Our Fundraising Events
The Annual Gala
The Annual Foundation Gala is our signature black- tie fundraising event, made possible by the extraordinary generosity of individuals and businesses across the community. The event includes a cocktail reception, gourmet dinner, DJ, silent and live auctions, games and much more.
Since its inception 20 years ago, thousands of guests have waived their paddles to raise millions of dollars towards the purchase of essential medical equipment for Belleville General Hospital. In 2019 the Annual Gala raised a record $586,000, with over $387,000 on the night going towards our Nuclear Medicine appeal.
Fairways for Fractures Golf Day
Golfers hit the links at Black bear Ridge in 2019 for our first ever Fractures for Fairways golf event. The tournament raised funds, through sponsors and players to help facilitate the renovation of Belleville General Hospital’s Fracture Clinic. As the hospital’s busiest clinic, seeing over 13,000 patients per year, this forms one of QHC’s priority capital projects in the short term. The BGH Foundation has committed to a $375,000 pledge for the new build, hoping to leverage support from the Provincial government to assist with the expansion.
Expanding the facility will see accommodation for 6 surgeons and 2 ortho techs, allowing for efficient traffic flow thanks to dedicated entry points between examining rooms.
Thanks to last year’s participants and sponsors we raised a fantastic $88,250 on the day.
The $50 Challenge
The $50 Challenge is about local companies and community groups using business skills or innovative ideas to generate as much money as possible within a 3 month window. Kicking off on March 1st each year, it is a fantastic opportunity to engage with staff, customers or peers, while working together as a team.
At our Launch Party, we throw down the gauntlet to the community. It’s up to you to fundraise, invest, run or organize your way to the biggest profit possible before the start of June. Past participants love the team building and entrepreneurial spirit, coupled with a little friendly rivalry.
There are some fantastic benefits to any business wanting to get involved, which include the following:
- Increased awareness of your business
- Enhanced engagement and involvement from your staff, boosting team morale and enthusiasm
- Fun PR and social media opportunities. Don’t forget to use #BGHF50CHALLENGE
- Network with other businesses at our Launch Party
- The Challenge can help to fulfill your Corporate Social Responsibility objectives.
- Increased opportunity to engage with clients, customers and suppliers.
- Most importantly, help purchase new medical equipment for your local hospital.
That’s not all! The first $10,000 raised is matched dollar for dollar by Guernsey Team Real Estate. Contact our Fundraising Events Officer Ingrid Moore at email@example.com or 613 969 7400 ext 2612.
Gaetane Harvey Memorial Walk
The Gaetane Harvey Memorial Walk is a little event with a big heart. Created in 2015 by 3 sisters in memory of their mother, the 53km walk represents the number of years Gaetane blessed the earth with her love laughter and kindness. The event was born from a passion to improve Cancer Care at the Belleville General Hospital, with proceeds going into our oncology drug fund. With 1 in 3 Canadians now diagnosed with cancer within their lifetime, this event is an invaluable feature in our calendar, helping to replenish the funds available for life saving drugs for our sickest of patients.
Please join my sisters and I on Saturday, September 25th and Sunday, September 26th, 2021 for The Gaetane Harvey Memorial Walk. A 53 KM walk through the streets of Belleville over the course of two days while raising funds to improve cancer care at Belleville General Hospital.
The Gaetane Harvey Memorial Walk was created in memory of our mother, Gaetane Harvey. A 53 KM walk, 1 KM for each year this earth was blessed with her love, laughter and kindness. My sisters and I lost our mother on January 30th, 2006 after a brief but hard fought battle against breast cancer. Her passing has fueled my passion to fundraise and so with the support of my sisters and family the Gaetane Harvey Memorial Walk was created. But this walk isn’t just about her. It is has grown into much more than that, it has grown with each walker that has registered and shared their own stories. We ask others to join our walk; in memory of a loved one who has passed, in support of a loved one who is going through cancer treatment or in celebration of a loved one who has survived this terrible disease.
The Gaetane Harvey Memorial Walk is a little event with a BIG heart! It is a community of people coming together, strangers becoming friends, feet on pavement, kilometers logged, funds being raised and making a difference no matter how big or small. We celebrate the lives of so many people that have been touched by cancer. I hope this walk empowers others to turn their grief, sadness or helplessness into something beautiful and meaningful.
Please join Gee’s Girls to help improve cancer care right here in our own community.
Thank you for your support,
The Annual Freedom Ride for Health
Freedom Ride For Health is an inclusive cycling event with options for the serious and recreational rider. As a family friendly occasion the Freedom Ride For Health is meant to encourage exercise while raising awareness and money to help purchase priority medical equipment at QHC Belleville General Hospital.
Contact our Fundraising Events Officer Ingrid Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org or 613 969 7400 ext 2612.