the Lights for Life campaign,” says Millar.  When asked why she chose the PCH Foundation for her charitable giving this year, she replied,” I know the money is being used for important equipment at the PCH.  I know about the great care at our hospital.”   Recently Heather Millar, left, presented a gift of $1000 for “Lights for Life” to Heather Matheson, Managing Director at the PCH Foundation.  With her gift she dedicated a tree of blue lights in memory of her father and a gold light in honour of her mother.   This year, Lights for Life takes place December 7th at 6:30PM at the Prince County Hospital.  If you or someone you know would like to dedicate a light … View full news story.

Lights for Life 2011


On Wednesday evening December 7th at 6:30PM, all are invited to attend the 17th Annual “Lights for Life” event at Prince County Hospital. As always, the community will come together to remember special 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 this year.   “This year’s ‘Lights for Life’ campaign is underway and donor packages have been mailed for 2011,” says PCH Foundation managing director Heather Matheson.  “This is a fundraiser in which everyone can participate, as there are dedication lights starting at $10.  White, red, blue, green, and gold lights are available for dedication, as are various larger displays.” Returning to the lighting display this year are the Grand Arch, the Snowflakes, the Toy Train, and the Nutcrackers, among others.  As always, the centerpiece of the display will be the Celebration Tree.  The Credit Unions of Prince County are joining Lights for Life for year 4 of their 5 year partnership.  Without the support of the Credit Unions, and other sponsors, this event would not be possible.  Their help ensures all proceeds go toward … View full news story.

2011 Women’s Golf Classic a Success


  Nancy Key, right, of McInnes Cooper, presents the “Fore Strokes of Luck” with the top honours at the 4th Annual Prince County Hospital Foundation Women’s Golf Classic presented by McInnes Cooper.  The team consisted of, from left, Kim Thompson, Marcella Poirier, and Yolande Richard.  Red Sands Golf Course in Clinton was the site and course sponsor on September 23rd for the 9-hole “best ball” tournament. The event was a resounding success, with 17 teams taking part and raising over $15,500 for equipment for the Secondary Stroke Prevention Clinic at the Prince County Hospital.   The PCH Foundation wants to that the following sponsors without whom this event is not possible.   McInnes Cooper – Presenting Sponsor Red Sands Golf Course – Course Sponsor Grant Thornton – 10th Hole Sponsor Bell Aliant – Par Sponsor Moase Funeral Home & Chapel – Putting Sponsor Scotiabank (Summerside) – Putting Sponsor  

Grant Thornton Tees off on 10th Hole


  Anya Tenetko Moore, left and Julie Murphy, right representing Grant Thornton of Summerside at the 4th Annual Women’s Golf Classic.  Grant Thornton came on board to support the event at the $1000 level as the sponsor of the “10th Hole Social” which took place at the Stanley Bridge Country Resort following the tournament.    

Red Sands to Host Golf Classic 2011


  Red Sands owner Ella McCormick right, joins and Golf Classic committee chair Yolande Richard, left, in preparations for the Prince County Hospital Foundation’s fourth annual Women’s Golf Classic Presented by McInnes Cooper.  This unique event will be held on September 23rd at Red Sands Golf Club in Clinton, a major sponsor of this tournament.  All funds raised from this tournament will go towards the purchase of equipment for the new Secondary Stroke Prevention Clinic at PCH.  For more information on this and other PCH Foundation events, visit pchcare.com.  

Bell Aliant Returns to Golf Classic


The Prince County Hospital Foundation is proud to announce Bell Aliant as a Par Sponsor for the Fourth Annual Women’s Golf Classic presented by McInnes Cooper.  Pauline Taylor, Customer Service Manager for Bell Aliant, left, presents $1000 to Heather Matheson, Managing Director of PCH Foundation, in support of this tournament.  The Women’s Golf Classic will take place on September 23rd at Red Sands Golf Club in Clinton.  

Vital Signs Equipment Campaign Launch 2011


  Each year for the Vital Signs Annual Equipment Campaign, a list of priority medical equipment is identified and approved by the Medical Advisory Board.  This year the list of needed medical equipment totals $1,118,512. Because the Prince County Hospital requires this new equipment to continue providing quality care to Islanders, the hospital foundation will need the help of the communities PCH serves.   PCH has been supporting Islanders for nearly a century. For many years now, raising funds for new medical equipment has been and continues to be, the exclusive responsibility of our communities.  There is no other source of funding for priority medical equipment on PEI.   Last year alone many supporters helped raise funds for another large campaign goal; a goal that included items such as a portable ultrasound unit for the ER and an echocardiogram unit for Diagnostic Imaging. All of the items from the 2010 campaign have been purchased and are in use helping people from all over PEI.   This year in the Vital Signs Annual Equipment Campaign the PCH Foundation is raising funds for many integral pieces of medical equipment.  And in addition to raising funds to provide new and replacement items for … View full news story.

McInnes Cooper Presents the Fourth Annual Women’s Golf Classic


McInnes Cooper Presents the Fourth Annual Women’s Golf Classic McInnes Cooper’s Nancy Key, right, presents Angela Carragher, member of PCH Foundation’s Friend–Raising Committee and Physiotherapy Supervisor at PCH, with a cheque for $5000.  McInnes Cooper is returning as the presenting sponsor for the PCH Foundation’s Fourth Annual Women’s Golf Classic. The Women’s Golf Classic will take place on September 23rd at Red Sands Golf Club in Clinton.  72 women are taking part in this event in hopes of raising much needed funds for PCH’s Secondary Stroke Prevention Clinic.  For more information about this event please contact the PCH Foundation office at info@pchcare.com or 432-2547.