Through your generous donation, the Wounds Canada Foundation will help bring prevention and awareness of wounds to the forefront of care. As a result of the recent tragic passing of Mr. Bob Wilson due to an infected pressure ulcer, we dedicate this campaign in his memory between now and August 31, 2019. All donations collected will be attributed to wound care public awareness and health education with the goal to prevent and treat such wounds proactively and effectively.
The Wounds Canada Foundation is committed to transforming evidence into patient knowledge and empowerment.
- the prevalence of wounds (any type of skin breakdown) is a serious and growing problem, costing Canadians $3.9 billion annually
- wounds that become complicated can lead to significant pain, ill health, disability, loss of employment and even loss of life
- a complicated wound affects patients and their families who are often left with limited resources to reduce suffering and improve healing
- 1 in 4 patients in acute and long-term care develop pressure ulcers (bedsores), a type of wound that is usually preventable with proper care
Wounds Canada Foundation's registered chariable number is: 78821-8519-RR0001