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Mobilizing hospital-based research in the battle against COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is proving to be one of the most pressing health challenges of our time. With a rising number of cases and deaths worldwide, there’s a global urgency to finding a solution. As the research institute of London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph’s Health Care London, Lawson...
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A meaningful life

Mr. Ivey was known for many things — including a successful career in law and business — but it was his compassion and strong community values that left the greatest mark on London and beyond.
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Anne Downs in the garden

Home is where you make it

As an adventurous young woman who moved to the other side of the world, Anne Downs has an easy-going attitude to where she makes her home. Born and raised in Toronto, Anne began her career as a nurse. Curious about her distant relatives in Australia she decided to try living down under. While...
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Golden opportunities

When Bob Armstrong packed up his belongings and moved to St. Joseph’s Parkwood Institute, he put away his paints and canvases and bid farewell to his life’s passion. He assumed he would never paint again. Though happy to be living in Veterans Care at Parkwood, Bob needed gentle persuading from Kim...
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Ales Wittek celebrates his medals with his two daughters

Meet Ales

Six years ago after a morning workout in the pool, Ales had a heart attack. He spent a week recovering in hospital after doctors repaired a clogged artery in his heart. But his situation became worse after another cardiac episode a few months later. Ales figured he would never swim competitively...
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Running for your someone

When Theresa Carriere laced up for the first ONERUN in 2010, she was taking the first step of a movement that has impacted thousands of people in our region touched by cancer. A breast cancer survivor herself, Theresa was inspired to make a difference by running 100km from London to Sarnia in a...
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Your donation matters to Stephanie

When Stephanie Wilds was 45 she was diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in both breasts. A mom to two young girls, she feared the worst: that she wouldn’t make it past five years. Stephanie underwent a lumpectomy performed by Dr. Muriel Brackstone at St. Joseph’s Breast Care Program, along with 15...
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Your donation matters to Casandra

Casandra Haas’ mom Diane lived her life fully. She was driven at work and passionate about her hobbies, taking up scuba diving despite a fear of water. When she was diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer Diane was determined to be “fine”. And for five years she was. When Diane entered the...
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