Friday, April 5, 2013

1,000,000 Smiles

David and Rose

This is how the press release reads and I am very proud to be able to share something that my in laws have done for the community of Cornwall, Ontario, a community we raised our kids in for many years and still have so much love for.

Rose and David have been a part of Cornwall, Ontario for over 50 years with the family business, Morbern. A few years ago they decided to make a donation to the Cornwall Community Hospital that would make a lasting and permanent difference.

Today, that news is being shared and we could not be prouder of the two of them or happier for a hospital that has served us and our family so well.

Please share in this good news with us:)

Hospital’s New Diagnostic Centre Named 
after Visionary Philanthropists

Cornwall –With the upcoming opening of the Hospital’s new west wing, Cornwall Hospital Foundation is now able to unveil the name of the $1,000,000 donors to the Our Hospital Our Future Campaign: Rose and David Bloomfield, owners of Cornwall’s Morbern Inc. The Bloomfields, whose gift remained anonymous for years, will now leave a long-lasting legacy in the city. Cornwall Community Hospital will name its new diagnostic department The Rose and David Bloomfield Diagnostic Centre in their honour.
Given through the David Bloomfield Family Foundation, this visionary donation was a catalyst gift received early during the Our Hospital Our Future Campaign motivating several other donors to support the project.
“This region is important to us”, says David Bloomfield. “Rose and I started Morbern Inc. in Cornwall over 50 years ago. During that time we’ve learned a few things. One of the most important is that in business, as in life, people are precious. With this gift we wished to help sustain our family’s, our friends’, our coworkers’ and our community’s health and welfare for years to come.” 
“The Bloomfield family epitomizes the true spirit of philanthropy”, declares Connie Vardy, Executive Director of Cornwall Hospital Foundation. “It gives me great pleasure to be able to announce this gift after so many years. Mr. and Mrs. Bloomfield were definitely champions of the campaign. Thank you to the Bloomfield family for their commitment towards the entire region.”
“We are very thankful for this generous donation”, says Jeanette Despatie, CEO of Cornwall Community Hospital. “The Rose and David Bloomfield Diagnostic Centre was an important part of the redevelopment project. The diagnostic centre is the crown jewel of our hospital which is something to be proud of.” 

“We feel privileged to have been able to make this gift”, adds Rose Bloomfield. “David and I feel that we all have to do our part to better our environment however we can. We wanted our contribution to last well into our children’s future and into our grandchildren’s future.”

The Our Hospital Our Future Capital Campaign was initiated in 2004 to raise $12.1 Million from the community to fund Cornwall Community Hospital’s redevelopment project. The Campaign reached its goal in 2009 after receiving gifts from 3,166 donors. With its partners, Cornwall Community Hospital’s mission is to provide, facilitate and enable high-quality health services and education to the communities it serves; in doing so, it is committed to providing services in both official languages and to the effective management and use of its resources.

Cornwall Hospital Foundation is a registered charity whose mission is to work in collaboration with the Cornwall Community Hospital, to enable sustainable healthcare philanthropy to support the Hospital in providing high-quality health services to the communities it serves.


1 comment:

DaniGirl said...

This is so lovely. What beautiful, caring people. :)