The Discovery Health Care Foundation is extremely appreciative of the many volunteers and donors who contributed to make our Annual Discovery Health Care Foundation / Eastlink Telethon a huge success. You helped raise $32,345 towards our Mental Health Campaign and towards 2 Cuddle Beds for the Dr. G.B. Cross Memorial Hospital. Special thanks to our Corporate Sponsor - Eastlink. Thank you to Cory Lawrence, Chelsea Jacobs & Mitch Corbett of Eastlink who produced our Telethon, Craig Pond for helping out on camera, Eastlink Event Centre staff and Eastlink for providing the phone lines. A very special thank you to Frank Newcombe and Brad Simmonds for organizing the singers and sound system; Richard Churchill for hosting the entertainment and accepting presentations, you all did a fantastic job as always; thanks to all our entertainers – Gary Hart, Darren Seward, Terry Seward, Richard Churchill, Mikayla Little, Harve Bishop, Grant Pelley & Kira Skinner, Joe Whiffen, Sophia Sheppard, Don Stead, Don Hillier, Bob Greenland & George Coward, Stephen Best & Leeland Wareham - it was great listening to all of you; thank you to all our committee members; Lions Clubs representatives from Arnold’s Cove, Sunnyside, Come By Chance, Bonavista, Port Union, Port Rexton, Fort Point, Southwest Arm, Bloomfield / Musgravetown, Clarenville & Random; thank you to Bonavista Lions and their volunteers for setting up in Bonavista taking pledges, we greatly appreciate it; all volunteers who helped out on the day of, we could never do it without you (I’m not going to try and name everybody because I’m afraid I would miss someone) - Dr. G.B. Cross Memorial Hospital Auxiliary for helping out on the phones and mailing; Bell Aliant Pioneers – Fort Point Lions & Random Lions; thanks to our hosts – Kevin Parsons – Chair of the Foundation, Bruce Mercer – Vice Chair, board member – Clare Halleran, Elaine Warren, VP Clinical Services for Eastern Health, Loretta Ryan, Fred Best, Richard Churchill, Rev. Edison Wiltshire, Clarenville Mayor Frazer Russell, Bonavista Mayor John Norman; Thank you to all our donors, without you this would not be possible. We will be posting photos and presentations on our facebook page - Discovery Health Care Foundation. It’s never too late to make a donation, just visit our facebook page and follow the “Donate” link.
Lions Clubs that were unable to present on the day were:
Arnold's Cove - $100
Come By Chance - $100
Bloomfield/Musgravetown - $500
Fort Point - $200
Sunnyside - $250
Port Rexton - $500
Royal Canadian Legion Bonavista - $100
“Thank you for helping all of us stay healthy and happy”!