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 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 
                                                                        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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