Kongsberg Gallium

Goal: 
$25,000
Raised to date: 
$32,351

Kongsberg Gallium's 2016 Fundraising Goal

Kongsberg Gallium employees are proud to support The Ottawa Hospital Breast Health Centre Expansion 

Kongsberg Gallium employees exceed their goal in support of The Ottawa Hospital Breast Health Centre!

This year, Kongsberg Gallium employees launched their 7th consecutive employee engagement campaign and rallied together to support the expansion of The Ottawa Hospital Breast Health Centre

Their campaign kicked off on July 23rd with Tanya O'Brien who spoke to the group about her journey with The Ottawa Hospital Breast Health Centre. This engaging and unique campaign had a number of opportunities for staff to get involved - including a Wii tournament, a cross word challenge, Craft Beer Fridays and a bake sale. Thanks to everyone's participation in these events, along with incredibly generous employee contributions, Kongsberg Gallium employees celebrated the success of their campaign on October 22nd with an all-staff BBQ and silent auction.

Every year more than 30,000 women rely on The Ottawa Hospital Breast Health Centre for diagnostic testing — and every day many of these women face a difficult diagnosis. The Ottawa Hospital Breast Health Centre is running out of room to meet the increasing and critical needs of the community we serve. In order to better serve the patients counting on us for timely, compassionate and comprehensive care we are establishing a larger, state-of-the-art Breast Health Centre at the General Campus of The Ottawa Hospital.

Thank you, to the entire Kongsberg Gallium team for your continued and valued support, enthusiasm and generosity. Your are making a direct impact on patient care and treatment for women here in Ottawa.


Kongsberg Gallium Wrap Up

L-R: Tanya Hume (Kongsberg Gallium), Andrea Timlin (The Ottawa Hospital Foundation), Tim Kluke (President and CEO, The Ottawa Hospital Foundation), Rachel Lindsay (Kongsberg Gallium)

Kongsberg’s support since 2009:

2009

Raised funds to purchase a chemo chair, exam couch and crash cart, essential pieces equipment for a cancer treatment bay.

2010

Purchased a DNA spinner and microscope, two essential tools that allow researchers to examine cancer cells, so that they can develop new more powerful therapies.

2011

Researchers need to grow cells in the lab to test new treatments on them. The incubator Kongsberg Gallium purchased in 2011, provides a warm sterile environment for growing cells. The cells can then be used to investigate new approaches for preventing and diagnosing diseases.

2012

The team purchased a SimJunior Mannequin - a patient simulator used for hands-on training. The mannequin breathes, has a pulse and heart sounds, talk, and responds accurately to medications, fluids and chest compressions, and can recreate different patient care scenarios.

2013

Supported the STAR program and the ground breaking cancer research of Dr. Jean Simon Diallo.

2014

 

2015

Raised funds to support Dr. John Bell’s ground-breaking cancer research with oncolytic viruses.

 

Supported the expansion of The Ottawa Hospital Breast Health Centre