A $25,000 cheque was presented to Pierre-Luc Byham and Erin Tabakman of the HGH Foundation by members of the Friends of HGH. From left to right: Micheline Lefebvre, Mireille Lauzon-Dauth, Yvon Belle-Isle, Diane Proulx, Fleurette Turgeon; and (back row, left to right): Thérèse Bruneau, Renée Friesen, Lucille Bédard, Jocelyne Massé, Pierre-Luc Byham and Erin Tabakman. Réjeanne Clermont was absent.

The Friends of HGH donate another $25,000 to the HGH Foundation

The Friends of HGH have made another 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). This $25,000 donation is the group’s fifth consecutive annual donation to this campaign, bringing the total amount donated to the Access 2018 Campaign to $200,000!

The 110 volunteers at HGH contribute over 20,000 hours annually and are seen in many areas of the hospital. All funds donated to the HGH Foundation are raised through sales at HGH’s Gift Shop, which is run and managed by the Friends of HGH.

The HGH Foundation is very grateful to the Friends of HGH for their incredible contributions to the Access 2018 campaign and for their long-time cumulative support of the Foundation totaling $926,000.

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.

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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