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July 10th, 2024 by janeway

DQ Miracle Treat Day just got SWEETER with our DQ Blizzard Vouchers available for purchase HERE. Redeemable August 1-31, 2024, you can support Janeway Kids in NL with each Blizzard!

40th Annual Janeway Children’s Miracle Network Telethon and
2024 Children’s Miracle Network Champion Launched

Celebrating 40 years of kindness and generosity in Newfoundland and Labrador.

St. John’s, NL – A special event took place at the Soccer Hut in Mount Pearl today. The Janeway Foundation celebrated the launch of the 40th Anniversary Janeway Children’s Miracle Network Telethon. They also announced the new 2024 Children’s Miracle Network Champion, John Bennett, from Mount Pearl. Funds raised at this year’s Telethon, airing on NTV on June 1st and 2nd will provide new equipment, education and research opportunities at the Janeway Children’s Health and Rehabilitation Centre.

“For 40 years, gifts to the Janeway Foundation and the Telethon have helped the Janeway keep pace with the latest advancements in medical technology. Because of our generous community those advanced tools are at the Janeway today saving lives! So many people in our province owe their health, and the health of their children, to the Janeway, and to the Janeway’s incredible donors. Thank you,” said Rebecca Dutton, President and CEO, Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation.

“This year’s fundraising efforts will support a large range of equipment, education, and research projects. There will be a particular priority placed on caring for children with complex medical conditions or severe injuries in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit by implementing renal replacement therapy, something that we presently have to send children out of province for; and on purchasing advanced equipment and technology for the Maternal Fetal Assessment Unit, to enhance the safety and quality of care provided to babies born to high-risk mothers from all across the province.”

The 2024 Champion is John Bennett. John began his Janeway journey at two and a half months when he was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis (CF). John embodies strength and courage and is an inspiration to all who know him. He does not let CF stop him from flourishing in the sports he loves, soccer and hockey. John says, “I have CF, but I am healthy and thriving because of the CF team at the Janeway, they are part of my family. I just want to thank them for everything.”
To view John’s story this link.

Joining the celebration today were key corporate sponsors and donors, John Bennett and his family, members of two of John’s teams – the Mount Pearl Blades U15A Hockey Team and MPSA U15 Premier Youth League Soccer Team, Abi Latoszek, the 2023 Champion, and her family, Janeway Foundation Board Chair and Board members, and supporters.

• To learn more about the Telethon and how to fundraise, visit
• To share your story, video, or photo of you or your child:

The 40th Janeway Children’s Miracle Network Telethon will broadcast on NTV:
• June 1st at 6:30 pm (NDT) and
• June 2nd at 12:00 p.m. (NDT)

About the Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation
The Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation exists to activate a community of donors, fundraisers and volunteers to fund children’s healthcare, primarily through support of the Janeway Children’s Health and Rehabilitation Centre.


🎉CONGRATULATIONS 🎉 to the winner of the Janeway Festive 50/50 GRAND PRIZE DRAW! WINNING TICKET #63063
The winner will receive $203,327.50!
We are in the process of verifying and calling the winning ticket holder.
This Festive 50/50 has been our biggest to date. This means we can meet the list of priority needs for the Janeway – more specialized pediatric equipment, infrastructure, program requests, staff education, and pediatric research for the children of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets for the Janeway!

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Stay tuned to Janeway Foundation social media channels for updates.

The winning ticket for our Janeway Festive 50/50 2nd Early Bird Draw is #4779!

CONGRATULATIONS to Gerry R.! He wins $5,000 Canadian and two Economy Class return tickets for travel to any Air Canada scheduled destination in North America including Hawaii, the Caribbean and select sun destinations. (Some conditions apply. Tickets are not transferable, not refundable and not redeemable for cash.)

Thank you to the Air Canada Foundation for donating the travel voucher. We sincerely appreciate their continued support.


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The winning ticket for our Janeway Festive 50/50 1st Early Bird $5,000 cash prize drawn this morning is: #26536

CONGRATULATIONS to Wanda Connolly!! She said she never wins anything and is so excited! All tickets will now be eligible for the 2nd Early Brid Draw AND our GRAND PRIZE DRAW!!

Don’t miss your chance to win big and help kids in our province. Our next Early Bird Draw cut-off is Dec. 13th! ✈️💰

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Janeway Foundation Board of Directors for 2023-24

Gill Whelan, Chair
CJ Nolan, Secretary
Krista Ryan, Treasurer
Samu Chitsike
Ben Girvan
Chris King
Colin Krulicki
Karen Skinner
Rebecca Dutton (Ex-Officio)
Ron Johnson (Ex-Officio)
Marilyn Pardy (Honorary Life Member)

The Janeway Foundation Office has moved!

September 5th, 2023 by janeway

  • By sharing the Janeway Foundation’s Dairy Queen Miracle Treat Day contest information, you agree to participate in the Miracle Treat Day 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 Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • 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 August 10, 2023.
  • Winner will be drawn on August 11, 2023.
  • Winner will be notified via message on Facebook, by Janessa Ward, Janeway Foundation
  • Winner will receive one trip for two to any Air Canada scheduled destination in North America, donated by the Air Canada Foundation.
  • The winner must respond to the Foundation by 12 pm on Thursday, September 7, 2023; if the winner has not responded by this point, a new winner will be chosen from the list of qualified entrants.

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Vouchers can be purchased online or at the Janeway Foundation office with cheque/debit/credit.
For more information, please visit our website here or contact


Sarah Parker Charles with her children Iris and Hank

November 15, 2022

St. John’s, NL – The Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation congratulates Chef Jeremy Charles, Sarah Parker Charles, and their team of colleagues, chefs and supporters for being honoured with a Spirit of Philanthropy Award (Group)  from the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter (AFP-NL).  A special event was held today at Manuals River Hibernia Interpretation Center to celebrate the Charles family and all Spirit of Philanthropy Award recipients.

Jeremy, Sarah and their colleagues have hosted the Dinner for Levi for many years in support of the Janeway Foundation. This is an annual third-party fundraising dinner and auction in memory of Jeremy and Sarah’s son Levi, who was cared for at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Janeway. Having been so impacted by the care and support of the NICU staff, they were compelled to show their gratitude and wanted to take action.

“The Charles’ commitment to the Janeway and their community is incredible. They embody the true spirit of philanthropy,” says Carmella Butland with the Janeway Foundation who nominated Jeremy and Sarah for the award.

In a world where medical technologies and treatment protocols are ever-changing, the support from Dinner for Levi has allowed the Janeway to stay current and has helped to introduce new state-of-the-art methods to enhance and keep pace with on-going advancements in pediatric care.

The Dinner for Levi has raised over $540,000 over the past 10 years. The Charles family make multi-year commitments to fund areas of care at the Janeway and have attained each goal they set.

The Dinner for Levi has helped fund the creation of a Special Care Unit for children under the age of two, and last year, the Charles family made a multi-year commitment to direct their fundraising efforts to create a palliative care suite at the Janeway, a private space with the goal of improving quality of life – for the child and the family that will be moving forward without them.

“National Philanthropy Day is an opportunity for us to celebrate those who give each year, whether it be in volunteer time or charitable donations, and our members who are responsible for generating philanthropic support for their organizations. Philanthropy is a powerful thing. No one is required to give; it is voluntary and those who give do so because they see the need,” states Kelly Reid, President, AFP NL Chapter.

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.

Media Contact:
Phyllis Kinsman Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation