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.



Christmas Fundraiser to Help Cardiac Patients

On Wednesday, December 13th, the Independent Order of Oddfellows Exploits Lodge 2N and Rebekahs held the Annual “Dial-A-Carol” on Rogers TV.

This year supporters pledged $4,000 towards the purchase of several Holter Monitors for patients served by the Cardiopulmonary Department at the Central Newfoundland Regional Health Centre

Non-invasive Cardiology technologists use these portable recording devices to detect heart rhythm abnormalities in patients. If you have signs or symptoms of a heart problem, such as an irregular heartbeat or unexplained fainting, your doctor may order a test called an electrocardiogram. An electrocardiogram is a brief, noninvasive test that uses electrodes taped to your chest to check your heart's rhythm.

Sometimes an electrocardiogram doesn't detect any irregularities in your heart rhythm because you're hooked up to the machine for only a short time. If your signs and symptoms suggest that an occasionally irregular heart rhythm may be causing your condition, your doctor may recommend that you wear a Holter Monitor for a day or so. Over that time, the Holter Monitor may be able to detect irregularities in your heart rhythm that an electrocardiogram couldn't detect.

However, at the moment, the Cardiopulmonary Department has a patient wait list because they are in need of additional Holter Monitors. These portable devices are needed by people of all ages, including infants and children. We hope that you will support our efforts to raise funds to purchase several additional Holter Monitors, thereby reducing patient wait times.

If you pledged duringt the telethon you can pay your pledge in several ways:

  • Click on the Donate Now button on this website and male your secure online doantion via Canada Helps
  • Mail to the South and Central Health Foundation at P.O. Box 739, Grand Falls-Windsor, NL A2A 2K2
  • Drop by our office located in the main lobby of the CNRHC, Grand Falls-Windsor
  • Call in your credit card info to (709) 292-2360.


Thank you once again for your wondderful support of healthcare in your region!

Merry Christmas!

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

Dates                            Money Raised                               Equipment Purchases

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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