J.T. Bradleys is proud to support the OutCare Foundation, a charity that is committed to addressing one of the most pressing issues facing our community: the need for more palliative care. The OutCare Foundation aims to increase support for organizations in the palliative care network thus ensuring better quality of life at end-of-life. The OutCare Foundation’s commitment to the community dates back to 1984 when the Foundation was first established to raise funds for the Riverside Hospital. When the Ottawa-area acute care hospitals were restructured we refocused our mission to support community-based healthcare in Eastern Ontario.
John Bradley supports The Outcare Foundation in a variety of ways, from it’s annual golf tournament, to community events such as the Navan Street Dances and by serving as the vice chair of the board of directors. These events have helped raise tens of thousands of dollars for this important charity and J’T. Bradley’s is committed to continuing it’s support into the future.
How You Can Help
Volunteers play a crucial role in our community, nowhere more so than for patients and their families during their end-of-life journey. If you are a committed palliative care volunteer, thank you for what you do. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer it can be a very fulfilling role.Volunteers play a crucial role in our community, nowhere more so than for patients and their families during their end-of-life journey. If you are a committed palliative care volunteer, thank you for what you do. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer it can be a very fulfilling role.
“The clearest and most real experience in my life is when I am with people as they move towards death. Each time that someone allows me to be with them I am given a chance to be completely alive and without confusion. Susan Sontag wrote that “illness is not a metaphor”. Dying is not a metaphor either. Oddly, as little as I understand what it means to die, there is no abstraction about it. What happens is what happens – and nothing else. I have to do to be a part of that is to show up and be present and aware.” – Gary Davis, Former Board Member The OutCare Foundation
To learn more about volunteer opportunities in your community, visit the Hospice Association of Ontario’s website.
The following organizations offer palliative care volunteer opportunities:
- Beth Donovan Hospice
- Cornwall Hospice
- Dundas County Hospice
- Friends of Hospice Ottawa
- Hospice at May Court
- Hospice Renfrew
- Roger’s House
You can also donate directly to the Outcare Foundation by clicking here.