Welcome to My Personal Page - Colette Nemni
Dear Family and Friends,
Welcome to my 2017 Run or Walk for Southlake, presented by Nature's Emporium fundraising page!
I have been a volunteer at Southlake Regional Health Centre since 2011 when I joined the Board of Directors of the hospital. In June of 2016 I was honoured to be elected as Chair of the Board. I couldn't be more proud to be part of this incredible organization. It has received numerous awards for the quality of care it provides.
Unfortunately, the financial challenges facing this amazing organization continue because of the chronic lack of funding the health care sector receives. Did you know that OHIP does not cover the cost of items such as beds, surgical tools, even bedpans!!!! I was floored to learn this when I joined the Board. I had always thought that fundraising dollars were for things like plants in the lobby or books in the library. Not even close.
A major initiative in progress at Southlake is a new hospice facility that is scheduled to open at the end of 2017. There is no funding provided by the government for the creation of this facility. Every dollar has to come from donations. So, as I ask you to sponsor me this year for the 5K run/walk, know that your dollars will be directed towards the building and furnishing of the hospice. This hospice will welcome patients in need of palliative care in a warm and caring environment.
Your help in supporting this initiative is crucial as we have a tight time frame to meet our fundraising goals.
While I thank you for your support, it is the families who will use the hospice who are most grateful for your generosity.
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