After receiving your responses to our Blingo
with Tiffany's online option, we have made the very difficult decision
to cancel the Thursday, May 21st
These events have been a source of so much fun and
joy, and we look forward to the day when we can come back together again to
We are so grateful for your support of the CEHHC
Foundation, and your commitment to making health care a priority. We are
working hard to lessen the impact of the pandemic in our community. As is the
case for so many, the health centre finds itself in the position where the
needs are greater than ever, with requests for urgent equipment coming in
daily, and yet our donor community is in peril.
In the past weeks we have received requests of, and
provided funding for, more than $190,000 in equipment for our COVID-19 unit.
This equipment is critical to COVID-19 patient care – telemetry monitors,
patient monitoring, and a portable ultrasound. When motioning his approval for
these purchases, Dr. Donald Pugsley, Vice Chair of the CEHHCF Board of
Directors, said, "We are likely never to see a more compelling need during
our tenure on the foundation board. Please proceed immediately".
We are committed to refund all registration fees, if
that is what you prefer. However, other ways to offer your support include:
1. Turning your registration fee into a
donation, and receiving a full tax receipt. If you are in a position
to help and are willing to donate your registration fee to the Foundation, you
will receive a charitable tax receipt for your donation. This will help
immensely in allowing us to keep up with urgent and emerging equipment needs;
2. Exchange your Blingo ticket
for a Louis Vuitton handbag raffle ticket. In addition to this raffle, you
will be eligible for the BONUS DRAW for a "Return to Tiffany Round Heart
Charm in Silver on a Bead Bracelet" valued at $350;
3. Defer your registration to our next in-person Bingo event;
4. Request a refund. Refunds will be
issued by original method of purchase. If one person booked for a group (two or
more), the entire group’s refund will be given back to the person who made the
initial booking. Cash refunds will be available at the Foundation office
starting May 27th.
As we learn how to navigate these unprecedented
challenges, we appreciate your understanding. If there is any information you
would like on ways to support or assistance we can offer, please do not hesitate
to contact us via reply email. Please let us know how you would like to
We are looking forward to a day when COVID-19 is
behind us, but if there is one thing we can be grateful to COVID-19 for, it’s
that it has helped to bring out the best in people and help to build a sense of
community. Here’s to hoping that can be its lasting legacy.
Again, thank you.
Your CEHHC Foundation Team
Sharon Crowe, Erin Vandermeulen, AJ Cunningham &