Roger's House Telethon

Roger's House Telethon

Roger’s House Telethon set for Feb. 27 vs the Detroit Redwings

"We can’t change the destination, but we can make the journey a little easier."
Volunteer, Roger’s House

Since 2004, Rogers Sportsnet has teamed up with the Ottawa Senators Foundation for the Roger’s House Telethon. The 10th Ottawa Senators Foundation Telethon for Roger's House is presented by CN and will take place Thursday, February 27 beginning at 6:30 p.m. prior to the Senators game vs the Detroit Redwings.

Rob Faulds of Sportsnet and Leanne Cusack of CTV Ottawa serve as hosts for the evening. More than 100 volunteers, corporate sponsors, Canadian Tire Centre employees and supporters make the telethon possible each year! The broadcast will introduce viewers to some of the children and families that count on Roger’s House to provide them with the best care possible during a very difficult time.

Many opportunites exist to pledge your support to Roger’s House and help make a difference for these children and their families which come from all over eastern Ontario and western Quebec. To make a donation you can:

Call 1-877-78-ROGER (76437)
Text SENS to 45678 for a $10 donation

Text SENATORS to 45678 for a $5 donation

Roger’s House provides a comprehensive pediatric respite and palliative care program with elements of outreach, residential hospice, pain and symptom management; grief and bereavement counselling, and research. Since opening its doors in May 2006, Roger’s House has provided more than 15,000 days of care and over 2,280 admissions. Children and youth are invited to come to Roger’s House for support, care and assessment by the specialized team of medical professionals. Immediate family can stay in the facility to receive support and education, with the goal of fostering quality of family life.

Roger's House enriches the lives of children, youth and their families facing progressive life-limiting illnesses and was built in memory of Roger Neilson--Hockey Hall of Fame Coach and Member of the Order of Canada.

We provide respite, end-of-life, transition to home support, pain and symptom management and bereavement care in an eight-bed facility on the grounds of CHEO.

Roger's House is about living life to the fullest. The experience of a "home away from home" fosters freedom, security, pleasure, and quality of family life for the children or youth and their families living with a progressive life limiting illness.

What your gift means to Roger’s House:

  • Provides a star on our memorial wall to commemorate the life of a child/youth.

  • Pays for craft activities for the children for a week.

  • Buys groceries for a week’s worth of nutritious meals for a child and visiting family members

  • Purchases grief bereavement resources and supports programs for parents and siblings.

  • Funds new medical equipment.

  • Makes Roger’s House a safe and comfortable environment by covering maintenance and repair costs.

Donations can be made by clicking on the link below or you can text "SENS" to 45678 for a $5 donation or "SENATORS" to 45678 for a $10 donation. 

Click on the video below to watch mother Kimberly Jordan speak about what Roger's House has meant to her family: