Eric Caetano presented Health Sciences North Foundation with a $2000 cheque for this year’s Blowing the Whistle for Kids Care campaign! The focus of this year's campaign was to raise funds for the purchase of a hospital relaxation module that will make visits and treatments as stress free as possible for Pediatric Care.
“On behalf of Health Sciences North Foundation, I would like to thank Eric and his team of volunteers for their hard work and dedication to this year’s campaign. Funds raised through the Blowing the Whistle for Kids Care campaign will help to alleviate some of the stress experienced by our tinniest of patients,” says Mary Lou Hussak, executive director of Health Sciences North Foundation.
Eric Caetano is a teacher in Greater Sudbury who is also a hockey referee. He and his team of volunteers raised money for Health Sciences North Foundation in support of Pediatric Care at Health Sciences North (HSN) through the Blowing the Whistle for Kids Care campaign.
“The 2014 campaign was a complete success, and I'm humbled by the outcome. The community was extremely supportive of the initiative to help support Health Sciences North Foundation with the purchase of a hospital relaxation module. A special thank you to the volunteers, parents, my colleagues at Lansdowne Public School, the staff at Acclaim Ability, and of course my fellow officials for being so generous in their donations. Without their support, none of this would be possible. It is my hope that next year I can continue to work with Health Sciences North Foundation purchase items to support pediatrics at Health Sciences North”, says Eric Caetano.
The campaign was launched on December 3, 2014 at the Countryside arena. During a series of hockey games in December - including minor hockey – Caetano, fellow referees and his team of volunteers collected donations.