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Winchester Hospital Heelers

The Winchester Hospital Heelers were formed in 2006, and have raised money for the Winchester District Memorial Hospital ever since.

In 2007, a year after the original team was formed, the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation offered the Winchester District Memorial Hospital Foundation a tremendous opportunity: enter a team in the Weekend to End Breast Cancer, and see 75% of the funds raised by that team returned to WDMH for local cancer care.

The Winchester Hospital Heelers’ team was created; 7 out of the 16 team members worked at WDMH.

Since then, our team has grown substantially – and so has the support that we’ve received from our families, friends, and communities!

Some of our team includes survivors – many of whom participated in previous years.

When we participated in the Weekend to End Womens' Cancers, we had a ‘team’ philosophy; we each had to raise $2,000 to participate in the 2-day, 60 km walk…and we helped each other to achieve their goal:

In order to do that, we hold several team fundraising events (road tolls, music trivia nights, bake sales, raffles, and our annual ‘Kick Up Your Heels’ dance).

Funds raised from our team events go into a team bank account in Winchester. As fundraising winds down in late May, we use the team funds to ‘top up’ any team member who weren't able to reach his or her fundraising goal individually – so that each member of the team is assured the opportunity to participate in the Weekend.

Now that the Weekend to End Womens' Cancers is no longer running, the Heelers are still organizing the above events, however 100% of the funds will now go to cancer care close to home, at WDMH.  This will be possible through their participation in the Heel 'n Wheel for Local Cancer Care.

2007 - 16 members raised $53,887
2008 – 17 members raised $64,370
2009 – 52 members raised $154,814
2010 - 44 members raised $156,621
2011 - 30 members raised $96,540
2012 - 24 members raised $40,225
2013 - 12 members raised $28,500
2014 - 11 members raised $22,642
2015 - The Heelers completed their $500,000 pledge
for the digital mammography machine by raising $32,412!
On November 19, 2015, a reception was held to thank the Winchester Hospital Heelers for their incredible donation of $514,840.65!  Read more about their special gift. 




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