Dave Kalil, Ottawa’s Piano Man
Dave Kalil, Ottawa’s Piano Man, will be performing his
Take a Break online concert in support of the OutCare Foundation
Saturday Feb 20 @ 7:30pm via facebook live.
Thanks to Dave Kalil for sharing his music to raise funds for palliative care.
Thanks to TELUS and the Zed Family for stepping up to match donations and participation.
For every dollar donated, TELUS and will match the donation, up to $10,000
and the Zed Family will donate $20 for every viewer!
This generosity means that every dollar is actually 2 dollars and simply by joining the show you are donating $20.
I am asking for your help – will you make a donation this week knowing it will be matched?
I am often asked, “Why are you so engaged with the OutCare Foundation?”, and my answer is simple. They make a real contribution to improving the quality of palliative care in Eastern Ontario.
I have had two experiences with palliative care. They were very private and personal and showed me that a vastly improved end-of-life experience is possible when resources and staff are accessible to help a patient and their family through challenging end-of-life days.
The hospices providing palliative care in Eastern Ontario face significant funding challenges and rely on fundraising to make up shortfalls. They desperately need help as COVID has not only put a huge strain on their staff and patients, it has also made fundraising almost impossible.
So, when asked, why am I involved, it is to support those frontline caregivers who are working to deliver essential end-of-life palliative care and support to patients and their families. It is to provide funding for the equipment, training and support to meet the needs of palliative patients and their families while navigating an end-of-life journey.
The OutCare Foundation goal is to raise funds to support hospice palliative care programs whether delivered at a hospice or at home for patients who have chosen to spend their final days in the comfort of their own home. OutCare does not do the hands-on work, we support palliative care through our annual grants to support frontline palliative care programs and staff.
We have an amazing opportunity to raise much need funds this Saturday, February 20th, and I am asking for your help. Thanks to the matching donation from TELUS, up to $10,000, and the $20 per viewer from the Zed Family, your donation and participation will make a significant impact.
Watch the free concert on Dave Kalil’s facebook page.
I hope you will join me and the OutCare Foundation in support of those who deliver palliative care - true health care heroes.
OutCare Foundation Board Member
Thanks to you we raised $7,350!
Thank you to all our teams and participants for taking on the challenge to get outdoors and be active while raising funds for palliative care. Congratulations to team Palladium Insurance for raising $2,100 and winning the OutCare OutDoors Challenge Cup. We also thank those who donated in honour of participants and cheered them on. What a great way to enjoy winter!
February 12th to 15th, 2021
Cooped up by COVID-19? It’s time to get up, get out and get active – turn your favourite winter activity into an opportunity to help those in need of palliative care in our community by participating in OutCare OutDoors – in Support of Palliative Care - February 12 -15
You, family, friends and work colleagues can team up to turn your favourite activity into $2,000 of funding for palliative care.
Go to OutCare OutDoors 2021 to
· Create your own OutCare OutDoors Team online
Each virtual member can recruit participants and donors to contribute to the team challenge. We are asking each team to raise a minimum of $2000, but every $ helps!
· Join an OutCare OutDoors Team
You can be part of larger community and your individual outdoor activity makes a contribution to their fundraising goal.
· Make a donation
Not into the outdoor thing? No worries. You can still donate and help the cause that will help contribute to helping our community support end-of-life palliative care.
· Win the OutCare OutDoors Challenge Cup!
Will you lace up skates?
Will you build a snow-fort?
Will you strap on skis?
We encourage everyone participating in OutCare OutDoors to do so while following all current public health guidelines concerning COVID-19.
Team Palladium Co-Captains
Tim Snelling & Sylvie Forget-Swim
In the News
Read the Ottawa Business Journal article on how OutCare is getting people outdoors and active in support of home-based palliative care.
A special thank you to our supporter Running Room for helping us get the word out. Get all your running needs at Running Room. Check out our Virtual Running Advisors to help you get fitted in the right pair of shoes or answer your running and product questions.
Comedy Night for OutCare & Hopewell
Friday, February 26 @ 8 pm EST will be a live virtual stand-up comedy show to benefit two great charities.
Purchase : Tickets $50/household
Once again by popular demand: Andrew Jones and Michael Sangster are bringing the comedy club to your couch. You’ll share some laughs with professional comedians and friends while supporting the OutCare Foundation and Hopewell.
This is better than any Netflix special because you are part of the show, so be certain to keep your video on and sound unmuted. You’ll laugh your socks off -- if you still wear socks.
This 45 minute show features 5 comedians who have appeared on HBO, Comedy Central, FOX and more.
Pour yourself a drink, turn on your device and laugh it up!
Want to make this an interactive entertainment experience that involves connecting with your friends virtually? Buy an extra ticket and give it to your bestie and you can enjoy the show together! Find more information and a short video sample at livingroomlaughs.com.
The link to the show will be sent to the email address provided by the purchaser on February 26th by noon.
About OutCare Foundation
The OutCare Foundation is a registered charity that supports palliative care across Eastern Ontario. Our goal is for individuals and their families to have access to the care and support they need for their end of life journey. We work towards this by identifying gaps in palliative care, focusing primarily on in-home care, and raising the funds needed to help address them. From equipment to education, knowledge sharing projects to launching new programs, we work closely with generous donors to support those facing end-of-life.