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Pointe-Claire (Quebec) – April 21st, 2020 – 
Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation has focused its efforts on supporting medical teams in their fight against COVID-19. To protect you and those around you, we need to keep our hospital equipped and ready. Given that this pandemic has greatly impacted all of our fundraising initiatives, our ability to respond is compromised. To address this issue, the Board of Directors has made a collective commitment to match every donation until May 1, up to a maximum of $20,000. We urge the community to take advantage of this offer and double their impact by making an online donation today.

The needs are critical and constantly evolving. More than ever, we are appealing to the generosity of our entire community to support our medical teams who are facing this unprecedented situation. That’s why between April 20, and May 1, the Board of Directors will match every dollar donated. For example, if you donate $10, the Foundation will receive $20! Every contribution is important, no amount is too small.

The funds raised during our COVID-19 Response Campaign will go towards to purchase of extra personal protection equipment (PPE) such as protective hoods for intubation, protective eyewear and thousands of washable gowns. As well, to avoid unnecessary circulation within the hospital and ensure faster medical imaging analysis, doctors are in need of iPad tablets. The situation is evolving hourly, and we need to adapt fast to our changing reality.

“This time of year is usually a flurry of activity between fundraising events and mailings to our donors. Due to the pandemic, it is impossible for us to carry on with our regular activities, and therefore we are faced with a significant financial shortfall, explains Heather Holmes, Managing Director of the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation. “While looking for solutions, the generous individuals who sit on our Board of Directors really took the matter to heart and rallied to match donations. I am both very touched and proud that our Board members lead by example, and understand how important it is to equip our hospital for us all.” Adds Mrs. Holmes

The time is now to help provide critical emergency care. The medical teams who work at the Lakeshore General Hospital have always been there for us and now it’s our turn to be there for them.  Together, ça va bien aller!

Annual Partners: The Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation would like to thank the following for signing on as official partners and supporting the Foundation in its mission: Desjardins, Air Canada Rouge, Montreal Gazette, Groupe Spinelli, Scotia Bank, The Suburban, West Island Blog, Ask Mama MOE, Bayshore HealthCare, BC 360, Catsys, Centre Dentaire Lakeshore , Château Dollard, Château Vaudreuil, Check6 Media, Cités Nouvelles, Clark Group Realty, Club Piscine Pierrefonds, Cocotte Films Inc., Duke & Devine’s, évoilà5 Pointe-Claire, Kim McKay Fitness, LONO.APP, Mauve Mango Creations Inc., Montreal Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel, Medicom, Pharmaprix Simplement Santé Lakeshore/MedEquip, Plaza Pointe-Claire, RBC, Terranian Productions, The People Guru, TWMG Inc. Financial Services and West Island Mommies.

About the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation:
Founded in 1964, the Foundation’s mandate is to collect the necessary funds to improve patient care at the Lakeshore General Hospital. In this way, it contributes to the purchase of state-of- the-art equipment, major structural renovations, and assists in supporting programs and specialized training for the professional staff, providing funding to initiatives not supported by the government.