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May 2018   

Fresh air and gardens improve mental health: natural remedies for patients and staff

Fresh air, open space, and warm sunlight peeking through leaves swaying in a cool breeze. Sometimes taking a walk outside or eating your lunch at a picnic table is just the right medicine – not only for staff, but also for patients. Staying indoors for days on end, hooked to various machines – deprivation can take a serious toll on patients’ overall wellness.

Virtual rider raises funds for cancer research

To celebrate 13 years without cancer, Megan Racicot has registered for THE RIDE as a virtual rider, planning to raise $1,000 to support cancer research at The Ottawa Hospital.

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Fast Facts: World-firsts discovered at The Ottawa Hospital

  1. Developed the first ever iPhone app to track vaccinations
  2. First to use stem cells to send "stiff person syndrome" into long-term remission
  3. Launched the first hospital-based program in Canada for integrated 3D printing for pre-surgical planning and education

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How is corporate giving changing in Ottawa?

Charities and foundations across the city are evolving, but need to understand the priorities of donors in order to continue to be effective partners. This 10-minute survey is aimed at understanding how Ottawa-area businesses choose the charities they support, their priorities and motives when engaging in philanthropy, as well as attitudes toward various workplace campaigns. All individual responses will be kept confidential and will only be released in aggregate.


Cycle through Ottawa. Help the world.

Want to do a world of good? THE RIDE is the route to go! Keep our world-class research moving forward. Sign up today for THE RIDE, powered by Mattamy Homes, on Sept. 9, 2018. Register for one of our three route options and help support key research at The Ottawa Hospital.

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