Imagine something saving your life

without you even knowing it.

I'm Peter
Chief of Surgery, Medical Director of Surgical Program at Grand River Hospital
Be a hero – help purchase monitoring equipment at Grand River Hospital today!
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I'm one of more than 16,000 patients

that received chemotherapy at GRRCC

I'm Marcel
I am a cancer survivor
I’m Marcel Portelance, and I’m a cancer survivor. I was given a 50-50 chance to live when I was diagnosed with colon cancer four years ago. Today, I am a husband, a father of two and a grandpa of twins. I am also proud to have biked beside my cycling hero in 2011 raising $58,000 for the Grand River Hospital Foundation.
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My motivation to walk again

was my eight year old son, Marko

I'm Maja
I am a double stroke victim
I’m Maja. At 38 years old I had to learn how to walk again. One year ago, I suffered two debilitating strokes that took away my mobility. My motivation to walk again was my eight-year-old son Marko. I still dream about the day I can take him to the park without my wheelchair or cane.
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He makes lunches for 2 kids, runs 10km,

and saves lives - just another day

I'm Paul
I am a Critical Care Doctor
Hi, I’m Dr. Hosek and I run the Intensive Care Unit at Grand River Hospital. I deal with the people in most need of care at the hospital and every day means life or death for my patients. I am passionate about helping people. I welcome every new challenge and every new patient brought before me.
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Losing my daughter to mental illness

empowered me to work for change!

I'm Laura
I am a Mental Health Advocate
I’m Laura and I’m a Mental Health Advocate. I lost my daughter to mental illness and I honour her memory by advocating for change. My daughter, Ashlee, struggled from the day she was born until the day she died, and I know her life was not in vain. Through our life with Ashlee, we learned about the mental health system and worked with Grand River Hospital to get the best care for her we could.
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We raise funds to help Grand River Hospital provide exceptional health care.

Grand River Hospital Foundation fosters a philanthropic environment where everyone in the community understands and passionately supports exceptional health care.

We inspire volunteers to help and donors to give.

We provide resources that are not otherwise available.

We manage and disburse funds for medical facilities and equipment.

Upcoming Events

Jul 20  |  Zumbathon for Lymphoma

2:00 p.m. - 87 Dean Ave Guelph ON

Zumba With Karen (Guelph) and friends will come together for 2 hours of Zumba on Sunday July 20th from 2:00 -4:00 p.m. Tickets are... View details


Jul 23  |  Zdeno Cycle Bike Night Fundraiser

6:00-8:00 p.m.

Join 300-400 bikers at Zdeno Cycle’s Annual Bike Night. Enjoy live entertainment, free BBQ and door prizes.  Proceeds for the Grand River Regional Cancer... View details


Jul 26  |  Carriage Crossing Pharmacy (Pharmacare) Grand Opening

10:00 a.m.

Please join Carriage Crossing Pharmacy for the grand opening of their pharmacy. Local firefighters will be in attendance with their fire truck for children... View details


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Why Give

As the area’s largest hospital, Grand River Hospital provides a wide range of specialized programs and services in our community, yet receives limited government funding for specialized medical equipment. We must rely on the support of our caring community of donors to provide the best possible medical care to our patients.

Thank You

Starlight Foundation
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