To all of our participants, fundraisers and teams who were planning to take part in Paris to Ancaster: A Ride for Research:
While our Foundation is honoured to be the charity partner of this iconic springtime event, in light of the COVID-19 global pandemic, the event scheduled to take place April 26 has been cancelled in an effort to protect the health of our community. We must all be diligent in doing our part to control the spread of COVID-19, and our foundation is wholeheartedly supportive of these decisions.
If we may offer a message of hope, it’s that our region is so fortunate to have access to world-leading healthcare from organizations like St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton. Together, we will get through this—as a community and as a country.
During this time of increased pressure upon our healthcare system, we are immensely grateful to our fundraising teams that have already expressed their intention to continue raising funds for St. Joe’s. We are both humbled and inspired by their unwavering commitment. We welcome the opportunity to continue to work with you for the health of our community and we are just a phone call or an email away.
The P2A race organizers and RegattaSport have created a limited edition COVID-19 ‘Flatten-the-Curve’ fundraising t-shirt to support our Hospital. They will donate $2 from each purchase to St. Joseph’s Healthcare Foundation to support our healthcare workers who are battling the pandemic in our community. You can buy a t-shirt here.
While our Foundation plans to remain operational during this time, we are taking measures to protect the health of our employees by encouraging them to work remotely. We ask for your patience and understanding as tax receipts and correspondence may be slightly delayed.
Thank you for your continued support of St. Joe’s.
In the meantime, please stay safe, stay healthy, and let’s look after one another.