The Villeneuve family is very hopeful about a lung disease research project at the Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute (TBRRI). It matters a lot to Sandra, Jason and Jeff because they lost their husband and father, Tony Villeneuve, to mesothelioma (cancer caused by asbestos exposure) in 2006, when diagnosis of the lung disease was difficult.
Crestview Public School's Grade 3 students learned how some babies born over the Christmas holidays will need specialized care at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC) because they are critically ill or were born prematurely. This provided students with an authentic, real-life writing experience and interest in making knitted hats for babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
“Are you thinking about quitting? Is it something you’d like to try?”
That’s how Veronica Proper, Inpatient Tobacco Cessation Research Nurse, starts conversations with inpatients at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC). “If I say ‘try’ it’s less intimidating.”
The Special Events department at the Health Sciences Foundation is hard at work planning our events for 2015. The Elekta Bachelors for Hope Charity Auction is right around the corner on Thursday, April 16. From there we will be moving into our busy golf season, which includes our ladies-only cardiac fundraiser, the ReMax Queen of Hearts Ladies Golf Classic, followed by the popular Bell Motorcycle Ride for Dad, which falls on the Saturday before Father’s Day every year. In the fall we present the always-inspiring Tbaytel Luncheon of Hope, and finish off the year with our annual gala, the Save a Heart Ball. For 2015, we are looking forward to making some new and exciting changes to our events to make them better than ever.