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We’re Hiring: Fund Development Officer

We’re Hiring! Fund Development Officer The Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation (CBRHF) has been an inspiring force in connecting with the community and strengthening healthcare in the region. With the help of the community, partners, and friends, since 1985, the Foundation has raised more than $55 million for enhanced healthcare…...

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Cancer Patient Care Fund Renamed in Honour of Founder Tom MacNeil as he Retires from Cape Breton Cancer Centre

The Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation is proud to rename the Cancer Patient Care Fund, one of the Foundation’s largest funds, in honour of its founder, Tom MacNeil. The fund was officially renamed the ‘Tom MacNeil Cancer Patient Care Fund’ during a virtual retirement celebration held in Tom’s honour. MacNeil,…...

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Cape Breton Building Trades and Unionized Contractors Give $500,000 to Cancer Care Here at Home Campaign

The Cape Breton Building Trades and Unionized Contractors have pledged $500,000 to the Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation’s Cancer Care Here at Home Campaign, which will be paid in $100,000 installments over the next five years. The gift announcement was made today during the official concrete pouring of the new…...

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Festival of the Greens Raises over $149,000 for Area of Greatest Need

On Saturday, November 20, the Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation celebrated the 17th annual Festival of the Greens, presented by Cape Breton Beverages. The event raised $149, 578.36 in support of healthcare on the island. This year, all funds raised support the Foundation’s Area of Greatest Need. The Area of…...

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2021-2022 Because You Care Catalogue Launched with $100,000 Commitment from Colbourne Auto, Making Gift-Giving to CBRH Patients Possible Year-Round.

The Because You Care Catalogue, presented by Colbourne Auto, was launched at Colbourne Ford today. In attendance were HGTV’s Colin and Justin, Foundation CEO Paula MacNeil, Colbourne Auto GM Brad Jacobs, Nicole and Mike MacArthur of Caleb’s Courage, and Tim and Haley Toomey of the (late) Cayla Toomey. The 2021-2021…...

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Chief Terry Paul and Former NHL Star Mike McPhee to Lead ‘Cancer Care Here at Home’ Campaign. Annette Verschuren Gives $1 Million to Cause.

Pictured above (left to right) David Meuse, Membertou’s Cultural Ambassador; Paula MacNeil, CEO of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation; Mike McPhee, Chair of the Cancer Care Here at Home Campaign; Chief Terry Paul, Chief and CEO of the community of Membertou and Honourary Campaign Chair; and Stan MacDonald, Chair…...

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New Fund to provide Comfort and Care to those experiencing Miscarriage

Today, on the national day for pregnancy and infant loss remembrance, the Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation is proud to launch a new fundraising initiative called Forget Me Not Packages. The fundraising initiative was founded by Petra Buis of River Ryan, after she and her fiancé experienced three losses through…...

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New Fund to support Mental Health and Addictions patients in Cape Breton

The Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation is proud to launch a new fund aimed at supporting Mental Health and Addictions patients at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital (CBRH) who are experiencing financial need. The Mental Health and Addictions Patient Care Fund will help cover costs for items such as prescriptions…...

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Radio Day Raises More than $678,000 for Healthcare in Cape Breton

The Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation’s 14th annual Radio Day took place at Centre 200 on October 7, raising $678,858 for health and cancer care in Cape Breton. This total includes 100 percent of the funds needed to purchase a new echocardiogram machine for the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, which…...

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McHappy Day is Back after One-Year Hiatus, Supporting the Cape Breton Regional Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit

After a brief pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic, McHappy Day returns and, this year, is supporting the Cape Breton Regional Hospital’s (CBRH) Intensive Care Unit (ICU). By purchasing any McDonald’s menu item on September 22, a portion of proceeds will be donated to the Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation,…...

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