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Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre Foundation

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre Foundation as part of Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation is a registered charitable organization focused on raising funds to support capital redevelopment projects, purchase medical equipment and invest in research and education to enable quality care for patients throughout south-central Ontario who rely on the specialized cancer and orthopedic care offered at Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre.  Our goal is Health Care, Transformed.


Relay for Life Hamilton 2014

Help support Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre at Relay For Life Hamilton 2014, on June 6 from 7:00pm until June 7 at 7:00am at Dofasco Park. 

How to Register:

1. Go to to register your team.

2. Use the drop down menu to identify Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre as “Team Company.” This will ensure your fundraising efforts come back to support JHCC!

Friday, June 6, 2014 - 7:00pm - Saturday, June 7, 2014 - 7:00am

Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation Gala - March 29, 2014

THANK YOU to all who supported the Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation Gala. It was a resounding success, with over 900 in attendance and raising more than $600,000! To read more about this wonderful event and to view photos of the Gala, please click here
Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 6:00pm

Gala Raises More Than $600,000 for Medical Research

See below for photos from the event, and the video shown to our guests.

HAMILTON – On Saturday, March 29, more than 900 donors and supporters packed the Hamilton Convention Centre for Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation’s For Your Eyes Only gala. The sold out, James Bond inspired event was a massive success raising more than $600,000 in support of research at Hamilton Health Sciences.

Rick's Life of Service

For those who know Rick Sterne, it would come as no surprise to learn that he has a planned gift in his Will for Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation in support of Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre. For years, the Brantford resident and retired entrepreneur has been a passionate advocate for The Juravinski, including sitting as a member of its fundraising council from 2007-2011.

Creating Your Charitable Legacy

When it comes to charitable giving, there are different options to help your client achieve their philanthropic goals, while at the same time providing some tax relief.

By: Victoria Walzak, Investment Advisor, RBC Dominion Securities Inc. and Member, CIPF

A New Ultrasound System for Juravinski

In 2013, we were able to provide a new intra-operative ultrasound system to Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre with the help of donor funds. This equipment is more sensitive than traditional ultrasound machines, and allows for much smaller incisions during surgery. In this video, Dr. Ved Tandan, General Surgeon/Head of Surgical Oncology at Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre talks about the impact of the ultrasound system.

Thank you to our generous donors who helped make this purchase possible!

A Second Opinion Saves Her Stomach

It was not the news she was expecting. In fact, 44-year-old Ravinder Ruprai was so sure there would be no news that she had not even brought her husband along to the appointment.

Welcome Hamilton Health Sciences President and CEO Rob MacIsaac

Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation welcomes new Hamilton Health Sciences President and CEO, Mr. Rob MacIsaac.

On behalf of Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation, President and CEO Pearl F. Veenema extends a warm welcome to the new President and CEO of Hamilton Health Sciences, Mr. Rob MacIsaac. “I look forward to working with Rob on the many fundraising initiatives that The Foundation currently has underway.”   


You can make a difference, one step at a time. Join over 1000 runners and walkers for the 7th Annual Bright Run on Saturday, September 6, 2014 for a 1 or 5 km route along the "Rail Trail" in the beautiful Dundas Valley Conservation Area.

Saturday, September 6, 2014 (All day)

A World of Thanks | Donor Appreciation Event

On November 27, Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation hosted its annual donor appreciation event at St. Peter's Hospital.

The below video was shared with our donors to provide a sense of the impact that their contributions have made across our sites.

Two Juravinski Fundraising Groups Honoured During National Philanthropy Day

On November 15, two groups with a long history of support for Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre Foundation were among those honoured by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Golden Horseshoe at its annual National Philanthropy Day luncheon.

Recognized for the tremendous effort, dedication and success were the BRIGHT Run Committee and Tim Hortons Restaurants of Elfrida, Binbrook and Cayuga.

Hamilton Health Sciences appoints Rob MacIsaac as President & CEO

(Hamilton, ON – October 30, 2013) Hamilton Health Sciences announced today the appointment of Rob MacIsaac as President and CEO, effective February 1, 2014. MacIsaac will take over from current President and CEO Murray Martin who is retiring after 13 years in the role.

Tamara's Story from Juravinski

When Tamara Lovegrove first took part in Relay For Life three years ago, she was still undergoing treatment at Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre. Making good on a promise to volunteer if she was ever well enough, the vibrant 30-year-old is stepping up in a big way, serving as the Chair of the Survivors Committee and patient spokesperson for this year’s event.

“That first year I met so many people,” she says. “It was so inspiring to hear their stories and be able to share mine.”

Taking Life One Day at a Time


George Soltysik’s calm demeanor and laid-back attitude when talking about his prostate cancer might easily be mistaken for indifference. Perhaps it is simply the perspective that comes from a dozen years of treatment and an acceptance that he will require treatment for the rest of his life.

“I don’t think about it too much or let it influence the decisions I make,” he says. “I have a limited control over what happens, so I just try to enjoy myself and live my life.”

Relay For Life Blossoms Under Partnership

The weather may not have cooperated, but that didn’t dampen the spirit and enthusiasm of the thousands of participants and supporters at the Relay For Life Hamilton 2013. From sun down to sun up, braving the rain and cold, team members took turns walking laps of the track at Dofasco Park, signifying the fact that cancer never sleeps. Between laps, participants spent the night in a decorated tent city, enjoying music, food, activities and an atmosphere of community and togetherness that, more than anything else, has come to define the event.

Radiologists Make $150K Pledge

This spring the Henderson Radiology Associates made a $150,000 pledge to Juravinski Hospital’s Essentials for Excellence campaign. The business group, headed by Dr. Brian Yemen, represents the 18 radiologists who work on site at Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre.

Expert Advice Helps Donor Pay Tribute to Dad

Fourteen years ago, Deborah Chamberlain’s father, Hadley, was diagnosed with late-stage prostate cancer. Even now, the moment she heard his prognosis is seared into her memory.

The advanced state of his cancer meant that surgery was not an option and he was referred to Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre for an aggressive radiation and chemotherapy regimen. “Sadly the cancer was too advanced and we were told he had less than a year to live,” recalls Deborah. “Two months later he was gone. I was devastated.”

Hummingbird Ball 2013 – Carnevale Venice


On Saturday, May 11, 2013 Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre Foundation hosted Carnevale Venice, our annual Hummingbird Ball at Carmen’s Banquet Centre. The black-tie fundraiser, which supported the Hospital’s Hematology Patient Care and Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, featured intricately designed masks, delectable Venetian cuisine and period inspired décor.

Saturday, May 11, 2013 - 6:00pm - 11:59pm

Shoppers Drug Mart Tree of Life Campaign

Thanks to support from Shoppers Drug Mart’s Tree of Life Campaign, patients visiting the planned CIBC Breast Assessment Centre will have their own resource centre where they can learn about breast cancer and access educational information.

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