The Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital in Burlington, Ontario holds an annual fundraising Crystal Ball. Previous balls have raised 2 million dollars.

This year’s ball theme is Monopoly, for which Hasbro has graciously waved licensing fees. It will be held on April 18, 2009.

Proceeds from the ninth annual Crystal Ball will go toward the purchase of the Emergency Department Patient Management System. Right now, the 45,000 annual visitors to the emergency department are tracked on a whiteboard.