Trees of Caring Supports Patient Equipment - Every Family Has Been Touched By The Presence Of Our Strong Community Hospital
Over 1350 generous donors have already given a total of $172,000 to the Trees of Caring. This year’s goal is to raise $270,000 to help equip Cambridge Memorial Hospital’s new wing. Why not participate as part of your holiday gift giving by purchasing a single light or a string of lights to help light up the night AND help Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation reach their fundraising goal to make CMH the best equipped hospital in the Region.
Here's Why We Need Your Generous Support
Minimally invasive surgical equipment is among the items funded by gifts to the CMH Foundation. In a Trees of Caring follow up letter arriving to homes this week Lisa Short, Foundation Executive Director and a lifelong Cambridge resident, shares her mother’s experience with cancer.
CMH played a firsthand role in Lisa’s mother’s health a few winters ago. A routine colonoscopy discovered cancer in her mom’s colon. Diagnostic tools also found a mass on her mother’s kidney. Fortunately, the CMH surgical team was able to remove the masses using minimally invasive (laparoscopic) surgery.
Laparoscopic surgeries require much smaller incisions than traditional operations and rely on sophisticated tools. Surgeons insert a slender tube, containing a tiny camera and surgical instruments, through incisions less than a half-an-inch long.
“Minimally invasive surgery allowed Mom to heal faster and return to her life and the joy of being a Grandma. We’ve continued to make great memories together and I know we’ll feel extra grateful that she continues to be a part of our Christmas morning ritual” remarks Lisa. “As a daughter, I’m grateful to everyone for supporting Cambridge Memorial this year. As the Foundation’s Executive Director I’m grateful that you are giving our doctors and medical professionals the tools they need to take excellent care of our loved ones.”
Cambridge Has A History Of Supporting Their Hospital
For over 30 years our community has donated more than $5 million dollars to CMHF’s Trees of Caring. As we move closer to our seasonal goal the lights will continue to shine brightly along Coronation Boulevard until mid-January.
Buying a ‘bulb’ ($10) or string of lights ($250) to light the Trees of Caring, will help to provide care and comfort to our patients. Donations can honour a caregiver, a loved one, or the memory of someone special.
To make a donation to the Trees of Caring Campaign visit cmhfoundation.ca/donate at the link below OR call the Foundation directly at 519-740-4966.
Become An Angel Investor in Our Hospital - Support Angels Of Caring Too
Angels Of Caring make a wonderful gift for someone on your list AND/OR a wonderful ornament on your Christmas tree or around your home. They come in three sizes Small $9, medium $10 and large $20
Available at local banks, the hospital gift shop and other below locations: RBC, TD Canada Trust, CIBC,Scotia, BMO, Meridian Credit Union, Your Neighbourhood Credit Union, The Recovery Room, the W.G. Johnson Centre