The Northwood Foundation would like to thank everyone who came out to the 2017 Live More Awards presented by Stewart McKelvey, The Sobey Foundation, Clearwater Seafoods and Micco Companies. It was an amazing evening!
Our Nova Scotia community came together to celebrate the recipient of the Hedley G. Ivany Live More Award, Jim Dickson. Jim accepted the award in honour of his mother Katherine.
We are so thrilled to announce that a total of $300,087.00 was raised. These funds will be used to create a Memories Room: Kaye's Place and to support other dementia related programs at Northwood.
The success of the night would not have been possible without the support of our amazing sponsors, volunteers and guests.
My mother is remarkable person who has had a wonderful life. From growing up on a small farm in a very remote area of Cape Breton Island, my mother went on to spend most of her 35 year career as a teacher who focused on the education of children and youth with special needs. Even through her late 70's and early 80's my mother was actively involved in her church and her community in New Waterford, NS until about 4 years ago, when she started to experience the symptoms of both Alzheimer's and Dementia. our mother's disease progressed rapidly and she lives every day with the great challenges that these conditions present. Ourt family's experience has encouraged us to work with Northwood so that funds could be raised through this event to create facilities and supplies necessary for it's establishment."