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Our Hospital, Our StoriesA Speaking of Health Recap - Discussing how we can all work together to combat the opioid crisis

Royal Alex

Posted on: Dec 17, 2021

Recapping our latest Speaking of Health event held November 16th, "The Opioid Crisis: Partnering Around a Person-Centered Approach to Care" with Inspector Kellie Morgan of the EPS, Dr. Kathryn Dong, and parent-advocate Petra Schulz.

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Our Hospital, Our StoriesHopeful for the Holidays - A Year-End Message From Our CEO

Royal Alex

Posted on: Dec 16, 2021

Sharlene Rutherford reflects on this past year, the many things we have lost, but also what we have held on to—hope, compassion, and a community that truly cares about our health and happiness. Here's wishing everyone a safe and…

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Our Hospital, Our StoriesHockey Canada pledges portion of World Junior 50/50 proceeds toward Child and Adolescent Mental Health Unit at the Royal Alex

Royal Alex

Posted on: Dec 16, 2021

Press release: Hockey Canada has named the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation as the presenting sponsor of the IIHF World Juniors 2022 50/50 draw occurring December 17 – 23, 2021.

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Our Hospital, Our StoriesSpeaking of Health returns on November 16th with “The Opioid Crisis: Partnering Around a Person-Centered Approach to Care.”

Royal Alex

Posted on: Nov 03, 2021

Speaking of Health is a lecture series produced by the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation. The fall 2021 edition will be held on November 16th at 7 PM MST, with Chief Dale McFee; Dr. Kathryn Dong; and Petra Schulz, focusing on the…

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Our Hospital, Our StoriesBid & Benefit Returns With Another Successful Online Auction

Royal Alex

Posted on: Oct 27, 2021

Fall Bid & Benefit: Fall 2021 ran from October 15th - 23rd and raised $7500.

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Our Hospital, Our StoriesAnnouncing "Bridges to Better Care," the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation's 2020-2021 Annual Report

Royal Alex

Posted on: Oct 26, 2021

The Foundation has just released its latest annual report in the form of a fully digital experience, full of powerful stories—plus videos, animations, and audible quotes—around the power of donor support and the progress we’ve…

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Our Hospital, Our StoriesAmazon Canada donates $200,000 to support frontline healthcare workers and COVID-19 relief efforts

Royal Alex

Posted on: Oct 21, 2021

Press release: Amazon Canada donates $200,000 to support frontline healthcare workers and COVID-19 relief efforts at Royal Alexandra Hospital.

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Our Hospital, Our Stories"Outrun The Stigma" Surrounding Mental Health, Oct 18-24

Royal Alex

Posted on: Oct 15, 2021

This year's Outrun the Stigma run/walk will be held virtually from October 18 to October 24 and will support mental health treatment around the clock through the Royal Alexandra Hospital’s Access 24/7 team. Register now!

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Our Hospital, Our StoriesDonors Making A Difference For Frontline Healthcare Workers

Royal Alex

Posted on: Oct 05, 2021

Thanks to the generous, overwhelming response from our donors, we were able to create a temporary Staff Rest Area for Royal Alexandra Hospital frontline care providers who need a place for quiet and composure.

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Stories With VisionRemembering Norman Rousseau: A recollection by Sharlene Rutherford

Eye Institute

Posted on: Oct 04, 2021

Sharlene Rutherford, President and CEO of the foundation, recounts her experience meeting Norman Rousseau, an unassuming gentleman who hand-delivered a significant donation and also left a substantial gift to the foundation in his…

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Stories of HopeReflecting on Harvest Celebration 2021

Lois Hole Hospital for Women

Posted on: Sep 29, 2021

On September 18th, 2021, Harvest Celebration returned for its 11th year to raise funds the Lois Hole Hospital for Women. And what a stellar presentation it was!

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Stories With VisionNorman Rousseau’s generosity brought his family closer together

Eye Institute

Posted on: Sep 27, 2021

When Norman Rousseau passed away, he left a legacy gift through his will. Through just one powerful gesture, he touched the lives of so many—and brought a new sense of pride to his family.

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Our Hospital, Our StoriesBreathing Easier Thanks to Sam Mraiche and MHCare Medical

Royal Alex

Posted on: Sep 07, 2021

Press release: The Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation recently became the recipient of a significant gift from Sam Mraiche and his company, MHCare Medical. Foundation staff joined Sam and team at a cheque ceremony to honour his generosity.

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Stories of HopeBarenaked Ladies to Headline Harvest Celebration 2021

Lois Hole Hospital for Women

Posted on: Sep 03, 2021

The beloved Canadian band will take the stage for the 11th annual fundraiser in support of the Lois Hole Hospital for Women, airing exclusively on CTV Edmonton at 5pm on September 18th.

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Our Hospital, Our StoriesInternational Overdose Awareness Day 2021: Breaking Down the Stigma of Drug-Related Death

Royal Alex

Posted on: Aug 31, 2021

Yesterday, August 31st, 2021, was International Overdose Awareness Day the world’s largest annual campaign to raise awareness and end the stigma that surrounds drug-related death.

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Our Hospital, Our StoriesEasing anxieties around lifting restrictions: mental health advice from Access 24/7

Royal Alex

Posted on: Aug 30, 2021

While many have been excited about the lifting of certain restrictions, anxiety can follow close behind. The Royal Alex Hospital Foundation would like to remind everyone that the Access 24/7 service centre exists to assist with mental…

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Our Hospital, Our Stories"Research 101" - Getting to Know the Women and Children’s Health Research Institute

Royal Alex

Posted on: Aug 13, 2021

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.

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Our Hospital, Our StoriesDr. Maria Ospina: Digging into data, disrupting unhealthy patterns

Royal Alex

Dr. Maria Ospina
Posted on: Aug 05, 2021

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.

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Our Hospital, Our StoriesA look back: Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation recognizes ten-year anniversary of historic Kilimanjaro Climb for hips and knees

Royal Alex

Posted on: Aug 05, 2021

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.

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Stories of HopeEdmonton Elks event raises funds for ovarian cancer research

Lois Hole Hospital for Women

Posted on: Jul 19, 2021

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.

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