The Prescott County Dairy Producer Committee raised funds for their regional hospital through the promotion of Canadian dairy products. The committee donated $3,000 to the Hawkesbury and District General Hospital (HGH) Foundation.

Members of the community were invited to take pictures of the blue cow on various dairy products, which represents the use of 100% Canadian milk, and post them on the Prescott County Dairy Producer Committee’s Facebook page (@Producteurs Laitiers du Comté de Prescott County Dairy Producer Committee). For every picture posted, the committee donated $1 to the HGH Foundation.

“Communities coming together during these difficult times is more important than ever. Our committee members and I were happy to support the Hawkesbury and District General Hospital Foundation and their priorities under their new campaign. We are proud to support our regional hospital, all while encouraging people to purchase Canadian dairy,” said Terry Heinzle, President of the Prescott County Dairy Producer Committee.

This generous donation will be directed towards the HGH Foundation’s new campaign: There’s No Place Like Home. This campaign will support new programs and continue to help expand services at HGH, including enhancing services in orthopedic surgery, ophthalmology and advanced mammography. It will make the most of the recent redevelopment and expansion at HGH, and will enable access to more specialty care, closer to home.

“The HGH Foundation is so happy to be the recipient of the funds from the Prescott County Dairy Producer Committee. What a great initiative and gesture from the committee! Their support makes a big difference in their local communities. By supporting the HGH Foundation, they will continue to help ensure that new medical equipment is available to meet our healthcare needs,” says Christine Gray St-Denis, Philanthropic Projects Coordinator, HGH Foundation.