Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation to Celebrate National Philanthropy Day by Saying Thank You

SYDNEY, N.S – On November 15th and 16th, the Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation will say “thank you” to donors as part of the National Philanthropy Day initiative.

Often, at this time of year, people receive calls from marketers looking to sell a product or ask for information. The Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation will instead be calling to simply say “Thank You”. National Philanthropy Day is a day to recognize the giving spirit and show appreciation to those who give back. “Giving back is one way we can truly support our own community,” says Glen Brann, Chair of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation’s Board of Directors. “We just want to thank people who make the conscious decision strengthen healthcare at home, by making donations.” 

The Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation is taking the opportunity to say thank you to donors on National Philanthropy Day and talk to them about how important their generosity to the community and the hospital is – during the holidays and all year round.

“Our staff and members of our Board of Directors will be sitting down to call donors throughout the two days,” explains Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation CEO, Brad Jacobs. “We are grateful for the support our donors give to us all year round – so this is an opportunity for us to let them know that we are thinking of them, while sharing the impact their gifts have made in our community.”

The Foundation plans to call several hundred donors on National Philanthropy Day. They will also be serving a celebratory cake to hospital staff at the Regional Hospital in the morning to thank them for their dedication to healthcare in Cape Breton.

Media are welcome to attend the Thank-a-thon for any pictures or to obtain quotes from Hospital Foundation staff, Board members and other volunteers.

Since 1992, the Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation, in partnership with the community has raised more than $38 million to purchase equipment, and fund upgrades at the Regional Hospital. This has dramatically reduced wait times and provided an increased menu of services – closer to home. The Foundation has recently been accredited under Imagine Canada’s national Standards Program, which promotes transparency of charities and nonprofits, and strengthens public confidence in organizations and the sector as a whole. Thanks to the generosity of the Cape Breton community, our foundation has been able to purchase priority equipment and fund services which provide world-class care, closer to home.

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