Donation is a game-changer for cancer care at RVH.

David and Catherine Hudson

BARRIE (Friday Dec. 15, 2023) – Catherine and David Hudson have pledged a record-setting $10 million to RVH’s (Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre) Keep Life Wild campaign to support the expansion of the cancer centre.

“The people of Simcoe Muskoka will be forever grateful to the Hudsons. This extraordinary gift is the lynchpin in our plan to revolutionize cancer care right here in our own backyard,” said RVH President and CEO Gail Hunt. “In our expanded cancer program, we will offer the very best in personalized, precise, and minimally invasive treatments delivered by highly trained specialists using the most advanced technology. This means our friends, neighbours and loved ones will be treated sooner, return home sooner, recover sooner, and get back to the life they love sooner.”

“Those who love Simcoe Muskoka, as we do, should realize that, together, we all need to ensure world-class care is in place here,” Catherine Hudson said.

Added David Hudson: “It’s about recognizing that as this region doubles in size, we need to ensure that RVH and the services it provides meet that growth. For everyone who has the ability to give, now is the time.”

“Everything about this day is extraordinary, not only the magnitude of this gift, but the impact it will have on the lives of individuals and their families across this region.,” said RVH Foundation CEO Pamela Ross. “These selfless acts of generosity have the power to inspire others to do same. Because the proof of what generosity can achieve here in our community is undeniable.”

The video below is a testament not only to the power of the Hudson’s gift, but also to how your gifts have supported patients, and their care teams, since the start of our regional cancer program in 2012.

The importance of gifts, large and small, remains. Learn why need you here.