The Optimist Club of St-Eugène and Ste-Anne have made an additional $3,000 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). This is the Club’s second donation this year, bringing the total amount donated in 2019 to $5,000!
This donation was made possible thanks to the Optimist Club’s collaboration with Delta Bingo and they have generously agreed to donate an additional $5,000 to the Access 2018 campaign over the next two years.
The cheque was presented by two members of the Optimist Club of Ste-Eugène and Ste-Anne in the attached photo. Present and included in the photo (from left to right): Pierre-Luc Byham (Executive Director, HGH Foundation), Géraldine Bélanger (President, Optimist Club) and Gilles Bélanger (Treasurer, Optimist Club). The HGH Foundation appreciates this very kind donation in support of such important diagnostic imaging equipment for the hospital.
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.