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.
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 2K2Drop by our office located in the main lobby of the CNRHC, Grand Falls-WindsorCall in your credit card info to (709) 292-2360.
Thank you once again for your wondderful support of healthcare in your region!
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
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