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Stories of HopeProudly Supporting WCHRI’s 13th Annual Research Day - Nov 4th

Lois Hole Hospital for Women

Dr. Cara Tannenbaum, Research Day's keynote presenter.
Posted on: Nov 04, 2020

Every year the Women and Children’s Health Research Institute (WCHRI) spends a day sharing its latest research in women’s health. This year’s first-ever virtual version on November 4th offered attendees a new way to engage with…

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Our Hospital, Our StoriesFirst Virtual Speaking of Health Series Sells Out!

Royal Alex

Speaking of Health logo with a 'sold out' sign
Posted on: Nov 03, 2020

The first-ever Speaking of Health virtual lecture "Managing Our Mental Health in Uncertain Times" was a massive success, selling out all 500 registration spots! Thank you to those who attended and made this special program a reality.

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Stories of HopeCICW: Our Little Miracle

Lois Hole Hospital for Women

A tiny baby hooked up to multiple tubes, wearing a white hat that says
Posted on: Oct 28, 2020

Canadian Intensive Care Week is October 25-31. Sam Hodgins shares the story of her daughter’s premature birth and resulting 117-day stay in the NICU. Sam wanted to shine a light on the world of “micro-preemies” and give other…

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Our Hospital, Our StoriesCICW: Headed Home to Hinton

Royal Alex

Travis Caplette along with his wife and daughter.
Posted on: Oct 26, 2020

Canadian Intensive Care Week is Oct 25-31. ICU patient Travis Caplette wished to share his appreciation with the nurses and staff who treated him at the Royal Alex and to let others know to "have faith in the hospital and the staff.…

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Our Hospital, Our StoriesSpeaking of Health free lecture series returns virtually Oct 29th

Royal Alex

Posted on: Oct 22, 2020

Speaking of Health is a lecture series sponsored by The Robbins Foundation Canada. The fall 2020 edition, Oct 29th at 7 PM MST, will feature comedian Jessica Holmes, infectious diseases expert Dr. Lynora Saxinger and the Foundation’s…

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Stories of HopeJoin us for BRA Day on October 21st

Lois Hole Hospital for Women

Posted on: Oct 15, 2020

Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day is an annual event that provides credible, unbiased information about breast reconstruction as a result of breast cancer. Part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, this year's event is virtual.

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Stories of HopeAnnual Baby Memorial to be held October 18th

Lois Hole Hospital for Women

A teddy bear memento.
Posted on: Oct 13, 2020

In honour of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, Alberta Health Services and Covenant Health Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Program are once again organizing the “Remembering Our Losses” memorial for parents who have…

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Stories of HopeOctober is Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month

Lois Hole Hospital for Women

Posted on: Oct 08, 2020

In recognition of Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month, Ryan and Chantal Denis share the story of their loss as well as the care and support they received along the way.

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Stories of HopeAlberta Women’s Health Foundation launches

Lois Hole Hospital for Women

Posted on: Oct 05, 2020

The Alberta Women’s Health Foundation (AWHF) has recently launched as an extension of the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation. The AWHF is a new fundraising initiative that will further support the advancement of care and research…

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Our Hospital, Our StoriesPrudence and patience during a pandemic

Royal Alex

Posted on: Sep 29, 2020

Ensuring the maximum impact of our donors’ generous contributions is always top of mind. And so we lead with prudence.

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Our Hospital, Our StoriesSeptember 30th is Orange Shirt Day

Royal Alex

Posted on: Sep 28, 2020

Orange Shirt Day began in 2013 as a way for people to recognize and honour the Indigenous children who were sent away to residential schools in Canada as well as show one’s commitment to learning more about the history of those…

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Stories of HopeCelebrating ten years of the Lois Hole Hospital for Women

Lois Hole Hospital for Women

Posted on: Sep 28, 2020

The Lois Hole Hospital for Women opened ten years ago. There have been many achievements for our community to be proud of – and many more to come.

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Stories of HopeLooking back at Harvest Celebration 2020, the first-ever virtual edition of the fundraiser

Lois Hole Hospital for Women

Posted on: Sep 23, 2020

Harvest Celebration looked a bit different this year. Held virtually for the first time, the annual fundraiser for the Lois Hole Hospital for Women aired on September 19th, 2020, and featured a star-studded lineup.

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Our Hospital, Our StoriesGive a Breath first virtual walk/run breathes life into lung cancer detection and research

Royal Alex

Posted on: Aug 12, 2020

This year's virtual Give a Breath 5k walk/run brought together 136 registrants from around the globe all in the name of lung cancer research.

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Our Hospital, Our StoriesForward with Peace

Royal Alex

Posted on: Jul 14, 2020

On June 15 the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation welcomed Amy Loewan to the hospital with a gift of art that could not have come at a better time.

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Our Hospital, Our StoriesCelebrating One Year of Access 24/7

Royal Alex

Posted on: Jul 13, 2020

June 17, 2020, marked the one year anniversary of doors opening at Access 24/7 Mental Health and Addiction Services. We are proud to share the impact your generosity has made over the past year.

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Our Hospital, Our StoriesFull House Lottery 2020 a Sell Out Success

Royal Alex

Posted on: Jun 23, 2020

Through professional care and groundbreaking research, the Royal Alexandra and University Hospitals support the most patients in Edmonton. Thank you ticket buyers for making this year a smashing success.

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Our Hospital, Our StoriesText4Hope expands to cancer and addictions support

Royal Alex

Posted on: Jun 08, 2020

Thanks to the support of the Mental Health Foundation, the Text4Hope program is proud to introduce its two new branches: Text4Hope-Addiction Support and Text4Hope-Cancer Care.

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Our Hospital, Our StoriesSafely saving COVID-19 samples for research

Royal Alex

Posted on: Jun 02, 2020

The Royal Alexandra Hopsital Foundation is proud to partner with other local health foundations to build a safe biorepository to preserve COVID-19 samples long-term, to support world-class medical research in combatting COVID-19.

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Our Hospital, Our StoriesFoundation Set to Clear the Air Around Lung Cancer this November

Royal Alex

Posted on: May 12, 2020

The Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation is dedicated to raising lung cancer awareness and critical funds to support lung cancer research and treatment. Learn why Dr. Ken Stewart, lead for the Alberta Thoracic Oncology Program believes…

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