Smile Cookie Donation to Spread Happiness and Thank Niagara Health Staff – Niagara Health News, Updates & Publications | Niagara Health System

It’s the kind of gesture meant to have frontline staff and healthcare workers grinning from ear to ear.

On Friday, September 23, Wellspring Niagara staff, supporters and members will hand-deliver 800 Smile Cookies to Niagara Health for our staff to enjoy. The chocolate chip cookies with smiley faces are a gift from donor and Wellspring Niagara member, Paul Battaglia. Paul, a cancer survivor from Niagara-on-the-Lake, has placed a large order of Smile Cookies to support the annual campaign at three Tim Hortons locations in Fonthill, where proceeds from sales will go to Wellspring Niagara.

Paul and Wellspring Niagara are sharing the large order with other cancer patient support organizations in gratitude for their work. Boxes of cookies will be distributed to Walker Family Cancer Center and other Niagara Health departments, and will include a thank you note from Paul to healthcare workers.

Members of the media are invited to attend the delivery for a photo and/or report:

When: Friday, September 23 at 11:30 a.m.

Where: Main entrance to the St. Catharines site, 1200 Fourth Ave.

Who: Ann Mantini-Celima, CEO of Wellspring Niagara; Paul Battaglia, Wellspring Niagara member and Smile Cookie donor; Jacqueline Ireland, Wellspring Niagara Community Engagement and Events Coordinator; Tracy Fazzari, Director, Patient Care, Oncology and Palliative Care, Walker Family Cancer Centre; and frontline healthcare workers.

About Wellspring Niagara:

Wellspring Niagara offers free services and programs to support people with cancer and their families. Wellspring Niagara is fulfilling the dream of Aldo Mantini, who lost his life to cancer at the age of 31. Aldo had inspired many in his community to work together to bring the kind of supportive care that Wellspring offers to Niagara. Now in its 21st year, the center offers a wide variety of programs and services to meet the social, emotional, restorative and informational needs of people with cancer. All programs are free and support anyone living with cancer at any stage, as well as their caregivers and family members in the Niagara Region. As a not-for-profit charitable organization, Wellspring Niagara receives no government funding and depends solely on the financial support of the community it serves, the Niagara Region.

About Niagara Health:

Niagara Health is a regional hospital system with multiple sites and a growing network of community and virtual services. We provide a full range of acute care hospital services to the 450,000 residents of the Niagara region. In addition to operating one of the most active emergency medicine programs in Ontario, we have regional centers of excellence in mental health and addictions, as well as oncology, cardiology, kidney health , child health, and care of women and babies. With the third oldest population in Canada, we are also placing greater emphasis on care for the elderly.

Our team is made up of more than 7,300 staff, physicians, volunteers and patient partners who contribute to our goal of providing extraordinary care. Each person. Everytime. Our accreditation with exemplary status is a clear demonstration of the team’s commitment to the highest safety and quality standards.

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