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!


Merry Christmas!

John Locke                              Shirley Pardy

Co-Chair                                            Co-Chair

Dial-A-Carol                                      Dial-A-Carol


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 
                                                                        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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