Taking Small Steps to Create Big Impact

No role is too small for Children’s Health Foundation volunteer Christina Thomas. On any given day, you can find her diligently putting together packages, dressing hundreds of teddy bears or organizing the toy room. Christina also volunteers at large fundraising events, supporting the Foundation’s...

Battling the “Big C” with a Little Do-Re-Mi

Before March 2015, the Barnims did not even own a thermometer because their children had always been so healthy. However, when Cyndi’s seven-year-old daughter became so ill she needed her brother to carry her home from school, the Barnims knew that it was more than just a common cold draining...

CAISA’s Fierce Fashions Support Fundamental Research

On Saturday, March 19, students from Western University danced and displayed stunning local and high-end fashions for the CAISA (Canadian Asian International Student Association) Fashion Show. This sold-out event raised $30,000 for Personalized Medicine research at Children’s Health Research...

A Celebration Full of Comfort and Warmth

The Federated Women’s Institute of Ontario celebrated its 119th anniversary on February 19 by delivering care packages to Children’s Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC). To help comfort children during times of uncertainty and bring smiles to their days, the packages contained a teddy...

Inspirational Mental Health Care Journeys

Did you know that one in five children and adolescents is coping with a mental health issue? Last year, there were 6,387 patient visits to the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Care Program at Children's Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre. Help us to create a world where no child is too...

Supporting Young Hearts, Beat by Beat

Children rely on their tiny hearts every day to keep them playing, laughing and growing. When kids become ill or injured and are in critical care, monitoring their heart function is vital to their recovery. Due to their size, children have unique needs that require specialized equipment. State-of-...

Students Show Love for Healthy Hearts

On Feb. 13, students at St. Marguerite d’Youville elementary school showed they have heart, proudly donating $1053 to Children’s Health Foundation and the Cardiology Department at Children’s Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre. In honour of Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week, Feb. 7-14,...

Life-Saving Technology Keeps Little Hearts Beating

Learning your child is very ill can be one of the most difficult times in a parent’s life. Often, immediate action is required, with little time for preparation and processing of the terrifying situation which has become the family’s new reality. Thanks to incredible technology and a highly-...

A Family's Perspective on Cardiac Care at Children's Hospital

When Rachael Wright was only 20 months old, she needed open heart surgery to treat a congenital heart defect. After her surgery, Rachael returned to Children’s Hospital at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) where she had originally been diagnosed and hospitalized. Over eight years later,...

'Let’s Talk' about Bell's Donation to Enhance Kids’ Mental Health Care

Bell is a national champion of raising awareness and reducing the stigma surrounding mental health issues. On January 26, Bell Let's Talk presented $25,000 to Children’s Health Foundation to support care service delivery for youth struggling with a mental health disorder at Children’s Hospital,...

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