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Fairy tales come true at CHYM Father Daughter Ball

The CHYM Father Daughter Ball has brought joy to hundreds of families over the years. This year the sold out event raised funds for prostate cancer care at Grand River Hospital.

Between dinner and dancing the 300 guests were thanked by one of the fathers and Grand River Hospital oncologist, Dr. Joda Kuk.

Dr. Kuk recited a poem he wrote that reminded all of us about the importance of great care for our families now and in the future.

“…But the health of a hospital’s not the work of one person

It’s the combined total effort of the whole community it’s in

All the fathers, and the daughters and the sponsors right here

Are the true caring force keeping our hospital top tier…”

The special night was made possible thanks to CHYM 96.7 and Gemini Models and the generous support of our sponsors Hoyes Michaelos, Joseph and Co Inc., Rosco Landscaping, the Rooney Family, Sorbara Law and Whitewater Financial.

Photos are available at www.grhf.org/fatherdaughterball.

To be on the email list about next year’s event email shelley.paddick@grhosp.on.ca.

 

A poem by Dr. Kuk

 

Twas the night before his prostate biopsy

And all through his house

Not a creature was stirring

Except for Mr. Lewis Kraus

 

For the videos he’d been watching on Youtube

Were not being his friend

For they showed him all too clearly

What would soon greet his read end

 

“You’ll be fine”

Said Heather, his now 50 year old daughter

“It won’t be so bad”

She reassured her old father

 

And her words did the trick

They popped his worry bubble

For he remembered what he’d heard

About Grand River Hospital

 

Many years prior, at this dad-daughter ball

This young doctor told the Crowne Plaza hall

“For this fundraising event, I sincerely thank you all,

I will keep our hospital well for when it’s your turn to call”

 

But the health of a hospital’s not the work of one person

It’s the combined total effort of the whole community it’s in

All the fathers, and the daughters and the sponsors right here

Are the true caring force keeping our hospital top tier

 

And before Lewis knew it, the biopsy was done

The first step in quite a long journey to come

For he knew if he wanted to be cancer free

He’d need one month, maybe two of radiotherapy

 

And that’s how we cure Lewis-es each and every day

With our top notch hospital, and we will keep it this way

That’s my promise to you, and to Lewis and Heather,

Kitchener-Waterloo, We Will Do this Together!