Media Advisory
For immediate release
June 5, 2017

 A successful Telethon means enhanced pediatric health care at the Janeway


St. John’s, NL – A record-breaking Janeway Telethon, with a final tote board of $3,401,581, ensures that the latest in diagnostic and advanced technology will be at the fingertips of the Janeway Hospital’s medical team.

Due to the success of this year’s Telethon, the Janeway Foundation will provide funds for the purchase of the following items, to name a few:

  • Ultrasound machine and mobile C-arm for Diagnostic Imaging Dept.;
  • ECG Machine (Cardiology) for the Emergency Room;
  • Upgrade and replacement in Mobile Analysis Centre;
  • Additional equipment for the Pathology lab;
  • Emergency Room Telehealth; and
  • Mental Health and Addictions program.

“It has been a tremendous weekend at Telethon and we are incredibly grateful to the people of Newfoundland and Labrador for stepping up once again,” said Lynn Sparkes, President and CEO, Janeway Foundation.  “On behalf of the Board of Directors and staff of the Janeway Foundation, and most importantly our province’s children, thank you to all our donors, supporters, and volunteers who made this year’s Telethon a huge success.”

“This event was made possible by the support of hundreds of corporate donors and sponsors, community fundraisers, partners, and volunteers – all in support of Janeway patients and their families,” added Lloyd Powell, Chair, Janeway Foundation’s Board of Directors. “The commitment and generosity of donors make a measurable difference to each and every child. Thank you to all.”



About the Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation

The Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation is a registered charitable organization created to raise funds to meet the financial needs of the Janeway Children’s Health and Rehabilitation Centre for capital projects, medical equipment and research and programs directly related to the health and welfare of Newfoundland and Labrador children, while promoting awareness of these needs.




Media contact:

Phyllis Kinsman
Manager, Communications and Events
Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation
Phone: 709-777-4640 / 709-777-4264