News & Stories

Featured Stories

When Scarlett was born in 2017 she weighed just 680 grams. She joined us in February 2024 at the Sandra Schmirler Foundation Donor Tribute Evening at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts where her mother Katie told the incredible story of Scarlett’s journey inside the Foothills Medical Centre NICU.

Your generosity helped us present $70,000 in funding for the Foothills NICU for the purchase of a Criticool Unit and a transcutaneous CO2 monitor to help more babies like Scarlett.

Sandra Schmirler Foundation
Sandra Schmirler Foundation6 days ago
More help is on the way for babies born on Newfoundland's Burin Peninsula! 👶 Your generosity has allowed us to fund new labour and delivery equipment for the Burin Peninsula Health Care Foundation to help Champions Start Small. Since 2014 we've been able to fund over a quarter of a million dollars to help babies all across Newfoundland and Labrador, including $36,750 for babies born on the Burin Peninsula. ❤️

From coast to coast to coast, you've helped purchase over $8 million in life-saving equipment to help babies all across Canada. 🇨🇦
Sandra Schmirler Foundation
Sandra Schmirler Foundation1 week ago
A big congratulations to everyone in Newfoundland & Labrador for making this year’s Janeway Children's Hospital Foundation a smashing success! Almost $2.6 million was raised this past Saturday to support research, equipment, and education at Janeway. 👶

Since 2014, the Sandra Schmirler Foundation has proudly granted nearly $180,000 to help babies at Janeway. Stay tuned for more exciting news for families in Newfoundland & Labrador as we continue to help #ChampionsStartSmall. 💌

cc Team Young NL
Sandra Schmirler Foundation
Sandra Schmirler Foundation
Sandra Schmirler Foundation2 weeks ago
Congratulations to the The Ottawa Hospital - L'Hôpital d'Ottawa on their groundbreaking research improving the lives of preemies like Emmy! While the Sandra Schmirler Foundation funds life-saving equipment, we know the importance of research to help babies born premature or critically ill. We're proud to have given nearly $250K for equipment to help babies born at the Ottawa Hospital & Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario. 💌 #ChampionsStartSmall

Read more ➡️ https://ohfoundation.ca/be-inspired/two-decades-in-the-making-world-first-trial-aims-to-heal-the-lungs-of-preemies/?utm_source=vitallinks-en&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emmy-cogan&utm_content=05-16-24-vl

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28Gc6iszR30&ab_channel=TOHFoundation
Sandra Schmirler Foundation
A world-first clinical trial two decades in the making
Premature baby Emmy Cogan was the first patient in North America to receive a treatment that could change the lives of babies with bronchopulmonary dysplasia...

Videos