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 Hits Airwaves Dec. 13



On Sunday, December 13th, 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 36 years has been able to help the South and Central Health Foundation purchase numerous pieces of equipment for the Central Newfoundland Regional Health Centre to support patient care.

This year we are hoping you will join the dedicated members of the Oddfellows & Rebekahs to raise the funds to purchase a very important piece of equipment used to treat jaundice in newborns. 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. Our charity would like to purchase new phototherapy lights to ensure all babies needing this treatment get a healthy start in life.

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. With the support of organizations and businesses our "Dial-A-Carol" will be an outstanding success once again this year!

Merry Christmas!


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

Dates                            Money Raised                               Equipment Purchases

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 
                                                                        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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