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Welcome Dr. Max The Medical Moose to BGHF

Welcome Dr. Max The Medical Moose to BGHF

Apr 23 — Dr. Max The Moose is the new ambassador for the Belleville General Hospital Foundation (BGHF) as it embarks on a $20-million-dollar Campaign in 2020. The charity’s first mascot has been making his journey down from Algonquin (practicing social distancin…

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How Four Belleville Residents Are Tackling the Covid-19 Virus Head On

How Four Belleville Residents Are Tackling the Covid-19 Virus Head On

Apr 14 — When the news that Covid-19 had become a pandemic, the headlines screamed about a shortage of ventilators. That is where four Belleville natives hope to make a difference. Andrew Finkle, Trevor Smale, David O’Reilly, and Adam Snoxall are working on an o…

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One Week in and a Grass Roots Movement is Cranking out Face Shields for the Covid Distribution Centre at Belleville General Hospital

One Week in and a Grass Roots Movement is Cranking out Face Shields for the Covid Distribution Centre at Belleville General Hospital

Apr 08 — When Jeremy and Suzanne Braithwaite heard the projection that there would be a shortage of tens of thousands of face shields in our community during the Covid-19 pandemic, they knew they had to get to work. Jeremy is a professor for the Manufacturing Engi…

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How One Local Couple Is Using Their 3D Printer To Help Out The Community

How One Local Couple Is Using Their 3D Printer To Help Out The Community

Apr 08 — Chris and Susan Finkle heard about the need for Personal Protective Equipment in our community and decided they could tackle this problem at home. The couple found plans for face shields online and started using their 3D printer to make them – one at a …

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How One Belleville Business Pivoted Their Operations to Help Others During Covid-19

How One Belleville Business Pivoted Their Operations to Help Others During Covid-19

Apr 08 — Impacto Protective Products is a Belleville business that operates internationally. When the news of Covid-19 pandemic came out and the Ontario government started mandating shutdowns, Impacto President Eric Lehtinen took a long, hard look at operations to…

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Belleville Senators helping Belleville General Hospital Foundation in the fight against Covid-19

Belleville Senators helping Belleville General Hospital Foundation in the fight against Covid-19

Mar 27 — Although the season ended earlier than anyone would have liked the Belleville Senators have scored big for the community. The Belleville Senators in partnership with the Ottawa Senators Foundation, announced a donation of $100,000 today to local charities…

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Quinte Home Builders’ Association Members Step Up for Quinte Health Care

Quinte Home Builders’ Association Members Step Up for Quinte Health Care

Mar 27 — Quinte Health Care is facing a shortage of Personal Protective Equipment and asked the community to help support all health care staff. Last week, the Quinte Home Builders’ Association wanted to do their part in the fight against COVID-19. The QHBA tea…

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Congratulations Fall 2019 Nursing Education Award Recipient

Congratulations Fall 2019 Nursing Education Award Recipient

Dec 19 — Congratulations to the recipient of the Fall 2019 Nursing Education Award: Nelles Endowment Fund Ticey Callaghan …

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Local Kinettes Helping Every Child Who Stays at Belleville General Hospital

Local Kinettes Helping Every Child Who Stays at Belleville General Hospital

Dec 16 — The Belleville Kinettes donated $10,000 to the Belleville General Hospital Foundation. The money will be used to purchase new ophthalmoscopes and otoscopes for the Paediatrics Department at Belleville General Hospital. Every child on the Paediatric floor …

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$33,000 from Shoppers Drug Mart and the Quinte Community will make lives better for Regional Cancer Patients

$33,000 from Shoppers Drug Mart and the Quinte Community will make lives better for Regional Cancer Patients

Dec 06 — The “Love You” by Shoppers Drug Mart program works with local charities to help advance women’s health. Locally Shoppers Drug Mart at Dundas Street and the location at Sidney Street were top fundraisers in the country. Owner Wynand Bekker donated al…

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Local Volunteers and Fundraisers are Honored For Going Above and Beyond for the Belleville General Hospital Foundation

Local Volunteers and Fundraisers are Honored For Going Above and Beyond for the Belleville General Hospital Foundation

Nov 13 — They are the most cherished assets of our non-profits, charities, sporting organizations and faith communities, giving their time, talent and treasure. That is how the Association of Fundraising Professionals – South Eastern Chapter described the nomine…

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Two “Bear-y” Exceptional Boys

Two “Bear-y” Exceptional Boys

Nov 04 — Two five year old boys went out trick or treating in support of the Children's Treatment Centre at Belleville General Hospital. Between door to door donations and online pledges Bentley Davidson and Tate Black raised $1,877. The boys wanted to help other …

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Lemonade Stand for Cancer Care at BGH

Lemonade Stand for Cancer Care at BGH

Nov 01 — Seven year old Sophie Trotter raised $685.00 for Oncology at Quinte Health Care - Belleville General Hospital. She held a lemonade stand in honor of her grandfather who has been receiving care at the Cancer Clinic at BGH. Sophie wanted to present the che…

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Dr. Edith Peterkin

Dr. Edith Peterkin

Oct 28 — The community is mourning the loss of a long time area pedatrician. Dr. Edith Peterkin practiced pediatrics in Belleville for 40 years. Belleville City Councillor Pat Culhane served as a nurse at QHC with Dr. Peterkin and said "Dr. Peterkin was a brillian…

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Regional Nuclear Medicine Camera Project Gathers Pace Following Substantial Donation

Regional Nuclear Medicine Camera Project Gathers Pace Following Substantial Donation

Oct 23 — Plans to replace the region’s Nuclear Medicine Cameras at Belleville General Hospital (BGH) took a giant step closer this week as the Foundation announced a $300,000 donation from an anonymous local figure.  The generous gift is the latest in a line of…

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Making Cancer Care Better at BGH – One Kilometre at a Time

Making Cancer Care Better at BGH – One Kilometre at a Time

Oct 10 — Chris Jeffrey always had a passion for cycling. But after his wife Pamela Smith–Jeffrey passed away from lung cancer in 2015, he admits he lost that drive to ride his bike. But a goal to make cancer care better for everyone in this community and a renew…

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Phenomenal Year for Gee’s Walk

Phenomenal Year for Gee’s Walk

Sep 23 — Over 32 participants of the Gaetane Harvey Memorial Walk wore out the tread out on their sneakers this weekend. The two-day 53 km walk raised over $25,451.52 in support of cancer care at Belleville General Hospital. This is their highest fundraising total…

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Belleville General Hospital Foundation Celebrates a Record Setting Gala

Belleville General Hospital Foundation Celebrates a Record Setting Gala

Sep 22 — All the stars were out Saturday night for the Belleville General Hospital Foundation’s “A Night at the Oscar’s” Gala. Over 300 guests came out to mark the 20th anniversary event. It surpassed all other Gala’s by raising a record setting half a m…

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Regional Nuclear Medicine Campaign Gathers Momentum with A Major Boost from A Local Wine Producer

Regional Nuclear Medicine Campaign Gathers Momentum with A Major Boost from A Local Wine Producer

Sep 10 — Lanny and Catharine Huff have operated many businesses in the Quinte Region. They also know the importance of supporting Health care in the same community where they live and work. Over the last year, the Huffs have pledged $250,000 to projects at Bellevi…

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A Major Gift Helps Make New CT Scanners One Step Closer to Reality at BGH

A Major Gift Helps Make New CT Scanners One Step Closer to Reality at BGH

Sep 04 — The Walter Thomas Elliott Charitable Foundation recently donated $300,000 to the Belleville General Hospital Foundation. The money pledged will be used to help purchase two new cutting edge cameras within the Nuclear Medicine Department. With one in two p…

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$600,000+ Donation to Belleville General Hospital Foundation Benefits Many Local Residents

$600,000+ Donation to Belleville General Hospital Foundation Benefits Many Local Residents

Aug 26 —  Donald Bateman was a longtime farmer in Thurlow township and a member of the Masonic Lodge in Tweed. His wife Sarah “Irene” Bateman was a retired teacher with the Hastings County Board of Education. This couple made a significant difference everyday…

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Dr. Douglas A. MacIntosh

Dr. Douglas A. MacIntosh

Aug 15 — Today we are remembering a truly amazing person. Dr. Douglas A. MacIntosh was a pioneer in cancer care in our community. He founded the oncology clinic at BGH in 1972 which allowed patients in the Quinte Region to receive oncology care closer to home.  H…

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Royal Canadian Legion Branch 228 Stirling Gives Back to BGHF

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 228 Stirling Gives Back to BGHF

Aug 14 — Thank you to Royal Canadian Legion Branch 228 - Stirling for donating $1,000 from their November 2018 Poppy Campaign. Poppy Treasurer Vicki Bateman along with her grandaughter Daphne Carter dropped by BGHF to present Executive Director Steve Cook with a c…

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Freedom Ride for Health Raises Over $5000 for BGH

Freedom Ride for Health Raises Over $5000 for BGH

Aug 14 — Sunshine and Generous Cyclists Means a Great Fundraiser for the Belleville General Hospital Foundation.Over 60 cyclists took part in the first ever “Freedom Ride for Health” bike ride this past Saturday. The cyclists left from West Zwick’s Park – …

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Kids Who Care

Kids Who Care

Aug 06 — This amazing crew used the long weekend to raise funds for Belleville General Hospital. Sophie, Rachel and Tess set up a lemonade stand Saturday in Belleville. They said they were charging $1 but most people gave alot more when they found out it that the …

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