Sandra Schmirler Foundation donates $20,000 for infant warmer

A $20,000 donation to Bluewater Health Foundation from the Sandra Schmirler Foundation will help support Bluewater Health’s youngest patients through the purchase of a resuscitaire for the Maternal Infant Child (MIC) Unit. The donation will be paid out over two years.

A resuscitaire is a specialized radiant warmer that provides progressive respiratory support and uniform thermoregulation across the baby’s mattress.

“We’re so thankful to the Sandra Schmirler Foundation for their generous support,” says Kathy Alexander, Executive Director, Bluewater Health Foundation. “This gift will make a difference for the over 1,000 families who welcome a new life into the world each year at Bluewater Health.”

“We are honoured to help support the needs of Bluewater Health”, said Ian Cunningham, Chair, Sandra Schmirler Foundation Board of Directors. “All champions start small and it is our pleasure to fund this important piece of equipment to help families in Sarnia -Lambton area.”

The equipment will be used in the unit’s level II special care nursery which cares for fragile newborns that require additional support after birth.

The grant was to coincide with a Pinty's Grand Slam of Curling event presented by Sportsnet. The Grand Slam Masters event was scheduled to take place in Sarnia last fall but due to COVID-19 has been rescheduled to October 2021.

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For media inquiries or more information:
Kathy Alexander
Executive Director
[email protected]        

About Bluewater Health Foundation
Bluewater Health Foundation was established in 2003 and envisions a healthy community sustained through a culture of generosity. The Foundation aims to create, inspire and cultivate expressions of generosity to equip Bluewater Health in its care for the community. To see how your donation can help make a difference toward your community hospital, visit

About The Sandra Schmirler Foundation
The Sandra Schmirler Foundation sees a future where every hospital NICU has the necessary life-saving equipment to handle any emergency and save the lives of babies born premature and critically ill. With the support from individuals like you, we have given over 4.9 million dollars to fund life-saving equipment in NICUs in hospitals across Canada. To donate or learn more, please visit