Generosity during Unsung Heroes Event helps to share Tales of Hope
December 14, 2017 - On November 12th, a special remembrance event at the St. Paul’s Anglican Church shone a light on the contributions of local Nursing Sisters during the First World War. The ‘Unsung Heroes’ event shared the stories of these brave young women, some of whom completed their nursing training at the Ross Memorial Hospital.
During this special event, organizers took up a collection to make a donation to benefit patients of the Ross Memorial Hospital. They directed the donation of $728.40 to help with the Hospital’s need to purchase a 3D mammography unit. This need is outlined in the RMH Foundation’s “Tales of Hope” Holiday Appeal, which ties in well with stories of local women and their courageous tales.
On December 12th, Reverend Warren Leibovitch and Ray Marshall of the St. Paul’s Anglican Church visited the Ross Memorial Hospital to view ‘Their Votes Counted’, an exhibition created by the Victoria County Historical Society to highlight the WWI nurses who were the first Canadian women to vote in a federal election. They were thanked for their donation to the Holiday Appeal by Tracy Mann, Quality and Clinical Coordinator in the Diagnostic Imaging Department, and signatory for the Holiday Appeal letter.
The Ross Memorial Hospital Foundation is grateful for the generosity of those who attended the Unsung Heroes event at St. Paul’s Anglican Church on November 12th, and for the exceptional support of all who have given to the Tales of Hope Holiday Appeal. To date, donations have reached $110,430 — 64% of the Foundation’s fundraising goal of $170,000.