- 2,339 people came out in the pouring rain in support of Joseph Brant Hospital!
- #JointheJ was trending nationally on social media
- this was a great community building effort and promotion of civic pride
- we accomplished something never attempted or done before in our community, and achieved increased awareness for our hospital in our community.
A number of people leaving asked if we could do it again!
My Take: I am so proud of all the people who came together to make this happen, volunteers, hospital staff, the planning committee (of which I was a member), and all of you who came to the park.
The event is a great launch to the final push of the community fundraising campaign for the new hospital. $50 million had already been raised of the $60 million community contribution. It was just announced that the Paletta family will match up to $5 million any donations raised in the community to get us the last $10 million. It’s up to all of us to step up and give generously!
For more information about the hospital redevelopment, and to make a donation, visit: JBHFoundation.ca