Barbara and Bernard Feinstein

Barbara & Bernard Feinstein“To Life” is the tribute from donors Barbara and Bernard Feinstein etched on The Wings of Hope Dove Wall in the main lobby of Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.

The message is a powerful symbol of hope for this family coping with cancer. In the short space of 14 months, Bernard and a daughter were diagnosed with a form of the disease. A son was recently diagnosed and another son has had cancer for 12 years.

“But we're positive and hopeful. The teamwork and care are fabulous at The Princess Margaret,” they say.

For Bernard, a long-time donor, the wall provides a tranquil spot to consider memorials and life. He says he hopes it will encourage others to do the same.

The wall, made possible by the generosity of donors James Kinnear and Bridgette Eansor, is a permanent and meaningful way for individuals, families and organizations to pay tribute to loved ones and acknowledge the hospital.

The more than 80 doves etched in glass have already raised more than $1 million. The Wings of Hope Dove Wall is expected to raise more than $8 million when it is full to support cancer research and patient care at The Princess Margaret.

Doves are available at $5,000, $10,000 and $25,000. Payment options include either a one-time gift or a five-year pledge.

  Reviewed: October 2013