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Celebrating Success: Bid & Benefit Auction Hits Record High
News Posted On May 21, 2024

Celebrating Success: Bid & Benefit Auction Hits Record High

In an incredible display of community support and generosity, the Lois Hole Hospital Women's Society recent spring Bid & Benefit Auction raised an impressive $7,320! This achievement marks the highest amount ever raised through this event, all thanks…

Between Us: An Interactive Talk on Hereditary Cancers
News Posted On May 03, 2024

Between Us: An Interactive Talk on Hereditary Cancers

Did you know that about 1.3 million Canadians have risky cancer genes, but more than 90% are not aware of their risk?  Learn more about hereditary cancers straight from Dr. Kelly Dabbs who serves patients of the Allard Hereditary Breast and Ovarian…

Between Us: An Interactive Talk on Sleep and Sleep-Related Challenges
News Posted On Mar 22, 2024

Between Us: An Interactive Talk on Sleep and Sleep-Related Challenges

Sleep is the investment for the energy you need tomorrow! When sleep is interrupted or inconsistent on a regular basis simple tasks can feel challenging, communication with others can be strained, and life can just feel hard to deal with. Watch below…

Between Us: An Interactive Talk on Women's Heart Health
News Posted On Mar 12, 2024

Between Us: An Interactive Talk on Women's Heart Health

On February 29, the Women’s Society hosted the fourth women's health lecture series of the 2024 Between Us Season. Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in Canada? Statistics show that more women die from cardiovascular…

Between Us: An Interactive Talk on Women's Pelvic Health
News Posted On Jan 31, 2024

Between Us: An Interactive Talk on Women's Pelvic Health

On January 30, 2024, the Women’s Society hosted the third event in the newly relaunched women's health lecture series, Between Us (formerly known as What the Health). The stats don't lie: approximately 23% of women experience at least one form…

Fall Bid & Benefit Surpasses $5,000 Goal
News Posted On Dec 15, 2023

Fall Bid & Benefit Surpasses $5,000 Goal

Our online Bid & Benefit auction (held November 15-28, 2023) in support of the Lois Hole Hospital for Women, was a success—thanks to you!  With your help, we raised more than $5,000 for women’s healthcare! A massive thank you to all of our Women's…

Between Us: An Interactive Talk on Infertility
News Posted On Nov 27, 2023

Between Us: An Interactive Talk on Infertility

On November 23rd, 2023, the Women’s Society hosted the second event in the newly relaunched women's health lecture series, Between Us (formerly known as What the Health). This intimate and honest conversation about infertility featured presentations…

Between Us: An Interactive Talk on UTIs
News Posted On Oct 25, 2023

Between Us: An Interactive Talk on UTIs

On October 19th, 2023, the Women’s Society was proud to host the first event of the newly relaunched women's health lecture series, Between Us (formerly known as What the Health). In this candid presentation, Dr. Shazma Mithani shed light on identification,…

Fall Bid & Benefit Online Auction - Nov. 15th-28th
News Posted On Oct 16, 2023

Fall Bid & Benefit Online Auction - Nov. 15th-28th

Our popular Bid & Benefit fundraiser is back! From November 15th-28th, bid on a wide range of items with proceeds going to the Lois Hole Hospital for Women. Learn more about the fundraiser and get a preview of the items by clicking on the link below.…

Re-introducing our women’s health lecture series, Between Us!
News Posted On Oct 04, 2023

Re-introducing our women’s health lecture series, Between Us!

We are pleased to announce our women's health lecture series formerly known as What The Health now has a new name—Between Us: Exploring the Mind & Body. Often, conversations that start with “just between us…” come from a place of trust. They…

Passing the Torch of the Lois Hole Hospital Women's Society
News Posted On Aug 24, 2023

Passing the Torch of the Lois Hole Hospital Women's Society

After two years at the helm of the Lois Hole Hospital Women’s Society, we extend our sincere gratitude to Lisa Diamond for her leadership, vision, and commitment to championing women’s health in our community. In what is truly a bittersweet announcement,…

Pucks with Purpose
News Posted On Jul 29, 2023

Pucks with Purpose

Sometimes a single connection is all that is needed for two communities to do great things together. When the Canadian Athletic Club (CAC) Women’s Community Society formed in 2021, its members intended to do good beyond their own hockey community.…

Bid + Benefit Spring 2023 raises almost $4,000!
News Posted On Jun 14, 2023

Bid + Benefit Spring 2023 raises almost $4,000!

From May 25th - June 3rd, the Lois Hole Hospital Women's Society held its semi-annual Bid & Benefit online auction, raising $3,920! A sincere thank-you to everyone who bid and participated in the event - from donating to the auction or bidding on…

Shoppers Drug Mart Run for Women 2023 raises over $250,000!
News Posted On Jun 08, 2023

Shoppers Drug Mart Run for Women 2023 raises over $250,000!

On May 27th, 2023, the Shoppers Drug Mart Run for Women returned in person to Sir Wilfrid Laurier Park in Edmonton’s gorgeous river valley. Edmonton once again took bragging rights as the largest run in Canada. With almost 2,400 participants, the…

What the Health:
News Posted On Jun 06, 2023

What the Health: "Let's talk about HOPE 3.0 with Dr. Dawn Kingston."

On May 25th, 2023, the Women's Society hosted their final What the Health public health lecture for the 2022-2023 year, featuring Dr. Dawn Kingston. The audience learned about HOPE 3.0, a free, self-guided app-based mental health program developed by…

What the Health: Let's talk about cardiovascular health and nutrition
News Posted On Mar 03, 2023

What the Health: Let's talk about cardiovascular health and nutrition

On February 23rd, 2023, the Women’s Society hosted What the Health: Let's Talk About Cardiovascular Health and Nutrition featuring Dr. Spencer Proctor. Dr. Proctor talked about heart disease, the connection between the metabolism of fats in both younger…

What the Health: Lets Talk About Mature Women's Health
News Posted On Jan 30, 2023

What the Health: Lets Talk About Mature Women's Health

On January 26th, 2023, the Women’s Society was proud to host What the Health: Let’s Talk About Mature Women’s Health, featuring Sharlene Rutherford, the President and CEO of the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation and the Alberta Women’s Health…

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