sábado, 28 de mayo de 2011

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miércoles, 25 de mayo de 2011

BC, Krall family invest in patient housing program

May 20, 2011

VANCOUVER – Patient and caregivers who need to travel for leukemia treatments or solid organ transplants are benefiting from a new $720,000 pilot project that provides affordable patient housing options.

The pilot is funded through a $360,000 contribution from the Province, which matches a gift from the family of the late Adella Krall, who was mother to Diana and her sister Michelle. To help other patients and their families experiencing similar challenges, the Kralls donated funds raised by Diana and Michelle and Diana's charity benefits to the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation. The Kralls recognized the need for sustainable affordable housing for outpatients and caregivers while Adella was travelling between Nanaimo and Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) for multiple myeloma treatment.

The Patient Accommodation Pilot Project benefits patients from the leukemia/bone marrow transplant and the solid organ transplant programs at VGH when they face lengthy outpatient stays. The pilot will run for an estimated 18 months, with as many as 120 families expected to access the program over the next year.

Currently, 10 fully-furnished and equipped one-bedroom apartments located close to VGH are available to patients and their caregivers. A $20 per day subsidy is available if the apartments are fully booked, or if patients prefer to secure their own housing.

Since the housing project began in early March 2011, 36 patients and their caregivers have been accommodated through the program. The Province is committed to ensuring access to health-care benefits and supports is looked at with a provincewide lens. Patients supported through this program have come from 28 communities across B.C., including Kamloops, Comox, Sechelt, Prince Rupert, Fort St. John and Trail.

The Krall family are long-time supporters of the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation, a registered charity that raises funds for the latest, most sophisticated medical equipment, world-class research and improvements to patient care for VGH, UBC Hospital, GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute and community health services across Vancouver.

Michelle Krall Wigmore (left) and B.C. Minister of Health Michael de Jong attend a press conference announcing funding for a patient-accommodation pilot projecton Friday, May 20, 2011.

The Patient Accommodation Pilot Project is just one of the supports in place for B.C. patients and families who need to travel for medical care. The Province’s recently invested $13.4 million toward a new Ronald McDonald House in Vancouver, which will accommodate up to 2,200 out-of-town families a year who need to travel with their children for care at BC Children’s Hospital.

Additionally, the Province’s Travel Assistance Program, a corporate partnership between the Ministry of Health and private transportation carriers, offers discounts ranging from 30 to 100 per cent off regular fares for eligible B.C. residents who must travel for non-emergency, physician-referred care.

Photo Caption: (From left to right: Ron Dumouchelle, President & CEO, VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation; Rupie Sachdeva, Sister of former BC Government MLA Sindi Hawkins; Michael de Jong, Minister of Health, BC Government; Michelle Krall Wigmore, long-time supporters of the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation)

Fuente: www.vch.ca

martes, 24 de mayo de 2011

viernes, 20 de mayo de 2011

VID: The Very Best of Diana Krall

Max Paul interviews Diana Krall on the eve of her 1999 Grammy nomination

domingo, 15 de mayo de 2011

viernes, 13 de mayo de 2011


March 16th, 2011 | By Erica Lichtenberger

Buzzwords Blog

Diana Krall Sings to Beat Malaria

Award-winning singer Diana Krall is the latest celebrity to join the fight against malaria. While her most recent album Quiet Nights is based on her feelings for Brazil, the title reminds us of the gift we’re trying to grant every family across Africa – a peaceful night without the worry of a bite from a malarial mosquito.

Monday, March 21st, Diana will use her powerful vocals to help raise awareness of malaria at a private MNM donor event at Eleven Madison Park in NYC.

martes, 10 de mayo de 2011

lunes, 9 de mayo de 2011

Steinway Issue - 2 2010

Diana Krall in Honolulu (On the Scene - John Berger - 2005)

WITH ADDED ALOHA FROM ELVIS: Diana Krall was joined by her husband, Elvis Costello, left, and Honolulu Symphony Pops conductor Matt Catingub as she greeted well-wishers backstage after her concert at the Waikiki Shell on Sunday. Jim Nabors, Jimmy Borges, Mazie Hirono and Michi Robbs were among those who got to talk with Krall and get a photo or autograph. We're told that the tropical pattern of Krall's gown is a Vivian Westwood design; a source close to Krall says Westwood will design the cover art for her next album.

lunes, 2 de mayo de 2011

Diana Krall and Costello in the building at Canucks game

AP - Apr. 30, 2011

Canadian singer Diana Krall, left, and her husband, singer Elvis Costello watch the Vancouver Canucks play the Nashville Predators during game 2 of an NHL Western Conference semifinal Stanley Cup playoff hockey series in Vancouver, B.C., on Saturday April 30, 2011. Costello performed his hit song Pump It Up with local Vancouver band Odds in the moments before the opening faceoff. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)

Fuente: www.theglobeandmail.com

Special gratefulness to Monika Grobelny for the contribution!