News Release

May 3, 2016


Health Care Foundation Exceeds Fundraising Goal at 10th Annual Brunch with the Bags™

St. John’s - The Health Care Foundation is pleased to announce that $113,155 was raised for women’s health at its annual signature event, Brunch with the Bags™, on May 1, 2016.

“On behalf of the Board of Directors and staff of the Health Care Foundation, we would like to thank everyone who helped make the 10th annual Brunch with the Bags™ a huge success again this year,” said Debbie Patten, Chair, Health Care Foundation’s Board of Directors. “Witnessing how our staff, volunteers, committee, donors and event guests’ band together to support women’s health is truly inspiring. Together, we are strengthening women’s health in our province.”

Proceeds from Brunch with the Bags will be used to purchase a suite of equipment and comfort items for the Women’s Health Program at Eastern Health, including:

  • a Biofeedback machine;
  • a digital weight scale;
  • a urology chair cushion;
  • electric blood pressure cuffs;
  • a vital signs monitor; and
  • Comfort In Care™ furniture.

The event was made possible by the support of a number of sponsors, especially the presenting sponsors, Shoppers Drug Mart and Johnson Insurance. A complete list of sponsors is available in the below backgrounder.

“We applaud all of our donors and sponsors that made Brunch with the Bags™ the success it is today – and for the last 10 years,” said Paul Snow, President and CEO, Health Care Foundation. “This support translates into better health care and equipment for our mothers, sisters, daughters and all of those other special women in our lives – and that is invaluable.”

About the Health Care Foundation

The Health Care Foundation is committed to raising and stewarding funds for the advancement and enhancement of patient comfort and care, medical equipment, research and education within adult hospitals and facilities serving the St. John’s region. Through its fundraising initiatives, the Health Care Foundation assists Eastern Health in providing health care for the St. John’s region and specialized tertiary health services for the entire province. 

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Media contact:
Jackie O’Brien
Manager, Communications and Stewardship
Health Care Foundation 
(709) 777-5906

Backgrounder: Sponsors for 2016 Brunch with the Bags  

Presenting Sponsors:
  Platinum Sponsors:




Gold Sponsors: 

Arluk Outfitters

The Landells Clinic

By Sharpe Design