Community rallies to offer support and encouragement to QEII teams responding to pandemic.
Photo: Bill Bu is the president of the Atlantic section of the Hong Kong Canada Business Association. In the early stages of the pandemic, he contacted the QEII Foundation to help.
for COVID-19 response
Individuals, businesses and organizations alike urgently came together to support the QEII COVID-19 Response Fund. Donations directly supported local research and the QEII’s COVID-19 units. This community of donors helped with critical bedside needs, such as handheld ultrasounds for quick diagnostics, eliminating the risk associated with travel within the hospital. In addition, testing technology and sterilization equipment was purchased. Donor impact even extended to home care – with virtual support tools and pulse oximeters that measure blood oxygen levels. These devices help patients recover safely at home.
From lobster trap creations and health hero coffee blends to frontliner beer and Stay the Blazes Home t-shirts, our community was creative at a time it would have been easy to give up. From kind words, to fundraising initiatives and straight-up donations, you made sure QEII teams felt your support. Thank you. If COVID-19 gave us anything, it’s the reminder that we are stronger together, and East Coasters never ride the waves alone. To everyone who chose to share a message with QEII staff or make a donation in the face of uncertainty, thank you for showing solidarity. Our local business community rallied on behalf of the QEII. With the Chinese community behind him, Bill Bu was among those who stepped up to help.
We need to do something to protect our doctors and nurses. This is an international crisis. Everybody has the responsibility to do something. – Bill Bu
A community of supporters
C & B Holdings Limited
Hospital & Healthcare Fund
Centrecorp Management Services Limited
Cha Baa Thai Restaurant
China Palace Restaurant Limited
China Star Chinese Cuisine
Division of Orthopaedic Surgery
Dr. Nabil Nader Professional Corporation Inc.
East Coast Lifestyle Clothing Inc.
enVie A Vegan Kitchen Ltd.
Fairstone Financial Inc.
Farnell Packaging Limited
Fundy Treasures Gifts and Tours
G. N. Johnston Equipment Co. Ltd.
Good Robot Brewing Company
Gore Mutual Foundation
Hong Kong Canada Business Association Atlantic Section
J & W Murphy Foundation
Kimball Law Incorporated
KW Commercial Advisors
Lake Echo Lions Club
M&M Food Market
May Garden Chinese Restaurant
Michelin North America (Canada) Inc.
MUFG Fund Services (Halifax) Limited
My HOME Apparel
Sensea Nordic Spa
Strategic Meeting Designs
Talay Thai Restaurant
Tao Kevin Song Limited
The Flag Shop
The Frontline Fund
Touch of Gold Ltd.
Turkish Society of Nova Scotia
United Parcel Service Canada Ltd.
QEII Health Sciences Centre Foundation
5657 Spring Garden Road
Park Lane Mall, Suite 3005
Halifax, Nova Scotia
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