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 30 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 supporters pledge $8,000 for newborns
On Sunday, December 13th, 2015 the Independent Order of Oddfellows Exploits Lodge 2N and Rebekahs held its Annual "Dial-A-Carol" on 620 VOCM Radio from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Supporters pledged $8,000 to provide newborns with equipment to help them overcome jaundice.
Jaundice, the yellow pigmentation of the skin is common in many newborns and rarely causes problems for the full term infant; however in some babies whose liver is not fully developed jaundice can be a concern. A simple treatment called Phototherapy is available to reduce the jaundice.
The Maternal Newborn Unit at the Central Newfoundland Regional Health Centre has a set of phototherapy lights; however they are reaching their lifespan. Thanks to an overwhelming success again this year our charity will be bale to purchase new phototherapy lights to ensure all babies needing this treatment get a healthy start in life.
Thank You once again!
Independent Order of Oddfellows & Rebekahs
Dial-a-Carol History for SCHF
Dates Money Raised Equipment Purchases
2015 $8,000 Phototherapy Lights for Newborns with 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/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