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E-news from St. Joe's Foundation | 2022 March Edition

Bay Race Runners Raise $275,000 for our Hospital!

Bay Race Runners Raise $275,000 for our Hospital! 

On Sunday, March 27, more than 6,000 participants crossed The Around the Bay Road Race finish line inside First Ontario Centre and many of them helped to raise $275,000 for our Hospital! Funds raised from this year’s race will support two vital projects at St. Joe’s, the expansion and renewal of our Emergency Mental Health Service and building a much-needed CT Suite in our Emergency Department.

We’re incredibly grateful to more than 100 Hospital staff, 20 Hospital and corporate fundraising teams, and many more individual fundraisers who braved the cold and the snow to walk, run and raise funds for St. Joe’s. Among them was 80-member strong Team LiUNA Lending a Hand! LiUNA raised a remarkable $128,000 for St. Joe’s through this year’s Bay Race, and when added to their tallies from Bay Races dating back to 2016, they’ve cumulatively raised $940,000 for our Hospital! That deserves a medal indeed!

Another big thanks goes out to four generous and anonymous St. Joe’s supporters who doubled down on Team St. Joe’s by matching, dollar for dollar, the first $45,000 in donations made to support our Hospital team members. With their help, our hospital teams raised over $120,000! Read the full story on our website or click here to see our Facebook album of fun race day photos.

Run, Walk or Ride

Run, Walk or Ride: Two More Exciting Events to “Fund-Race” for St. Joe’s this Spring! 

Whether you choose to run, walk, or ride, our Foundation and community partners have a full roster of spring events that are perfect for “fund-racing” in support of a healthier future for all.

Paris to Ancaster A Ride for Research 

On April 24, Paris to Ancaster (P2A) returns for an in-person event, and St. Joe’s is proud to continue as the sole beneficiary of funds raised through the much-anticipated cycling classic. Whether you participate in the 20-km family fun ride, or challenge yourself in the 70-km or 100-km races, every participant can ride and raise funds to support the innovative healthcare research that takes place daily at St. Joe’s.

Participants can register as an individual fundraiser, or form a team with family, friends, and co-workers. Registering to raise funds is an easy, two-step process. 

Thanks to all who register to raise funds! For any questions, please contact Paige Faber, Special Events and Community Partnerships, at

The LOVE YOU by Shoppers Drug Mart™ Run for Women 

On May 14, the Run for Women (R4W) returns to Hamilton to raise funds for women’s mental health programs at St. Joe’s. With the emotional health of women disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, community support for R4W has never been more important than right now. Register for the event today by visiting

To kick-off our R4W fundraising efforts, we’re thrilled to announce the Shoppers Drug Mart Hamilton ONLINE AUCTION RETURNS on Friday, April 1 at noon! You can bid on a host of great items, including artwork, electronics, boutique makeup palettes, gift sets and more, with all proceeds going to St. Joe’s! You don’t have to be taking part in the Run for Women to bid in this auction…it’s open to EVERYONE!

The auction will remain open until 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 16. Thanks to all who generously donated auction items, and good luck to all who bid!

CARSTAR and Bulldogs Foundation 'Showcase' Their Support

CARSTAR & Bulldogs Foundation ‘Showcase’ Support for St. Joe’s 

The Hamilton Bulldogs may have bested the Oshawa Generals in a score of 3-0 during the OHL Outdoor Showcase on March 14, but they weren’t the only winners of the game. Thanks to a nomination from our longtime supporters at CARSTAR Canada and Driven Brands, St. Joe’s was selected as the Bulldogs Foundation’s charity of choice and presented with a $25,000 donation at the game! The generous donation will be allocated to much-needed services and programs at our Hospital as demand for care for depression, anxiety, and PTSD continues to rise in the wake of COVID-19. Read the full story on our website.

ICU Nurse is Supporting Palliative Care in the Coolest Way  

A St. Joe’s ICU Nurse is Supporting Palliative Care in the Coolest Way Possible

As featured by CHCHThe Hamilton Spectator, and CBC Hamilton, Yulia Shevchenko, a longtime nurse in St. Joe’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU ) has pledged to take 333 polar plunges into the icy waters of Lake Ontario to raise funds for our Hospital’s 3 Wishes Project. The program supports palliative care at St. Joe’s by granting patients nearing the end of their lives a few final wishes. Yulia has already completed more than 80 polar dips this year alone! She is chronicling the chilly challenge on social media (Instagram: @yuliafishmom and TikTok: @yuliahamiltonon) and inviting the community to support the 3 Wishes Project by visiting

Kidney Transplant Recipient Takes Home our 50/50 Grand Prize

It’s like Winning the Lottery Twice: Kidney Transplant Recipient Takes Home our Hope Springs Grand Prize 

On March 22, Ernest Yeboah of Ancaster, Ont., was the lucky Grand Prize Winner in our Hope Springs 50/50 lottery. But after receiving a kidney through St. Joe’s transplant clinic, Ernest says he already felt like he “won the lottery” when his longtime friend David McBride, a dialysis technologist at the Hospital, offered to be his organ donor and was a perfect match. Ernest says he plays our lottery to give back to the Hospital that supported his organ transplant journey to better health. To read the pair’s incredible story, visit The Hamilton Spectator

Do you play our 50/50 lotteries? If so, we want to hear from you! 

Our Hope Springs and Holiday Wishes 50/50 draws offer players the chance to win big and do good, with half of all ticket sales supporting enhanced patient care areas, vital research, and much-needed medical equipment at our Hospital. To ensure we are providing players with the best experience possible, we kindly ask you take a brief survey. Thank you in advance for your time and your feedback!

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