Naomi Mather Endowment Fund

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This fund supports the quality of life of young adult cancer patients under the age of 30, who are undergoing treatment at Grand River Regional Cancer Centre.

This fund was established in 2008 by the Family and Friends of the late Naomi Mather, and honours Naomi's indomitable spirit.  Naomi passed away on July 21, 2003 at the age of 20 after her battle with Ewing's Sarcoma.

Gifts to this fund have supported patient expenses like: 

  • Monthly cell phone bills 
  • Transportation to an educational program on cancer, physiotherapy or medical program 
  • Spa treatments or a visit to a hair salon 
  • Sports and concert tickets
  • Mental health support programs

This fund helps young cancer patients to be able to afford day-to-day expenses, without having to worry about it during their cancer treatments.  

Thank you for your support.


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Once you have selected your donation amount and clicked donate, it will take you to a shopping cart experience. From there you can review your total and then click complete payment at the bottom of the screen before being taken to a secure payment information page.


Tax receipts are automatically sent once you have completed your payment information and checked out. If you do not see an email come through with your tax receipt, please check your junk or spam email folders. The email subject line is Grand River Hospital Foundation Donation Receipt.

If you still cannot find it, please contact us by phone at 519-749-4205 or for support. 

When donating, any information entered in the billing address fields on the payment screen will be used to generate an automatic tax receipt. If a company name is added here, the tax receipt will be issued to the company.

If your donation is in honour of a friend or loved one, you can email them a digital e-card upon making a donation.

E-cards are available for donations made in memory and in celebration of someone, and each e-card allows you to customize the message being sent. In order to send an e-card, you will need to know the recipient's email address.

When you reach the completed payment screen, you will see the available e-card options, or you can click this link to send an e-card and message directly.

The Foundation will only notify individuals upon request. You can use the cart note function to provide a message and contact details for the recipient.