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 VOCM radio to broadscast the live event over the airways. From 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. 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 more than 20 years and used to fund various projects and services in children's health.
Click on the VOCM Logo to Listen to Dial-a-Carol Live!
Dial-a-Carol Hits Airwaves Dec. 14
On Sunday, December 14th, the Independent Order of Oddfellows Exploits Lodge 2N and Rebekahs will be broadcasting our Annual “Dial-A-Carol” on 620 VOCM Radio from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Because of people like you, the annual Dial-a-Carol fundraiser throughout the last 35 years has been able to help the South and Central Health Foundation purchase numerous pieces of equipment large and small, to ensure that healthcare teams at the Central Newfoundland Regional Health Centre have the tools needed to support excellence in patient care.
For physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists and paramedics, delivering quality pediatric patient care requires continuous training in order to reduce errors and improve outcomes.
This year Dial-a-Carol proceeds will fund equipment for our healthcare providers for training in a wide range of pediatric advanced life saving skills. With your help, we hope to raise $12,000 to help the Foundation purchase a Megacode Kid, a manikin with a realistic airway, extensive ECG library, defibrillation and pacing capabilities.
The Megacode Kid also allows drug administration to help teach the critical skills of managing pediatric emergencies. Other skills including CPR, ACLS, trauma, first aid and child abuse awareness training in field, transport and in-hospital settings, are also taught with this manikin.
We hope that you will support our efforts by phoning (489-2192) or faxing (489-8626) in your pledge to “Dial-A-Carol”. We hope you will tune into 620 VOCM and join us for the program. The pledge lines will open one hour before the program begins. The Rebekahs and Oddfellows will be ready to receive your calls starting at 12:30 p.m.
Also, we ask if you would please display a pledge sheet on your bulletin board or distribute for your staff. With the support of organizations and businesses our “Dial-A-Carol” will be an outstanding success once again this year!
John Locke Shirley Pardy
Independent Order of Oddfellows & Rebekahs
Dial-a-carol History for SCHF
Dates Money Raised Equipment Purchases
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/OBGYS)
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
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