Nancy Rubin, Director of the JGH Auxiliary, with members of Dr. Clown, Zoé (Michele Sirois) and Frankie (Jean-François Leblanc). The Auxiliary raises funds that enable patients and staff to enjoy the troupe’s therapeutic humour on a weekly basis.
First person singularOctober 2018

It’s worth putting retirement on hold to guide The JGH Auxiliary in helping patients

In 2006, Nancy Rubin was on the brink of retiring, when a new opportunity up-ended her plans. Twelve years later, she’s still is at the helm of The JGH Auxiliary, where she works with a dedicated team of volunteers and professionals for the well-being of patients.

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At the Wall of Hope in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Josh Samuels holds the plaque that he received from the JGH Auxiliary for raising $4,200 for the Tiny Miracle Fund. The donation, which commemorated his bar mitzvah, was raised through a basketball clinic and tournament at his school, Hebrew Academy.
AuxiliaryNovember 2017

Photo display offers hope to parents of premature infants

A photo display, known as the Wall of Hope, has been mounted in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit as an inspirational message that even babies who enter the world under difficult circumstances can grow into healthy childhood.

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The Auxiliary kicked off its 80th-anniversary celebrations on August 18 with a luncheon hosted by Bina Ellen (seated) at her home. Joining her were Auxiliary Co-Presidents Reisa Lerner (left) and Beatrice Lewis.
AuxiliaryOctober 2016

The Auxiliary … it’s about caring

With the 80th-anniversary celebration of The Auxiliary now under way, we would like to express our deep gratitude to the many preceding generations of women whose hard work and dedication have enabled today’s Auxiliary to do so much for the patients of the JGH.

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Dr. Leon van Kempen, Chief Operating Officer of the Dubrovsky Molecular Pathology Centre at the JGH, drops into The Auxiliary’s Fall Fair and Raffle, whose proceeds are being used to purchase a fluorescence microscope for the Centre. Joining Dr. van Kempen are Auxiliary Co-Presidents Beatrice Lewis (left) and Reisa Lerner (right), and Auxiliary Director Nancy Rubin. The Fall Fair and Raffle is co-chaired by Linny Blauer and Phyllis Karper.
April 2016Auxiliary

The Auxiliary … it’s about caring

As The Auxiliary approaches its 80th anniversary, it continues to gain strength and vitality through the dedication, effort, energy, talent and creativity of its legion of volunteers.

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