A Great Day for Golf
In early September, 140 golfers came out in spite of the rain to play in St. Joe’s Fall Classic and raise money for priorities like a new Emergency Department. This year’s event was held at the prestigious St. Georges Golf and Country Club.
With thanks to presenting sponsor Pfaff, cart sponsor Wasteco, raffle sponsor Humbertown Jewellers, and many more, over $290,000 was raised for emergency care.
Committee Chair and Board of Directors member Mike Talmage said a little rain didn’t dampen the spirits of our neighbours who golf every year to support their community hospital.
Next year’s Fall Classic is September 9th, 2019. Mark your calendar now!
A Winning Night at the Races!
Three hundred of our west-end neighbours enjoyed a night at the races to support better mental health care at St. Joe’s.
More than $103,000 was raised this year to purchase interactive media screens for the new Transitional Aged Youth Unit, now under construction.
The media screens will enable patients to interact with care providers, community resource providers, and even family and friends. The idea is to ensure patients feel connected. Patients will also be able to access soothing music and visuals that reduce anxiety. The unit will use the screens for educational purposes as well – from videocall conferences to education and activities.
Thank you to the dedicated St. Joe’s Plate committee members for helping provide better mental health care.
A Record Breaking Ride
Later in the month, 320 riders showed their support by cycling for St. Joe’s. The picturesque ride through the Milton area brought out staff, families, beginner riders and dedicated cyclists for one of four routes. Special mention to our Cycle Ambassadors who each raised $5,000 or more, as well as our Young Ambassadors, those under 40 who raised $1,000 or more.
With thanks to our presenting sponsor Medavie Blue Cross, co-founding sponsors Mattamy Homes and Spidertech, and route sponsors BLG and CIBC, along with the fundraising efforts of everyone participating, more than $300,000 was raised to support emergency care and other greatest needs at St. Joe’s!
Committee Chairs Larry Chapman and Bob Clark said they look forward to this ride every year. “Many of us have received care from St. Joe’s, so it’s a pleasure to come together and give back in this fun way.”
Next year’s Cycle 4 St. Joe’s is September 22nd. Check out the photos on Facebook and get inspired!