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Stories of Hope"Celebrate Mom and Support Women's Health" with Mother's Day flowers from Save-On-Foods

Lois Hole Hospital for Women

Posted on: May 04, 2021

Save-On-Foods' "Bunches of Love" campaign will again benefit the Lois Hole Hospital for Women, donating proceeds from the purchase of Mother's Day flowers from May 6-12th.

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Stories of HopeA letter from heart patient Cynthia Culhane

Lois Hole Hospital for Women

Posted on: May 03, 2021

Calgary heart patient Cynthia Culhane pens a personal letter to her fellow community members on the importance of acknowledging the gaps in women's health and women's health research, and how more support is needed to address them.

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Stories of HopeProgress to bet on, from the inaugural “Bid & Benefit” online auction

Lois Hole Hospital for Women

Posted on: Apr 16, 2021

“Bid & Benefit” is the new online auction series launched by the Lois Hole Hospital Women’s Society. The first inaugural event ran from April 1st - 11th and raised nearly $7,000!

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Stories of HopeU of A researchers push scientific boundaries, overcome stigma so women don’t have to ‘suffer in silence’

Lois Hole Hospital for Women

Posted on: Apr 07, 2021

More than 140 researchers are working on women, children’s and perinatal medicine through WCHRI at the U of A, supported by the Alberta Women’s Health Foundation and others.

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Stories of HopeAlberta takes lead role in Canada-wide initiative to raise awareness, funds for women’s health research

Lois Hole Hospital for Women

Posted on: Apr 07, 2021

Women’s Health Collective Canada will support research to fill knowledge gaps and meet women’s unique health needs, along with public education and advocacy.

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Stories of HopeAWHF attracting attention in Calgary

Lois Hole Hospital for Women

Posted on: Apr 07, 2021

Calgary’s 660 News recently interviewed AWHF’s Sharlene Rutherford about the launch of the new foundation.

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Stories of HopeAWHF Women’s Health Panel on Real Talk podcast show

Lois Hole Hospital for Women

Posted on: Mar 10, 2021

Following the official launch on International Women’s Day, three key healthcare leaders representing the AWHF joined Ryan Jespersen on his podcast show, Real Talk, to discuss the gaps we need to address in women’s health.

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Stories of HopeAlberta Women’s Health Foundation officially launches and unveils new campaign

Lois Hole Hospital for Women

Posted on: Mar 08, 2021

Launching officially on International Women's Day, the Alberta Women's Health Foundation is holding a virtual press conference and unveiling its launch campaign, #RefocusTheResearch. 

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Our Hospital, Our StoriesLooking Back and Stepping Forward: Alberta's One-Year Anniversary of COVID-19

Royal Alex

Posted on: Mar 05, 2021

The Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation looks back and steps forward, capturing a moment of quiet remembrance to recognize the one-year anniversary of the first case of COVID-19 in Alberta.

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Stories With HeartHeart Month: Shining a Light on CK Hui’s Indigenous Heart Health Initiative

CK Hui

Maskwacis Health Services, location of one of the three cardiology clinics
Posted on: Feb 26, 2021

This Heart Month, we’re shining a light on one program, two cardiologists, three Indigenous communities, and ten years of excellent cardiovascular care.

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Stories With HeartHeart Month: Three years, two stents, one wise perspective

CK Hui

Charles Park on his skis
Posted on: Feb 24, 2021

Retired farmer Charles Park reflects on the stent surgery he had at the CK Hui Centre nearly three years ago, and the perspective he’s gained as time has passed.

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Our Hospital, Our StoriesThis Saturday Is 2021’s ‘Coldest Night of the Year’

Royal Alex

Posted on: Feb 18, 2021

The Coldest Night of the Year is an event that supports Edmontonians experiencing homelessness, hurt, and hunger. Hosted by the Bissell Centre, the walk/run will be held virtually so that participants can join safely from anywhere.

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Stories With HeartWear Red on Feb 13th to Support Women's Heart Health

CK Hui

Posted on: Feb 11, 2021

Cardiovascular diseases in women are under-studied, under-diagnosed, and under-treated, but largely preventable. Please join us in wearing red Saturday, February 13th for Wear Red Canada Day, a national event to raise awareness for…

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Stories of Hope‘Raise Some Help’ For Canada’s Women at the 2021 Run For Women

Lois Hole Hospital for Women

Posted on: Feb 08, 2021

The next Run For Women event will again be held virtually. Sign up and walk/run anywhere, anytime, between July 4-11 to support Canadian women—a group that has been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Our Hospital, Our StoriesMental Health Matters, 24/7

Royal Alex

Posted on: Jan 28, 2021

The Addiction and Mental Health Access 24/7 service centre has remained fully operational throughout the pandemic and has an important reminder for Albertans who may have concerns regarding mental health and/or addiction: don't be…

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Our Hospital, Our StoriesRoyal Alex Hospital Foundation Named One of Alberta’s Top Employers 2021

Royal Alex

Staff from the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation, pictured at 2019's annual Harvest Celebration fundraiser.
Posted on: Jan 26, 2021

The Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation has today received the honour of being one of Alberta’s Top Employers for 2021, lauded for its progressive employee support programs, forward thinking, and ability to navigate uncertain times.

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Our Hospital, Our StoriesIntroducing the Women’s Health Collective Canada

Royal Alex

Posted on: Jan 19, 2021

A collaboration between three of Canada’s leading women’s health foundations

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Stories of HopeDr. Maria-Beatriz Ospina awarded a Canada Research Chair

Lois Hole Hospital for Women

Women's health researcher, Dr. Maria-Beatriz Ospina
Posted on: Jan 11, 2021

WCHRI’s Dr. Maria-Beatriz Ospina has just been named as a new Canadian Research Chair for her work in untangling the complexities of several of the world’s deadliest diseases within perinatal life stages.

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Our Hospital, Our Stories"COVID and I" - Jerrold's Story

Royal Alex

Jerrold Lemko, while in the Royal Alexandra Hospital's ICU.
Posted on: Jan 06, 2021

65-year-old Vegreville town councillor Jerrold Lemko shared the story of his experience with COVID over the holiday season on social media, and continues to share his appreciation for those who saved his life.

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Our Hospital, Our StoriesAn End-of-Year Message of Gratitude from Board Chair Dr. Zaheer Lakhani

Royal Alex

Dr. Lakhani, Board Chair of the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation
Posted on: Dec 27, 2020

Dr. Zaheer Lakhani, Board Chair of the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation, shares our collective appreciation, gratitude and respect for our hospital workers on the front line, leading the fight and giving us all hope—and the donors…

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