For immediate release
June 4, 2018

                                    Newfoundland and Labrador rally in support of the Janeway Hospital


St. John’s, NL – Once again the people of Newfoundland and Labrador rallied in support of the 2018 Janeway Telethon with a final tote board showing $3,336,270.  These donations ensure 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:

  • Expansion of Medical Daycare Unit;
  • New Emergency Department information system that tracks patient flow through various departments throughout the Janeway;
  • Additional equipment for Rehabilitation and Development Program;
  • Microscopes for the OR; and
  • Mental Health and Addictions program.

“It has been an incredible Telethon weekend and we are truly grateful to the people of Newfoundland and Labrador for their continued support,” said Lynn Sparkes, President and CEO, Janeway Foundation.  “On behalf of the Janeway Foundation’s Board of Directors and staff, and most importantly our province’s children, I want to thank all our donors and volunteers for their commitment to improving children’s health care here at home.”

“This event was made possible by the support of hundreds of corporate donors and sponsors, community fundraisers, individual donors, and volunteers – all in support of Janeway patients and their families,” added Martin Sullivan, Janeway Foundation Board Chair. “Their dedication made 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: 709-777-4264 / 709-770-4912