“Your Family Health Team Foundation”
Our signature event, Peterborough SPEAKS, will be returning for it’s eighth year at Market Hall on Thursday, March 1, 2018. The event focuses on the vast personalities that call Peterborough home and this year’s speakers include Paul Crough, Cody Crowley, Helen Scott, Sue Sorrenti, Andressa Lacerda and Adam Noble, with the event hosted by Megan Murphy and Stu Harrison. Tickets are currently on sale at www.markethall.org or at the Foundation office at 185 King Street, 5th Floor for $40. All proceeds raised will support patients in the community who rely on expert, compassionate care delivered by the Family Health Teams by raising funds for specialized programs, research, capital equipment, training & continuing medical education for health care providers.
“Peterborough has such a wonderful depth of talented individuals to draw from and we are so excited to have six dynamic speakers joining us for Peterborough SPEAKS,” said Laura Kennedy, Executive Director, GPHSF, Your Family Health Team Foundation. “Andressa Lacerda and Adam Noble have such a fascinating story to share on how they founded Noblegen and have executed some groundbreaking research right here in Peterborough. Sue Sorrenti has quite the story to share from her time during the SARS outbreak, having worked as an Registered Nurse at the time and actually diagnosed herself with the virus and admitted herself into quarantine. Of course anyone that loves musical theatre knows St. Peter’s teacher Paul Crough, teacher, actor, director, writer, singer, and operates Homestead Theatre in Ennismore. Helen Scott is the Executive Director of the Canadian Partnership for Women and Children’s Health and, under her leadership, CanWaCH has catalyzed collaboration among 100+ members working to improve women and children’s health worldwide. Rounding out our speakers is Peterborough’s own hometown champion, boxer Cody Crowley. It’s going to be another provocative and engaging evening with hosts Megan Murphy and Stu Harrison at Market Hall this coming March supporting the Peterborough Family Health Team.”
The H.O.P.E Bursary in honour of Steve Montador
We are pleased to announce in partnership with H.O.P.E. the H.O.P.E Bursary in honour of Steve Montador. This bursary was established to support students transitioning from high school to college/university that are suffering with long-term affects of a sports-related concussion and require a reduced academic course load as a result of the injury. Applications will open December 1st annually. All applications will be reviewed by a committee consisting of H.O.P.E, Team 55, Your Family Health Team Foundation, and the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA). All applicants will be notified of their status by March 1st of the following year.
To be considered for the Bursary, you need to be:
- A student at a Peterborough City/Count-based high school and registered in a first year program at a college/university
- Suffering from post-concussion syndrome sustained from a sports-related injury
- Be in satisfactory academic standing
- Have financial need
- A reference from a former coach for good sportsmanship
- A doctor’s note outlining your need for a reduced academic course load
- Submit the full application which will be available here on December 1, 2017
BRIDGING THE GAP:
Funding 30 years of prevention, compassion, and support
Stroke prevention for our seniors and patients who require blood monitoring
Critical information for expectant mothers and families
Counselling for patients suffering from anxiety and depression
Thank you to Michelle Garvey for sharing her powerful story and her desire to help others. Michelle is shown here with Your Family Heath Team Foundation Board Member, Vince Bierworth – also Program Director at Country 105.1 FM and Energy 99.7 FM
Listen to Michelle’s story below
Stroke Prevention a Top Priority for Family Health Team Pharmacists
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