2 FOCUS - NOVEMBER 2018 ...................... Letters continued on page 6 Kim’s Climb update Dear Editor Thank you once again for your generous coverage of Kim’s Climb for epilepsy in your June 2018 issue. I am pleased to report that the project has been a great success, with more than $200,000 raised for epilepsy research in Canadian universities and hospitals. Our full ten-person expedition team made it successfully to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro and back down without a scratch! Special thanks to all of our individual and corporate sponsors! CTV News did a segment on us that can be seen at: toronto.ctvnews.ca/ video?clipId=1483552 Leonard Allen, Kim’s Climb expedition leader From Terry’s team to all Dear Editor On a beautiful September morning 461 people gathered to raise over $30,000 for cancer research plus the participating schools and we expect to reach $50,000. It was an incredible way to celebrate the 25 continuous years of the Terry Fox Run in Port Perry. Behind the numbers is a bigger story about our community. Martha McClew, Ontario Director of the Terry Fox Foundation saw the extent of the media coverage in Scugog and wrote me to say what a “great portrait of life in a caring and tight-knit community. It is so rare now to see articles of any significant length or even ones that tell a story.” To Focus on Scugog, participants, volunteers and sponsors – THANK YOU for your support. Elizabeth McArthur, Organizer Terry Fox Run Port Perry Circle of Gratitude Dear Editor Since the hospital re-opened, patients and their families remark again and again how grateful they are to have their hospital back along with its caring team of health care professionals. Staff, doctors and volunteers express the same sentiment……tremendous gratitude for the return of the hospital to the community. It’s truly a special place. Did you know that you can now make a donation to honour great care by a specific doctor, staff member, a special team, or volunteer at Port Perry Hospital? Port Perry Hospital Foundation has introduced the Circle of Gratitude program and it’s a great way to recognize someone for their care and compassion, while supporting your hospital. If you’d like to acknowledge someone for their exceptional care, you can donate online by visiting www.pphfoundation.ca/ways-to-give and selecting Circle of Gratitude, you can call the Foundation office at 905-985-7321 ext. 5580, or use the reply form in the Circle of Gratitude brochure found throughout the hospital. When you make a Circle of Gratitude donation, the staff member you would like to honour will receive a personal message from you along with a Circle of Gratitude pin to wear as a reminder of your appreciation. And the donation you have made….it will help to ensure our hospital has the tools to help our health care team continue to provide great care. Yours in health, Rachel Agnoluzzi, Port Perry Hospital Foundation Please send us your letters, maximum of 250 words. Be aware that we cannot publish negative letters about individuals or businesses. Submit to: focus@focusonscugog.com Call Pet Valu™, SmartCentre for appointment 905-985-3223 Proceeds to the New Animal Shelter for Uxbridge/Scugog. Saturday November 24, 10am - 2pm Only $10 PHOTOS BY JONATHAN VAN BILSEN