To mark CADTH’s 30th anniversary, the organization launched a new initiative – HTA Gives Back – at their annual Symposium, held in Edmonton earlier this year. Rather than purchasing thank you gifts for speakers and volunteers, they decided to redirect the funds to a local registered charity in Edmonton, as well as donate an additional five dollars for each person who filled out a survey related to the event – raising a total of $4,585.
Genevieve Chartrand, CADTH Alberta Liaison Officer (pictured right, presenting a cheque to Pilgrims’ Executive Director, Monica Robson), explained how Pilgrims Hospice Society became their charity of choice:
“We wanted to choose something in Edmonton that spoke to the current needs of the province. On recommendation from the Edmonton-based members of our Program Advisory Committee, and after seeing Pilgrims featured on CTV receiving $3 million to build Edmonton’s first residential community hospice, we knew there was some momentum in the province to give Pilgrims more support.”
President and CEO of CADTH, Dr. Brian O’Rourke, says: “We’re pleased to make a contribution to the Pilgrims Hospice Society that will benefit the people of Edmonton long after the 2019 CADTH Symposium is a distant memory.”
We are grateful for CADTH’s creative fundraising efforts and generosity – directly helping those we serve.