Not even Mother Nature could stop the generosity of the South Shore.
On February 14th, the Health Services Foundation of the South Shore, as well CKBW and Country 100.7 raise $100,566 towards upgrading essential surgical equipment in the Operating Room at South Shore Regional Hospital.
Managing Director Arleen Stevens says while they didn’t reach their goal, raising over $100,000 in a day is quite an accomplishment. “We realize with such a heavy storm many of our regular Radiothon donors were unable to be near their radio or phone to offer their support. However raising just over $100,000 is wonderful and will be put towards the fantastic new equipment we said we would purchase.”
According to Development Officer Alison Clements, they receive calls from a variety of donors who wanted to answer the Radiothon call. “We received very generous donations from community groups, businesses, individuals, and from multiple departments within the hospital. It’s amazing how the South Shore comes together when there is a need.”
Since its inception in 2011, the partnership between the Health Services Foundation and CKBW/Country 100.7 has raised a total of over $590,000 for medical equipment at South Shore Regional Hospital, supporting the purchase of items like a mobile x-ray unit and supporting the creation of the Journey Room.
Stevens believes many delayed Radiothon donations will be coming in to the Foundation’s office over the next week. If you would like to add to the Radiothon 2017 total, please call (902) 543-8056 or donate online www.healthservicesfoundation.ca.
The Journey Room at South Shore Regional Hospital has been chosen as the benefactor of the 2nd annual Dave Wynn Memorial Classic.
It was two years ago in January RCMP Constable Dave Wynn was fatally shot while responding to a call in St. Albert, Alberta. Hearts simultaneously broke along the South Shore as Wynn had worked in Bridgewater as a paramedic for years.
As Wynn’s wife, Shelly, tried to decide where the funds raised during this year’s Memorial Classic should go, thinking of the passing of one of Dave’s close friends made her choice obvious.