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Knights of Columbus donates to Access 2018 campaign

The Knights of Columbus of Chute-à-Blondeau (Council 11607) have made a generous $2,000 donation to the HGH Foundation’s Access 2018 Campaign in support of the purchase of a new CT scanner and MRI machine for the Hawkesbury and District General Hospital (HGH).

The cheque was presented by two members of the Knights of Columbus of Chute-à-Blondeau in the attached photo. Present and included in the photo (from left to right): Pierre-Luc Byham (Executive Director, HGH Foundation), Camille Gorry (member of the Knights of Columbus of Chute-à-Blondeau), Réjean Villeneuve (member of the Knights of Columbus of Chute-à-Blondeau) and Maxime Myre (board member, HGH Foundation). The HGH Foundation is very grateful to the Knights of Columbus of Chute-à-Blondeau for their kind support of the Access 2018 campaign.

About Access 2018

The Access 2018 campaign will help provide the HGH with two pieces of state-of-the-art equipment, a new CT scanner and a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine. The campaign objective is 4 million dollars. As of today, the campaign has reached 93% of the goal.

The CT scanner and MRI are used to quickly diagnose and treat health conditions such as tumors, heart problems and strokes. Currently, patients have to travel to a city hospital for MRI exams. Once operational, the machines will be used approximately 15,000 times per year.

The HGH Foundation’s mission is to raise funds in order to improve the care and services offered to the community by the Hawkesbury and District General Hospital.


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