Dial-a-Carol is an annual fundraising event held by the Oddfellows & Rebekahs organizations in Grand Falls-Windsor. In mid-Decemeber, the groups' members gather at Rogers Cable Channel 9 in Grand Falls-Windsor to broadscast the live event over the airways. Supporters call in a pledge and request a Christmas carol in honour or in memory of a loved one. The proceeds have been donated to the South and Central Health Foundation for 38 years and used to fund various projects and services in children's health.



2018 Christmas Fundraiser to Help Pediatric Patients

The Independent Order of Oddfellows Exploits Lodge 2N and Rebekahs held its Annual “Dial-A-Carol” on Rogers TV on Sunday, December 16th, 2018.

Our special project this year was to help supply the Pediatric Clinic at the Central Newfoundland Regional Health Centre with several pieces of updated essential equipment that the pediatricians use daily in treating young patients.

we raised $2500 during our telethon this year which will benefit children from around the entire central region. These funds will help purchase some of the equipment on our Pediatricians' wish list.

           Pediatric Examination Table

           Height/Weight scale for very young patients

           Wall mounted blood pressure monitors and neonate blood pressure cuffs

           Baby toys (blocks, puzzles, etc..) for cognitive testing in babies

Thank you to those who helped make the pediatricians’ job of taking care of your children’s health needs that much easier. The real benefit of supplying these items to the clinic is for the children who visit the doctors there.

Independent Order of Oddfellows & Rebekahs
Dial-a-Carol History for SCHF

Dates                       Money Raised                   Equipment Purchases

2017                       $3,000                               Holter Heart Monitors

2016                       $6,000                               Portable Ultrasound

2015                       $8,000                               Phototherapy Lights (Jaundice)

2014                       $6,893                               Mega Code Kid Training Mannequin

2013                       $7,508                               Speech & Hearing Waiting Room

2012                       $6,514                               Billichek Assessment for newborns

2011                       $7,506                               Medfusion Syringe Medication Pump

2010                       $7,982                               OBS Family Room

2009                       $7,250                               Vital Signs Monitor & Breastfeeding Chair

2008                       $8,380                               Newborn Hearing Screening (Audiology)

2007                       $5,000                               Treadmill for Physiotherapy

2006                        $7,900                              Automatic Blood Pressure pump 
                                                                       with Oxygen Monitor

2005                       $4262                               Isolet

2004                       $8200                               Event Monitor

2003                       $6875                               CT Scanner

2002                       $7500                               Fetal Heart  Monitor

2001                       $8000                               CT Scanner

1999                       $9700                               Portable defibrillator/ Cardiac Monitor

1997                       $10,000                            Dialysis Unit

1996                       $8000                               Auditory Evoked Potential Unit 
                                                                      for hearing loss in Children

1993/94                  $ 48,189                           Yag Laser - fundraised by provincial
                                                                        group as well as local

1992                       $9750                               Middle Ear Analyzer

1991                       $12,326                            CT Scanner

1990                       $10,025                            non invasive Pacemaker
                                                                        and Defibrillator/Monitor with special 
                                                                        pediatric attachments

1989                       $7520                               2 Apnea Monitors

1988                       $14,975                            Krista Pardy Intensive Care Room - 
                                                                        Pediatric Monitor, Oxygen Analyzer,
                                                                        Easy Chair, Aerosol and Mist Tent,
                                                                        Electronic Blood Pressure Apparatus



Have you or a loved one been helped as a result of a piece of equipment, or a health program, which has been funded by Foundation donors? Have you received care by a healthcare professional that goes above and beyond? Please take a minute to share your positive story with us!
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