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2017 Tour de Guelph Riders

4th Annual Tour de Guelph: bigger, better, and greater impact!

The Foundation of Guelph General Hospital and the Rotary Clubs of Guelph South and Guelph Trillium are proud to announce that the event’s 706 riders, 48 sponsors and vendors, and 100+ volunteers, together, helped to make this event possible and to raise close to $100,000 for our community! An event of this magnitude takes a…

2017 FOH golfers on green

Fore Our Hospital 2017 raises $20,000!

On Monday June 5th, grey skies and a chilly north wind didn’t let our 82 golfers feel blue! Perhaps it was that their hearts and spirits were warmed by knowing that their participation helped raise $20,000 for better patient care at Guelph General Hospital.  “Our golf participants, volunteers and sponsors all contributed to the success…

Suzanne presents cheque to Hospital Chair

The Foundation reached a $50 million milestone in its 2016-17 fiscal year

Since The Foundation of Guelph General Hospital was founded in 1987, over 50 million dollars has been generously donated. Knowing that the tally was getting close to this milestone figure, The Foundation’s CEO, Suzanne Bone, had been keeping an eye on the numbers. It wasn’t until preparing the year-end financial statements and the annual fund…

Lynda Murray, FGGH Board Chair signing cheque

Over $2 Million transferred to Guelph General Hospital

Friday March 31, 2017 marked the end of the Foundation’s and the Hospital’s fiscal year. We were overflowing with gratitude on Tuesday March 28, 2017 as we transferred donated funds totaling $1,953,282.79 to the Hospital. This put the total funds transfer for the 2016-17 fiscal year to just over $2 million once added a $70,000…

Dr. Johnson Demonstrates the Cataract Microscope

New microscope helps eye surgeons see more clearly at Guelph General Hospital

Cataracts are the most common cause of vision loss in people over age 40 and are the principal cause of blindness in the world. Locally, Guelph General Hospital performs over 1,600 cataract surgeries a year. With the addition of a new state-of-the-art microscope thanks to a donation from the Lions Club of Guelph, ophthalmologists now…

BTB 2017 Dinning Hall

21st Annual Black Tie Bingo Raises $259,000

There is something truly special about Black Tie Bingo, The Foundation of Guelph General Hospital’s premier fundraising event. Most events have a 10-year life cycle before they need to be reinvented or replaced, but each and every year over its 21 years, Black Tie Bingo has experienced an ever increasing demand for tickets and continues…

Baby in panda warmer in SCN waiting for lab results

Circle of Life Votes for MALDI-TOF

MALDI-TOF is a laboratory procedure that will have great importance to patient care at our Hospital. This strange acronym stands for “matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization – time of flight.” Currently, if a patient is ill and an undetermined infection is suspected, a sample is taken (blood, urine, stool, etc.) and a lab technician then tries…

Preparing slide using the new lab tracker

New Arrivals Improve Patient Care at Guelph General Hospital

It certainly felt like Christmas at the Hospital with many donor-funded pieces of patient care equipment arriving over the holiday season… Anatomical Pathology tracking system: Each year at GGH, more than 10,000 tissue samples are produced and each one must go to the lab for testing. Our dedicated team have been working for more than…

Philanthropy Day 2016 Picture of donors in from of Donor Wall

Celebrating Philanthropy at our Hospital

National Philanthropy Day is a celebration of giving, volunteering and charitable engagement. It highlights the accomplishments of all those involved in these acts and the difference they make to our society and our world. On November 15th, National Philanthropy Day 2016, it was our distinct pleasure to host our annual Donor Wall Celebration to celebrate…

Runners running in the Thanksgiving Day Races

Michael Brodie is already in the lead in his first ever 5k run race

Like so many others who take up running, Michael too took up the sport as a way “to get more fit” and when he heard of the upcoming Thanksgiving Day Races, he decided that the timing was right for him to get out and give it a try. And when Michael learned that the Races…

FGGH Staff photo

New Faces at The Foundation of Guelph General Hospital

It’s been a busy few months with comings and goings at the Foundation. This past spring, we said good-bye to three staff members who decided to pursue new career opportunities. “It was certainly a big change! For a while, it was like we were back in the early 2000s with just Debbie, Linda and myself”…