10th Annual Birmingham Bank Bed Challenge Races to the Finish Line

Posted: May 8, 2015
OAKVILLE (May 4, 2015) Oakville Hospital Foundation wrapped up a month-long fundraising campaign with six major banks on May 3rd as participants raced beds down Lakeshore Road as part of the 10th annual Birmingham Bank Bed Challenge. 
 
Throughout the month of April, Oakville’s six major banks, BMO Bank of Montreal, CIBC, National Bank, Royal Bank, Scotiabank, and TD Canada Trust, raised money at their local branches to purchase beds for the new Oakville Hospital. Hospital equipment, such as beds, are not funded by the provincial government. 
 
The 2015 challenge raised more than $108,000 bringing the ten year total to $1.2 million. Scotiabank won the fundraising challenge by raising the largest amount and CIBC won the race. 
 
Oakville Hospital Foundation’s CEO, Tina Triano, was at the event to announce the total amount of generous contributions made by the community. “We are extremely grateful for the overwhelming community support we receive from our local banks and their customers every year,” said Oakville Hospital Foundation CEO Tina Triano. “Not only is this initiative become a major fundraiser for our hospital but it has also become one of Oakville most exciting community events.”
 
The Bank Bed Challenge was launched by former Scotiabank president and Oakville Hospital Foundation board member, Bruce Birmingham who recognized the onging need to fund hospital beds. 
 
The Oakville Hospital Foundation is partnering with the community to fund essential medical equipment for Oakville’s Hospital to enable high quality patient care.