Leslie Ann Bent

Cardiac Care - Victoria Hospitals Foundation

Fundraising for Victoria Hospitals Foundation
CA$2,691
raised of CA$2,021 target
by 45 supporters
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Cardiac Care
Campaign by Victoria Hospitals Foundation (RCN 107935637RR0001)
Over the past 30 years, the Heart Health program at Royal Jubilee Hospital has grown into a national leader and pioneer in cardiac care. Create a fundraiser to support our Heart Health teams so they can continue to perform everyday miracles.

Story

Although it will be tough, I will be running a half marathon as well as 10k and 5k races (The Ottawa Marathon Voyageur Challenge -  3 races all in one month) to raise $2,021 funds to support the important cardiology care at the Royal Jubilee Hospital, specifically towards  echocardiography ultrasounds. The Victoria Hospitals Foundation (VHF) is in need of portable echocardiography ultrasounds to analyze and diagnose heart function so that cardiac  patients receive proper care and treatment.  

I've been living with type 1 diabetes for 45 years. Last year
, when I needed emergency cardiac interventions, the medical team was there for me. 
I spent several days in the hospital, connected to various monitors.  I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to get back to running and cycling.  Although I'm on 7 heart related medications for life, in addition to life saving insulin, with their support, I have been able to get back to my normal activities. And,  I feel healthy. For that I am grateful. The VHF supports critical work including COVID care, endocrinology care for my type 1 diabetes and cardiology. 
Thanks so much for your financial and moral support. Please cheer me on in this challenge! Leslie Ann

PS Did you know? Annually, over 200,000 Vancouver Island residents undergo cardiac assessments, and more than 6,300 cardiac procedures are performed through Royal Jubilee Hospitals Heart Health program. The Royal Jubilee Hospital is a world leader in cardiac care and with your support, we can continue to have access to top doctors and leading-edge care right here in Victoria. On behalf of the Cardiac Care team, thank you so much for your donations and support. We are all truly grateful. Learn more at: www.victoriahf.ca/cardiac-care/

About the campaign

Over the past 30 years, the Heart Health program at Royal Jubilee Hospital has grown into a national leader and pioneer in cardiac care. Create a fundraiser to support our Heart Health teams so they can continue to perform everyday miracles.

About the charity

In partnership with Island Health, the Victoria Hospitals Foundation enables donations to all areas of care at Royal Jubilee, Victoria General, and Gorge Road hospitals. We raise funds for medical equipment, special projects, education, and research, benefitting all 850,000 Island residents.

Donation summary

Total raised
CA$2,691.00
Online donations
CA$2,691.00
Offline donations
CA$0.00

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