Christmas Angel Tree - RVH - Hang an angel in memory or honour...
RVH lobby filled with angels. Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre’s (RVH) Main lobby was filled with angels for the annual Angel Tree ceremony held on November 27.This is the eighth year the Angel Tree ceremony, founded by Brenda Stanley, owner of Heart of Business, has been held at RVH. The initiative supported Bell Media’s Radio for Cardiology pledge to the Hearts & Minds campaign, raising funds specifically for RVH’s regional heart program. The pledge was recently completed in May when, during the live radiothon in RVH’s main lobby, the teams from Pure Country and 104.1 The Dock announced they had reached the $1 million goal.
Both Brenda Stanley and Bell Media have committed to continue their support until RVH is delivering cardiac care 24/7.The beloved holiday tradition was kicked-off with the placement of the first two angels on the beautifully-decorated tree.An angel was placed by Janice Skot, RVH president and CEO, in memory of her mother Terry O’Brien and the second angel by Linda Sansom, a registered respiratory therapist. Ransom placed an angel in memory of her colleague Mary German, who passed away almost a year ago from cancer. Her angel also represents all staff, physicians, volunteers and patients who have also passed away this year. “The holidays can be a difficult time for people, especially if they have lost someone they love. It is also a special time to be inspired by angels who are still among us,” says Skot. “The Angel Tree ceremony is a beautiful way to remember those people, while at the same time supporting the important work we are doing to bring care closer to home. We are fortunate to live in a community so full of generous and kind-hearted people.”RVH invites patients, visitors, physicians and volunteers to honour a friend or loved one this holiday season by supporting the Angel Tree campaign.
The angels are purchased for a minimum donation of $10 from the RVH Foundation, located in the health centre’s Main lobby near Café Royale, until December 23 or online at AngelTree.Kintera.org. Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) recently hosted the official launch of the Angel Tree campaign with the placing of the first angels on the tree by Janice Skot (right), RVH president and CEO, and Linda Sansom, a registered respiratory therapist. Skot placed an angel in memory of her mother, Terry O’Brien, and Sansom to honour colleague Mary German who passed away almost a year ag