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.
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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!
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
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