The Checkup - Spring 2017 - Page 2

Imperial Donates $ 250,000 to Palliative Care Suites project
Spring Fling a Swingin ’ Success !

Imperial Donates $ 250,000 to Palliative Care Suites project

L to R : Shane Harris , Imperial , Melanie Antoine NLHF Chair , Al Woods Alberta Health Services , Cindy Amerongen , Executive Director , Northern Lights Health Foundation
The Northern Lights Health Foundation ’ s Gratitude Campaign received another healthy boost on Thursday February 23 rd as representatives from Imperial , the Health Foundation , and Alberta Health Services ( AHS ) were on hand to publicly announce Imperial ’ s $ 250,000 donation to the campaign and specifically to the Palliative Care project . Executive Director Cindy Amerongen said “ We extend a sincere thank you to Imperial for their generous support of the Gratitude Campaign . Their contribution towards the long term health and wellness of families in the Wood Buffalo region is outstanding .”

Spring Fling a Swingin ’ Success !

Over 500 beautifully dressed guests gathered at Shell Place on Saturday March 18 th for the Northern Lights Health Foundation ’ s 30 th annual Spring Fling , presented by Syncrude Canada Ltd . The event ’ s swingin ’ theme was a hit with all and by the end of the evening , over $ 205,000 was raised for local healthcare !
Guests were entertained by Them Hot Olives , Generation Dance swing dancers , and DJ Q-Pid . Attendees enjoyed a spectacular buffet dinner , live and silent auctions , and a Gratitude Campaign update from the Health Foundation . To date , the Campaign has secured over $ 6.6 million in donations and pledges .
“ The Board really appreciates the opportunity to bring Health Foundation supporters together with the local health care team every March . In light of the current economic and post-wildfire conditions , we were overwhelmed with the number of companies and individuals who chose to invest in local health care through the event ,” says Melanie Antoine ,
Board Chair of the Northern Lights Health Foundation .
Spring Fling 2017 was a huge hit with attendees ; the live auction alone raised $ 58,500 . Guests competed for exciting packages such as The Ireland Golf Adventure Trip for Two , the Wood Buffalo Brewing Co . limited edition Beast Whiskey , and The New Orleans Jazz & Dining Trip for Two . The Silent Auction also had a new twist with select items offered through an online forum .
A special thank you to all of our sponsors and volunteers for helping us put on this great event again this year !
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Your Health Donations at Work Imperial Donates $250,000 to Palliative Care Suites project L to R: Shane Harris, Imperial, Melanie Antoine NLHF Chair, Al Woods Alberta Health Services, Cindy Amerongen, Executive Director, North- ern Lights Health Foundation The Northern Lights Health Foundation’s Gratitude Campaign received another healthy boost on Thursday February 23 rd as representatives from Imperial, the Health Foundation, and Alberta Health Services (AHS) were on hand to publicly announce Imperial’s $250,000 donation to the campaign and specifically to the Palliative Care project. Executive Director Cindy Amerongen said “We extend a sincere thank you to Imperial for their generous support of the Gratitude Campaign. Their contribution towards the long term health and wellness of families in the Wood Buffalo region is outstanding.” Spring Fling a Swingin’ Success! Over 500 beautifully dressed guests gathered at Shell Place on Saturday March 18 th for the Northern Lights Health Foundation’s 30 th annual Spring Fling, presented by Syncrude Canada Ltd. The event’s swingin’ theme was a hit with all and by the end of the evening, over $205,000 was raised for local healthcare! Guests were entertained by Them Hot Olives, Generation Dance swing dancers, and DJ Q-Pid. Attendees enjoyed a spectacular buffet dinner, live and silent auctions, and a Gratitude Campaign update from the Health Foundation. To date, the Campaign has secured over $6.6 million in donations and pledges. “The Board really appreciates the opportunity to bring Health Foundation supporters together with the local health care team every March. In light of the current economic and post-wildfire conditions, we were overwhelmed with the number of companies and individuals who chose to invest in local health care through the event,” says Melanie Antoine, Board Chair of the Northern Lights Health Foundation. 2 Our donors make a huge difference! Baby-Friendly Initiative First funded by the Health Foundation in 2012, the Baby-Friendly Initiative Wood Buffalo is another step closer to achieving the Baby-Friendly designation recognized by the Breastfeeding Committee of Canada and the World Health Organization. Breastfeeding rates in the Wood Buffalo region have been improving since the program started which is a sign that efforts to educate families, train staff and raise awareness are having a positive impact. Last November a Milk Bank drop site was opened in partnership with the Northstar Mothers Milk Bank in Calgary. Funding from the Health Foundation provided a freezer that is housed in the breastfeeding clinic at Public Health to store donated breastmilk. Northstar Mothers Milk Bank provides human donor milk to Neonatal Intensive Care Units throughout Alberta. Healthy Tools for Healthy Tots We are happy to announce that this program is well underway! Healthy Tools for Healthy Tots (HTHT) was launched in November 2016 and its goal is to help educate young children about the importance of healthy living, physical activity, literacy, and emotional well- being and mindfulness. The HTHT team, made up of four professionals from the Population, Public and Indigenous Health portfolio, aims to achieve this through the creation of fun interactive activities th Bv&RW6VBV7F66W726VbWF'( FƶG>( FRWB7FW2f"FRFV&RF6V7BvF6VG7FVFW'2&FW"FRV6W76'FV0B7&VFR6W2bFRFƶG2FVFWfVBFVƗfW"v&62F66&&G2F6&W0BFW27&rfƖr#rv2VvRBvFGFVFVW3FRƗfRV7FR&6VBCSSwVW7G06WFVBf"W6Fr6vW27V62FP&VBvbGfVGW&RG&f"GvFRv@'Vff'&Wvr6Ɩ֗FVBVFF&V7@v6WBFRWr&V2bFpG&f"GvFR6VBV7F6BWpGv7BvF6VV7BFV2ffW&VBF&VvƖPf'VFRDBFFfRv&fFR'FBƖFW7FrVF&w&֖rFB27W'&VFǒ6R662vB'VffF2&w&2W6VVB'GVGF&fFRVGV6FF2FV'VB&W6ƖVB6G&VBWVrFVvFVffV7FfRBvR&&FRv2FvR7G&W72BƗfRVFƗfW2&&vƖ6&V7@FR&&vƖ6&V7BgVFVB'fr6F66P#"w&VBWfV&W"#b7FWRFV6WB&&vƖ6f"22&VV7G'VVFFWfVr&w&0B'VFr&VF62FBVFvVW2VRg&f'@6WwF6Ɩv&WGFW"66W72FVF6W'f6W2F0F7FW^( 2&Bv&BFVF6FFRWF6W2bFP&w&W6VVFVBWV7FF2BFRƖ66F2rW&VB'Bb2W&F2FRvB'Vff&Vv7V6FRFbW"76'2@fVFVW'2f"VrW2WBF2w&VBWfV@vF2V"5$r#rDR4T4U7FWRFV6W@DR%DU$ĔtE2TDdTDD