• Kathryn Bossy displays her cards at Home Hardware in Renfrew.

For immediate release

October 29, 2012

Local artist selling Christmas cards to benefit RVH

Last year the Renfrew Victoria Hospital Foundation featured the work of Kathryn Bossy for its annual Tree of Lights campaign. This year the talented local artist has taken it upon herself to continue raising funds for her local hospital by offering a collection of the cards for sale.

“Like so many people in the area, my family and I are very familiar with the services, clinics and labs offered to the community, beyond the emergency unit at RVH,” says Bossy.

“It is a topnotch hospital with the most professional staff working in all areas. We believe the administration lead by example, which has made RVH a model hospital in a rural setting. The effort to inform and teach the community about the day-to-day operations has been a priority for the hospital. The Call to Action initiative is part of this important campaign to promote awareness and personal responsibility for one’s health.”

With the help of the RVH Foundation and Kent Tubman of Tubman Marketing in Renfrew, she is supporting this initiative with greeting cards, featuring trees. Bossy created the original artwork in mosaic style using glass, mirror, beads and paper.

She explains that each tree represents someone she knows who has struggled or is living with cancer. The trees are bright, meaningful and hopeful, and the story of each person is on the back of the card.

The packs have four different designs, with eight cards per pack. They are $15 with proceeds going to the Digital Mammography Unit and RVH Foundation.

Cards are available at the RVH Gift Shop, the Renfrew and Area Chamber of Commerce office on Raglan Street or by emailing or calling Kathryn Bossy. Contact her at or phone (613) 433-4224.

Bossy would like to thank everyone in advance for their support of this effort.

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For more information, please contact Barb Desilets, Director of Development, Renfrew Victoria Hospital Foundation, 613-432-4851, ext. 263.

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