Trinity Conception Placentia Health Foundation has sights on bone density equipment
The Trinity Conception Placentia Health Foundation is planning its 18th annual auction for this Saturday, June 13.
The event will take place at the Cpl. Matthew Brazil Royal Canadian Legion in Spaniard’s Bay.
Proceeds from this year’s event will go toward the purchase of a bone density machine to serve the region served by the Carbonear General Hospital.
This piece of equipment will ease the travel back and forth to St. John’s, making it more convenient and less stressful for those utilizing this technology, according to a spokesman for the foundation.
Dr. Calvin Powell, a driving force behind the purchase of this piece of equipment and this year’s patron, says Osteoporosis is a very common disease that impacts many individuals. One in four women and one in eight men over the age of 50 will have this disease.
Osteoporosis is also known as the “silent killer.”
Dr. Powell says, “we now have the tool in our hospital to save lives and improve the quality of life of those who have it. It is important for patients to discuss with their doctor how this test fits into their general annual health examination.
“We no longer have to travel the 100 kilometers to St. John’s, which has had its own costs. This is yet another example of how Carbonear General Hospital and the Trinity Conception Placentia Health Foundation is striving to bring to those that it serves the best resources in health care management,” he said
The foundation’s auction committee chair, Helen Clarke and her committee will kick start the campaign for the piece of equipment.
This year’s auction will have a Phantom of the Opera theme with, soloist Calvin Powell to perform along with classical guitarist, Gary Davis.
WestJet has come on board with a trip for two return to any of their destinations, while Exit Reality is offering a Caribbean Cruise for two. Along with artwork by some of Newfoundland and Labrador’s finest artists, Clarke promises there will be something for everyone in support of healthcare and this much needed piece of equipment.
Foundation chairman, Ed Neil says he expects the people of the region to champion this cause and feels confident the foundation will raise the necessary money for this piece of equipment. The foundation looks forward to continue helping provide quality healthcare to all those in need.