Each year during the month of September or October, the Dr. Charles L. LeGrow Health Centre Foundation in conjunction with Stingray Radio, organizes the annual Radiothon that is broadcast over the local radio station, VOCM (96.7 FM / 97.7 FM.) All proceeds are in aid of priority medical equipment.
The Radiothon has become the largest annual public appeal to raise funds. The event encompasses one full day from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. of on-air time over three radio stations in our region (VOCM IN Corner Brook, Stephenville and Port aux Basques), and is hosted by Stingray Radio.
The actual broadcast requires the assistance of many volunteers throughout the region as well as Stingray Radio staff, who along with the volunteers, prepare for the annual event months in advance and go well and beyond the call of duty. The Radiothon continues to be the major fundraising public appeal for the Dr. Charles L. LeGrow Health Centre Foundation.
Radiothon 2021 will be taking place on September 29, 2021.
During Radiothon 2019, the Dr. Charles L. LeGrow Health Centre Foundation raised money to purchase a new wheelchair accessible bus for our Long Term Care residents and our Adult Day Support Program clients. Some Foundation members and some of the Recreation Therapy staff at LeGrow Health Centre are pictured above with the new bus. Thanks for your continued support which enables the Foundation to make donations like this one to our hospital!
Radiothon 2017 took place on Friday, September 29, 2017. This year the money raised was to purchase a Pyxis MedStation System and a BiPAP machine for our local hospital.
The Pyxis MedStation System went live February 20, 2018. Pictured below, Pharmacist Kathy Fillier, Pharmacy Technician Samantha MacDonald, Acute Care Nurse Amy Taylor, and Pharmacy Technician Student Rebecca Downey with the new Pyxis MedStation.
Thank you for your generous support in previous years, and again this year.
Tree of Love - Tuesday, December 21st, 2021 at 7 p.m.
Each year during the Christmas season a tree is set up in the main lobby of the Dr. Charles L. LeGrow Health Centre and decorated with bulbs purchased in memory of loved ones. Adjacent to the tree is a Book of Remembrance in which all the names are placed. Just days prior to Christmas a special carol and memorial service will be held in the lobby of the Health Centre for the lighting of the bulbs. As with so many other changes due to COVID-19 restrictions, our Tree of Love service has also been impacted. Therefore, this year the service will held virtually, not in person. We will broadcast the full service over Facebook Live. Our Facebook group is "Dr. Charles L. LeGrow Health Centre Foundation".
Minimum donation of $10. Envelopes are available at Bank of Montreal, Scotia Bank, Leading Edge Credit Union, The Medicine Cabinet, and various other locations around town and in the Codroy Valley. All proceeds will go towards the cost of much needed medical equipment for our hospital.
The Dr. Charles L. LeGrow Health Centre has established a “Memory Wall” in the lobby of the Health Centre; that will be dedicated to the memory of departed loved ones.
One of our avenues of fundraising for the Foundation is through our Memorium Fund. All donations are acknowledged both to the donor and the affected family of the departed.
Donations now made to the Foundation through the Memorium Fund will also be reflected in this way by the installation of a plaque with the name of the deceased for whom the donation was made.
Only donations made to the Foundation through the Memorium Fund will be reflected on this wall. Pledges and donations made through projects such as the Annual Radiothon and the Tree of Love will not be included.
The protocol for placing a plaque on the wall will be as follows:
1. The Memory Wall will be in memoriam of those that have departed.
2. Upon receipt of a minimum monetary donation of $25.00 in memory of the departed loved one a plaque will be placed on the memory wall. This plaque will measure 3” x 1” and will contain the name, year of birth and year of death of the departed.
3. Only one plaque will be placed on the wall regardless of the number of individual donations received in memory of the departed person.
4. A volunteer Foundation member will be responsible to:
- Provide a receipt to the donor.
- If the donation comes from someone other than family, a notification will be sent to the departed person’s family through an acknowledgement card if an address is available.
- Order and arrange the application of the plaques to the Memory wall.
5. Effective Date: May 13, 2014
In 1995, A big barrel was located in the lobby of the Dr. Charles L. LeGrow Health Centre and residents of the South West Coast deposit their loose coin into it. In 1997, a tractor was used (due to its weight) to transport the barrell of money to the local bank of Montreal for counting $2,080.77 was deposited which consisted mainly of pennies. Since then, we have made small deposits from the barrell consisting of $120.00, $311.00, $611.26, $497.40 and $1,360 (for a grand total of $4,979.73).