Dig­i­tal mam­mog­ra­phy cam­paign com­pleted

Prairie Post (East Edition) - - NEWS - Con­trib­uted

Fol­low­ing 12 months of fundrais­ing, the Dr. Noble Ir­win Re­gional Health­care Foun­da­tion is pleased to an­nounce the tar­get of $350,000 has been reached in the “Close to the Heart Dig­i­tal Mam­mog­ra­phy” cam­paign. This fundrais­ing goal has been achieved with the an­tic­i­pa­tion of a suc­cess­ful “Taste of the Arts” event in Shau­navon when health of­fi­cials in­di­cate it is safe to do so, with all pro­ceeds from this fundraiser se­cured for the fi­nal touch of con­clud­ing the Dig­i­tal Mam­mog­ra­phy cam­paign.

“Donors of all lev­els have stepped for­ward to as­sist with the fundrais­ing for this life sav­ing equip­ment for the Cy­press Re­gional Hos­pi­tal in Swift Cur­rent. From the ini­tial Kick off Break­fast, Ra­dio­thon, Donut Days, to ma­jor in­vest­ments by the Hut­te­rian Colonies and other fundrais­ing part­ners from across the re­gion, we Thank-You for your sup­port,” says Jim Dekowny Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor, Dr. Noble Ir­win Re­gional Health­care Foun­da­tion.

Ad­di­tional sources of fund­ing for the new Dig­i­tal Mam­mog­ra­phy ma­chine to be rec­og­nized in­clude a $20,000 do­na­tion from Len and Eve­lyn Stein, the

“G. Mur­ray & Edna Forbes Foun­da­tion Fund” which awarded a $10,000 grant through the South Saskatchew­an Com­mu­nity Foun­da­tion and $5,000 from the Shau­navon Le­gion Poppy Fund.

Once in­stalled the new dig­i­tal mam­mog­ra­phy ma­chine at the Cy­press Re­gional Hos­pi­tal will ben­e­fit all res­i­dents of South­west Saskatchew­an, while en­abling the early de­tec­tion of can­cer­ous tu­mours at a more in depth level and start­ing treat­ment of pa­tients in a timely man­ner.

“The Saskatchew­an Health Au­thor­ity is thrilled to re­ceive the fund­ing for a new dig­i­tal mam­mog­ra­phy ma­chine. This ma­chine will en­sure that women in the south­west have ac­cess to the most upto-date tech­nol­ogy to ac­cu­rately di­ag­nose breast cancer,” said Patti Shirkey, Di­rec­tor Ru­ral Di­ag­nos­tic Imag­ing, Saskatchew­an Health Au­thor­ity.

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