The Clapps Are Getting Ready to Boogie!

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… at the WDMH Disco Gala, June 16

WINCHESTER — Jan and Tom Clapp’s connection to Winchester District Memorial Hospital (WDMH) and local health care goes way back. When they moved to the area in the early seventies, Jan was the first VON nurse in the county. She remembers her small office near Emergency. Their three children were born at WDMH and Tom was one of the first husbands to go into the delivery room.

Tom, Jan and their children have all used the services of the hospital over the years. When Tom was diagnosed with prostate cancer, he and other cancer survivors wanted to give back. He now co-chairs the Eastern Ontario Prostate Cancer Awareness Committee, raising funds for WDMH. Jan was on the founding board of the Dundas County Hospice and now serves on the board of directors at Dundas Manor.

So, it was an easy choice to name Jan and Tom as the Honorary Chairs of this year’s WDMH Foundation gala. Jan and Tom – along with the WDMH Foundation Board and the 2018 Gala Committee – invite everyone to attend Saturday Night Fever – The WDMH Disco Gala on Saturday, June 16th at the Winchester Community Centre.

“We hope everyone can join us at the gala,” says Tom. “This is a wonderful community and WDMH is not the hospital, it is our hospital. We all need to support it.”

Jan agrees: “We wanted a place for our kids to grow up and have roots and Winchester has been that place. We are very blessed.”

“We are so excited to have Jan and Tom on board,” notes Kristen Casselman, Managing Director. “They are truly committed to their community and their local hospital.”

The Gala Committee is working hard to plan an evening of fun, disco dancing and delicious food. The evening will also include live and silent auctions, a 50/50 contest, 70s games, a photo booth and much more.

Proceeds from the event go to the Family Care Fund, supporting care for families just like yours. “Many people are not aware that our tax dollars do not fund everything that a hospital needs. This event is one of the many ways we are raising money to help ensure compassionate, excellent health care at WDMH,” adds Kristen.




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