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Heart of Champions 2015 Bowl-A-Thon
Heart of Champions 2015 Bowl-A-Thon
Heart of Champions 2015 Bowl-A-Thon
Heart of Champions 2015 Bowl-A-Thon
Heart of Champions 2015 Bowl-A-Thon
Heart of Champions 2015 Bowl-A-Thon
Heart of Champions 2015 Bowl-A-Thon
Heart of Champions 2015 Bowl-A-Thon
Heart of Champions 2015 Bowl-A-Thon
Heart of Champions 2015 Bowl-A-Thon
Heart of Champions 2015 Bowl-A-Thon
Heart of Champions 2015 Bowl-A-Thon
Heart of Champions 2015 Bowl-A-Thon
Heart of Champions 2015 Bowl-A-Thon
Heart of Champions 2015 Bowl-A-Thon
Heart of Champions 2015 Bowl-A-Thon


Heart of Champions hosts the first Spooktacular Halloween Bowl-a-thon for CHEO Cardiac Kids


Over the past six years, the Heart of Champions Golf Tournament has raised over $70K to support the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario’s (CHEO) Cardiology Department.

Through the generous support of community sponsors and golf participants, we have provided additional care and comfort to local cardiac children and their families including improvements to hospital waiting rooms, in addition to the forthcoming purchase of a portable echocardiogram machine for use throughout the hospital and in remote areas CHEO services in the north.

While our golf tournament efforts achieved our long-term goals, there is still a real need to support the one in 100 children living with congenital heart disease in our community. This need was illustrated recently by CHEO’s cardiovascular surgeon Dr. Maharajah who called on the local community to support fundraising efforts for a new  Heart Lung Bypass Machine as CHEO’s equipment nears the end of its’ lifespan.  The heart bypass machine is a vital piece of equipment that keeps children alive during open heart surgery. It is used roughly two to three times a week in Ottawa and costs upwards of 500K.

To help support this need, the Heart of Champions committee  decided to continue its’ fundraising efforts this year with the first ever Spooktacular Halloween Bowl-a-thon to be held Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 4:00-7:00 pm. at Merivale Bowling Centre.

We are graciously seeking sponsorships and/or prizes to help support this initiative. If your organization can offer any sort of material donations or prizes we would be happy to accept them and use them in the best way possible to benefit CHEO.  For further information on our sponsorship opportunities, please email logansheart@gmail.com We hope that we can count on your support again this year as our fundraising efforts continue to support young cardiac kids in our community.

Yours truly, The HOC Planning Committee

 
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It’s official!! The Heart of Champions community reached its goal for CHEO Cardiology.

In December 2014, HOC presented the CHEO Foundation with a cheque that meant Cardiology now had $60,000 for a new Echocardio machine!! This would not have been possible without our many supporters, players, donors and sponsors. Untold numbers of young children will benefit from the collective efforts of our community. We are so proud of everyone involved over the years.

With this equipment, Heart of Champions will share in a legacy that will last for many, many years. However, one day in the future, you may hear from us and a future event to continue that legacy even further. Let’s just say it may involve some fancy shoes….

Your Heart of Champions Committee


Katherine Dines of MAGIC 100.3fm (and fellow heart Mom!) takes a spin at CHEO Cardiology on a new plasma car purchased by HOC tournie funds!!!  So wonderful to see HOC efforts coming to fruition just in time for Christmas!!! The new plasma cars are just one of the recent items purchased by Cardiology from HOC proceeds. A new portable echocardiogram machine is not far off! Thank you to all our generous community sponsors who made this and much more possible. Big Kudos to Timothy Kimber of Plasmart who in turn has kindly donated a fleet of plasma cars to CHEO. There really is a Santa Claus!!!!

Heart of Champions Tournament Funds

Katherine Dines of MAGIC 100.3fm (and fellow heart Mom!) takes a spin at CHEO Cardiology on a new plasma car purchased by HOC tournie funds!!! So wonderful to see HOC efforts coming to fruition just in time for Christmas!!! The new plasma cars are just one of the recent items purchased by Cardiology from HOC proceeds. A new portable echocardiogram machine is not far off!

Thank you to all our generous community sponsors who made this and much more possible. Big Kudos to Timothy Kimber of Plasmart who in turn has kindly donated a fleet of plasma cars to CHEO. There really is a Santa Claus!!!!



Thank you to all of you who came out and supported Heart of Champions on Saturday, June 14, 2014!
Once the signs were taken down, the prizes handed out and the lucky balls packed away, every dollar collected for CHEO Cardiology was counted.

The result was a very impressive $13,600 being raised this year!!! More importantly, the addition of this year’s total to our 5 year running total has now put the overall total above $60,000!!! Our goal when we started 6 years ago was to raise $50,000 and we thought that was an aggressive target. What we didn't count on was the absolute generosity of the players, sponsors, volunteers and community to help us achieve that goal. We have seen some truly inspiring moments over the years. And we can happily say it really is "for the kids". Just how many children will benefit from your efforts for the foreseeable future can only be imagined.

So as we wrap up the golf portion of Heart of Champions, we are certain there will be other opportunities to continue the cause. Always enjoy the memories....

As Peter Pan once sang:

When there's a smile in your heart
There's no better time to start
Think of all the joy you'll find
When you leave the world behind
And bid your cares goodbye
You can fly, you can fly!

Thank you as we fly away for another year,

From Your Heart of Champions

 
 

Heart of Champions proceeds spruce up cardiac exam rooms

CHEO's Cardiology Department has begun utilizing the funds raised by the Heart of Champions Golf Tournament to improve the every day experience of local cardiac children and their families.

The proceeds from the 2010 golf tournament were presented to Dr. Jane Lougheed, Head of CHEO's Cardiology Department, in a presentation before the cardiac team in November 2010. Members of the department recently purchased new decor for several examinations rooms from the proceeds. The exam rooms are currently decorated in early 1990s motif. The Cardiology Department plans to create theme rooms based on the planets, safari, aquatics, and farm animals and expend further proceeds on movies and cartoons to bring additional comfort to children during their routine cardiac examinations and lengthy hospital stays.

Some long-term plans include the purchase of new comfortable chairs for parents and new activity tables for the children in the waiting areas. The remaining proceeds raised by the Heart of Champions Golf Tournament will be invested towards the committee's long-term goal of purchasing a portable echocardiogram machine for use throughout the hospital and in remote areas CHEO services in the north.

Check out some of the improvements being made to CHEO's examination rooms.



Photo Cutline: The Heart of Champion Planning Committee presents the 2010 golf proceeds to Dr. Jane Lougheed, Chief Cardiologist at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO).
Photo Cutline: The Heart of Champion Planning Committee presents the 2010 golf proceeds to Dr. Jane Lougheed, Chief Cardiologist at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO).

December 2010, Letter from CHEO foundation (pdf format)

November 2010, The Heart of Champions Golf Tournament was featured on page 8 of the CHEO Foundation Teddy Bear Times Fall publication!

Fall 2010 Teddy Bear Times (pdf format)

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Contact Info / Sponsorship Info

To submit yourself or a foursome, please contact:
Chris Tymofichuk @ 613-592-1339
or email: logansheart@gmail.com



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SPOOKTACULAR HALLOWEEN BOWL-A-THON

HALLOWEEN COSTUME THEME!


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Registration Fee:
$30/adult, $25/child (12 and under) fee includes shoe rental, pizza and pop. ($15 / Adult will be donated to CHEO and $10 / Child)

Register NowTeams of six people of all ages are welcome to participate. Individual bowlers can also register and be placed on a team.

Come join the fun and donate to a great cause. We will have lots of chances to win great prizes!

*All proceeds to benefit the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario’s (CHEO) Foundation’s support of a new heart--‐lung bypass machine for CHEO’ Cardiology Department.

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Goodfellow Cleaners
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SHOE RENTAL SPONSORSHIP

Monster Halloween

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REGISTRATION TABLE SPONSORSHIP

Hat Trick Hair Products
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LANE SPONSORSHIP

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Adelphia Floor Surfaces Ltd.

Century Mechanical

Dean Ryans Landscape / Property Maintenance


Evripos Janitorial Services Ltd.



Kevin O'Shea and the Charron Family


Ottawa Sprinkler


The Great Canadian Fireplace Company

Townsend's Industrial Repairs and Services

Valley Squire Furniture

The League of Superheroes

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Thank you to the generous businesses who have donated prizes and/or auction items for this event:
 
Boston Pizza (Barrhaven)
Broadhead Brewery
Canada Agriculture and Food Museum

Canada Aviation and Space Museum

Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation
Carmichael experts in thermal systems technologies
Cominar
Cosmic Adventures
Domus Building Cleaning
Epicure (Lori Dobson)
Escape Manor Ottawa
Exel Contracting
Fatboys Southern Smokehouse
Gabriel Pizza
Gloucester Electric
Monkey Around
Never Too Clean
Norkem
Orange Therapy Fitness
Papa Jack Popcorn
Rachel Hammer Real Estate Team
Richard Anderson
Riverside South
Roof Maintenance Solutions
Roy Russell & Sons Drywall Contracting Inc.(Darius Russell)
Second Cup (Rideau St.)
Shenkman Arts Centre
South Hill Design (Joanne Mahoney)
Starbucks (Rideau location) 
Starr Gymnastics
Supperworks (Nepean)
The Loot Bag Lady

The Spa Day Retreat (Kanata)
The Works
Thirty One (Brenda Handler)
Vinci Park

Raised $60,000! FUNDS RAISED TO DATE

The Committee’s overall fundraising goal is to purchase a portable echocardiogram machine for use throughout CHEO as well as in remote areas CHEO services in the North.

To date, some funds have been used for the purchase of new comfortable chairs for parents and will soon include new activity tables for the children in the waiting areas.