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Jamarama 2020

October 9th, 2020 by janeway

Jamarama is a go for Friday, October 23rd!

If you want more information how your school, daycare or work can participate, go to our Jamarama 2020 page.


With the generosity shown this past Telethon weekend, we’re well on our way to reaching our $3 million fundraising goal for a new CT Scan! Haven’t donated yet? There’s still time! We only need 2 more pieces to reach our goal—so please, give today! #forallourkids


St. John’s, NL – Today the Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation held its annual general meeting in St. John’s. Martin Sullivan, Chair, Janeway Foundation’s Board of Directors, and Lynn Sparkes, President and CEO, Janeway Foundation, shared activities and accomplishments of the fiscal year ended March 31, 2020. In consideration of the safety of our partners, donors, general public, and staff, the meeting was held virtually.

“This past fiscal year, through the generosity of our donors, the Janeway Foundation disbursed $3,294,786 to Eastern Health for the Janeway Hospital and other pediatric initiatives,” stated Martin Sullivan.  “Eighty per cent went towards new capital equipment and the remainder was allocated for program support, education, and research all to provide the best possible care for children’s health in Newfoundland and Labrador.”

A few of the incredible advancements made at the Janeway were highlighted:

  • Central Fetal Monitoring System for moms and unborn babies was made possible through a $1 Million gift from the Operating Engineers Local 904.
  • Completion of a new Adaptive Therapeutic Kitchen for the Janeway Lifestyles Program.
  • $250,000 in funding to provide educational and research opportunities for Janeway medical teams

“Since March, no one could have imagined that we would be faced with the unprecedented challenges of living through a pandemic. COVID-19 has changed our lives. But one thing hasn’t changed, our passion and commitment to help provide the best health care to our province’s children. To do that we will always need you, our donors, by our side, continuously helping to make a vital difference in the care that is provided at the Janeway Hospital,” said Lynn Sparkes, President and CEO, Janeway Foundation.

The Janeway Foundation’s Annual Report for 2019-2020 is available online at

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 NL children, while promoting awareness of these needs.


Online Miracle Match 2020!

September 15th, 2020 by janeway

Online Miracle Match – Where every donation will be matched
by one of our two Local Corporate Sponsors.

Our Janeway Kids are amazing. Every day they fight their battles. Their positivity and determination inspire their friends, family, and everyone at the Janeway.

You can help make a difference! Visit our 2020 Telethon Miracle Match site to watch their incredible stories:

Your online donation through this link will be matched by one of our two Local Sponsors – Eastern Audio Limited and Walsh Productions.

Let’s continue to help make Miracle’s happen.

For a full summary of all 13 programs, please visit

ST. JOHN’S, NL, August 19, 2020 – Dominion stores across Newfoundland and Labrador came together in support of the Janeway with their annual Give a Little Help a Lot campaign, raising $45,000 for the purchase of the latest in modern medical equipment, the continued education of health care staff, and research and programs directly related to our children’s health and welfare.

Despite the pandemic, the campaign went ahead this July as Dominion realized that the support is needed now more than ever. “Despite the ongoing pandemic, it is important to remember that the needs of our Janeway children continue,” said Lynn Sparkes, President & CEO, Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation. “We are fortunate to have the support of Dominion’s customers and colleagues who are so committed to ensuring that the Janeway can continue to provide the very best in pediatric care in our province.”
Matt Barnett, District Manager, Dominion, said “Our customers and colleagues are amazing, and I want to thank everyone on the front lines for making this year’s campaign so successful despite the ongoing challenges posed by COVID-19. Our store colleagues and customers throughout the province have long been proud supporters of the Janeway Foundation. As our partnership has grown and developed, we recognize the importance of being able to help provide world-class care to patients and families from across Newfoundland and Labrador.”

Give a Little, Help a Lot is a national campaign where Dominion customers are asked to donate $2 at checkout in support of their designated local charity. In addition, store colleagues organize grassroots fundraisers such as barbecues and bake sales, with proceeds from these activities added to the total.

The Give a Little, Help a Lot campaign was launched in 2013 in Newfoundland and Labrador and is part of an ongoing effort by Dominion to provide support to the Janeway Foundation. Dominion has been a dedicated supporter of the Janeway for the past seven years, raising funds annually to ensure children and their families have access to the best equipment, technology and care right here Newfoundland and Labrador.



About the Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation
The Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation is a registered charitable organization created to raise funds to meet with 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’s children, while promoting awareness of these needs.

For more information please contact:
Carmella Butland
Manager, Corporate Development
Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation or 709-777-4227

Mark Boudreau
Director, Corporate Affairs
Loblaw Atlantic or 902-802-8687

Janeway Dominion Gift Card Contest 2020

July 21st, 2020 by janeway

Congratulations to Wanda Walsh and Rosalie Walsh, the lucky winners of our Dominion Gift Card Contest! Each will receive a $100 PC gift card. Thank you to all who participated!

• “Share” the Janeway Foundation’s Dominion Gift Card post on Facebook on or before July 26, 2020 to be entered for a chance to win one of two PC gift cards valued at $100 each.
• By sharing the Janeway Foundation’s Dominion Gift Card contest information, you agree to participate in the Dominion Gift Card contest and as such, consent to the use of your name and photograph, being used by the Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation for promotional purposes only.
• Eligibility: contest is open all residents of Canada.
• To be eligible to win, winner must answer a skill testing mathematical question.
• This contest will run from the time of the first post on the Janeway Foundation’s Facebook page ( until midnight on July 26, 2020.
• Winner will be drawn on July 27, 2020.
• Winner will be notified via message on Facebook, by Carmella Butland, Janeway Foundation
• Two winners will receive a $100 gift PC gift card each.
• The winner must respond to the Foundation by 12 pm on Monday, August 17, 2020; if the winner has not responded by this point, a new winner will be chosen from the list of qualified entrants.

Continue to care for all our kids.

May 27th, 2020 by janeway

During these difficult times, your support is urgently needed to help kids with ongoing health conditions. For kids like five-year old Nate who developed severe abdominal pain during the COVID-19 pandemic, the scariness of the unknown increased tenfold for his family.

Living in rural Newfoundland and Labrador with limited pediatric care, Nate had to be transferred to the Janeway in St. John’s. He underwent various tests (ultrasound, CT scan, repeated bloodwork and consultations with many departments). Ultimately, Nate required surgery to remove his appendix, followed by an additional five-day stay for monitoring and IV antibiotic therapy.

“The professionalism, compassion and dedication of all staff at the Janeway, especially during the current pandemic, was outstanding. Knowing such services are available provides much relief and eases our minds. The nurses, physicians, and all staff of the Janeway are angels amongst us and for their care of Nate, we will be eternally grateful.” (Glenda, Nate’s Mom)

COVID-19 is affecting our ability to raise critical funds. Kids can’t wait for a cure, a flattened curve or a boosted economy. They need your help right now. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation today to continue to care for all our kids:

Thank you for your support and take care.

Please click the link:  The Frontline Fund_News Release_FINAL