The final push is on for the 2012 United Way fundraising campaign and staff at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) helped edge it that much closer to its goal of $8.75 million.
Recognizing that the need for community support has never been greater, LHSC had raised its goal for this years campaign to $130,000, up from the $121,000 donated in 2011.
On Thursday (Feb. 14), joined by representatives from various departments, LHSC president and CEO Bonnie Adamson announced they had once again exceeded their goal, raising a total of $140,717 for the United Way.
“Despite a difficult economic climate, the increased goal was a challenge I was confident our staff, physicians and volunteers could collectively meet, given their renewed commitment and enthusiasm for this year’s campaign,” says Bonnie Adamson, LHSC president and CEO. “I am very pleased that the dedicated staff and physicians of LHSC have surpassed the goal, demonstrating commitment to our community and building on our legacy of care.”
This year’s goal was achieved — and surpassed — thanks in part to the LHSC United Way campaign’s dedicated committee and champions. More than $15,000 of LHSC’s total was raised through creative fundraisers such as chili cook-offs, a mini-stair climb in the North Tower at Victoria Hospital, and charity fitness events like Zumba and yoga.
“We are thrilled with the results of London Health Sciences Centre’s United Way campaign,” says Andrew Lockie, CEO of United Way of London & Middlesex. “As demonstrated through their goal-breaking achievement, LHSC staff and physicians are truly committed to creating a strong and healthy community where everyone matters.”
The United Way campaign wraps up on Feb. 28 with an announcement during the London Lightning game at Budweiser Gardens.
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