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Funded by AWHF, the Women and Children’s Health Research Institute is Canada's only research institute dedicated to women's, children's and perinatal health. Check out this WCHRI "Research 101" to better understand their work.
AWHF-supported WCHRI researcher Dr. Maria Ospina discusses how social and environmental factors affect long-term health—and what can be done to change the outcome.
Ten years ago this week, a team of 37 embarked on a life-changing fundraising expedition to support the Orthopedic Surgery Centre. Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, they raised an amazing $1 M that continues to have an impact today.
This year, the Edmonton Elks annual fundraiser featured an online 50/50 that raised over $25,000 for the Edmonton Elks Women’s Ovarian Cancer Research Endowment and Alberta Women's Health Foundation.
Another successful year for an amazing program—the 2021 Run For Women raised over $250,000 in total for women’s mental health programs across the country!
A massive effort from donors means the Lois Hole Hospital will install the OBIX Perinatal Interface System in November, allowing high-risk pregnant women from all over to access LHHW doctors and monitoring remotely in real-time.
Shining a light on the new research chair, Dr. Lee, supported by the Edmonton Elks Women’s Ovarian Cancer Research Endowment, as well as the team’s online 50/50 fundraiser launching for one day only on Monday, June 28th.
This year's Give A Breath 5k walk/run brought in more than $25,000, with the three year total reaching over $100,000!!! Huge thank you to our donors and everyone who chose to show their support for lung cancer research.
Press release: Edmonton’s James H. Brown & Associates makes first donation to newly named fund in support of women’s health research at WCHRI at Lois Hole Hospital for Women and the University of Alberta.
We all have different reasons for running in the 2021 Run For Women from Shoppers Drug Mart Love You, with each one as important as the next. Here, we are sharing our participants responses to the question, "Why do YOU run?"
On behalf of our partners at WCHRI, we invite you to participate in "Learning Session: Developing meaningful research partnerships with Indigenous communities," a free webinar happening this Wednesday, June 30th, from 12:00 PM to…
The Royal Alexandra Hospital is the first in nation to use new technology in ICU—the Q-NRG+ metabolic monitor—optimizing nutrition for all high-risk patients, including COVID-19 patients.
Five years ago, it was a first of its kind. Now, the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation and UCalgary Nursing have once again come together to renew the Lois Hole Hospital for Women Cross-Provincial Chair in Women’s Mental Health…
In this story, an active woman suffers a traumatic heart event despite her active lifestyle. She represents one of the 300 Albertan women each year whose symptoms go unrecognized and, after a visit to the ER, are later readmitted…
In the ten years that the CK Hui has been open, the centre has seen 20,500 inpatients and admitted over 9,500 patients to the Cardiac ICU, inserting over 21,500 PCIs (stents). This story tells the tale of one such patient.
"The Hope Box" is a brand new partnership with incredible female-owned local businesses supporting women’s health, with all proceeds benefiting the Lois Hole Hospital Women's Society. Get yours today!
The CK Hui opened ten years ago, thanks to donors. This story tells the tale of an Indigenous man who is representative of the statistic that Indigenous peoples are at a 50% higher risk of cardiovascular diseases than the general…
CP donated $18,000 to the CK Hui for the purchase of a new LUCAS automated chest compression device. The device performs consistent, effective CPR which assists COVID-19 patients, reduces risks for care providers, and removes delays.
Thanks to the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation and enthusiasm around recent 50/50s, EOCF was able to donate $2.2 million to Operation Frontline Impact!
Through an historical $3.5 million fundraising campaign, donors made the acquisition of an incredible new PET/CT scanner a reality for Royal Alex staff and patients. We at the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation could not be more…