THE SIAN BRADWELL FUND
MONTREAL CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL
The Sian Bradwell Fund was started in 1986, to help children with cancer and their families by purchasing medical equipment for diagnosis, treatment and research. While Oncology is the main recipient of funds raised, equipment may also be purchased for departments which support Oncology, e.g. Pathology, Neurosurgery.
BECKET PLAYERS CABARET SHOWS (May 12th, 13th)
SIAN BRADWELL SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT (August 3rd – 6th)
Dec. 9th – Cedar Park Heights Men’s Softball League donates further $2,800 to the Al & Millie De Souza Foundation.
Sept. 18th – Cedar Park Heights Men’s Softball League donates $4,000 to the Al & Millie De Souza Foundation of the Lakeshore General Hospital. Al & Millie were Sian’s grandparents.
Each year, the Hospital prepares a priority medical equipment list, from which the Advisory Board [“Board of Directors”] selects items to be purchased. In addition to funding such items as intravenous infusion pumps, pain control pumps, wheelchairs and equipment required for daily treatment and regular checkups, the Fund has purchased items such as:
|Diagnostic Microscrope For Pathology||$ 55,000|
|2 Clinitek Status+ Analysers||$ 30,000|
|2 operating tables||$ 100,000|
|Pain Control Pump + 15 stethoscopes||$ 16,500|
|Cavitron (Ultrasonic Aspirator)||$ 135,000|
|Alphamaquet operating table||$ 90,000|
|Microwave tissue processor||$ 40,000|
|Intra-operative MRI , to which the SBF contributed $10,000
(MRI.pdf 1) (MRI.pdf 2)
|Cell counter||$ 115,000|
|3 Physiologic monitors||$ 60,000|
|ROTEM equipment + blood pressure monitor cuffs||$ 6,140|
and many small ($5,000+) pieces of equipment. A weighing scale can be critical to cancer treatment because chemotherapy doses are based on the weight of a child. Medical equipment is enormously expensive because of the degree of precision required for effective treatment.
1988: Dr. V. Michael Whitehead (Director of the Oncology Department) and Sharon Bradwell
Funds are raised mainly through sports events and donations. The events are always fun … come and join us!