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. From 1:00 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 30 years and used to fund various projects and services in children's health.

 

Dial-a-Carol 2016
Dial-a-Carol 2016

 

Dial-a-Carol Helps Expectant Moms and Babies

On Sunday, December 18, 2016 the Independent Order of Oddfellows Exploits Lodge 2N and Rebekahs broadcasted their Annual “Dial-A-Carol” on Rogers TV, Channel 9 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

This year the dedicated members of the Oddfellows & Rebekahs raise funds to towards a new Portable Ultrasound Machine for the health of expectant moms and babies.

Physicians use these ultrasounds to date pregnancies, to predict those at risk to have pre-term babies and to identify infertility issues. Most importantly, it is used to identify and monitor those with high risk pregnancies in order to make necessary adjustments to their care plan.

The current Portable Ultrasound Machine is at the end of its useful life. It has been unavailable at times and the image quality has decreased over the years. When the Portable Ultrasound Machine is unavailable it means that an expectant mom may not receive her bedside ultrasound scan at her regular appointment and may need to return at a later date.

With your support “Dial-A-Carol” was an outstanding success once again this year! There were $4,500 in pledges made during the event. With additional donoations our total has reached $6,000!!! THANK YOU!!!!! 

 

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

 

 





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