Community Events and Partnerships 2022


Siena Caterina Smith was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on November 8, 2011.  On Siena’s first birthday, she travelled to Vancouver, British Columbia, where she underwent heart surgery at the B.C. Children’s Hospital to correct her congenital heart defect.  While she was there, she received a teddy bear, which she named "Luna".   




In 2021, at 10 years old, Siena started ibearhugs in Winnipeg, Manitoba to ensure that every child from the Province of Manitoba who travels out of province for heart surgery receives their own teddy bear. 





By making a donation, you're helping Siena's mission that all children who travel out of province for heart surgery deserve their own teddy bear.  



For further information about Siena's mission, please visit:

Please make a donation to by by clicking the orange "Donate Now" button and help Siena reach her fundraising goal!

#GiveBetterFutures with Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba

You can change a sick child’s life through the current $75 million Better Futures campaign. History-making changes in child health will ensure sick kids get the care they need in places of comfort and healing, in environments that physically and technologically match the excellence provided by healthcare professionals today. They’ll benefit from leading-edge research focused specifically on the unique needs of kids in our communities. Manitoba’s largest-ever fundraising campaign for child health NEEDS YOU to help #GiveBetterFutures to sick and injured kids. Because your present can change their future.

Since 1971, with incredible donor support, the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba has raised more than $165 million to help sick and injured children from Manitoba, Northwestern Ontario, and Nunavut. The Foundation is dedicated to ensuring that every child treated at HSC Children’s Hospital has the best care experience possible and benefits from the leading-edge research at Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba. Learn about your impact at

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