January is one of the busiest times of year for the Health Services Foundation of the South Shore. Even with the Brighter Days capital campaign in the background, we are looking toward to our event season.

Tune into the fun of the 14th annual Radiothon on February 14th.  I’m so excited that the Foundation will be able to host part of this 12-hour live broadcast on CKBW and Country 100.7 within the walls of South Shore Regional again. It’s been too long since Radiothon has been able to be in the hospital and close to staff.  Call in on Radiothon day ( save the number 1-833-368-3800) and help support the South Shore’s ICU and the tremendous life-saving work of our ICU medical staff and doctors. The phone lines are open at 6:00am.

Only a couple of quick weeks after Radiothon is the 24th annual West Nova Fuels Curl for a Cause, dedicated to our wonderful Fishermen’s Memorial Hospital. We see the $1-million goal soon in sight for this tremendous bonspiel! Come down to the Lunenburg Curling Club on March 1, 2 & 3, watch our curlers and participate in the auction. This is a marathon 3-day weekend event with loads of fun for everyone.

In the very near future we’ll focus on a new strategic plan. This plan takes the energy and focus given to the Brighter Days capital campaign and puts it into a 5-year plan, to expand what we do while raising more donations for both Fishermen’s Memorial and South Shore Regional Hospital. A huge thank you to the staff, Board, donors and community members who took the time this fall to give their big picture view on the possibilities of the Foundation.

And, of course, a big thank you to our incredible volunteers who help with all aspects of these events –  we couldn’t do it without you!