Donations to hospital fundraising campaign reach more than $110,000

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KAWARTHA LAKES- The Tales of Hope Holiday Appeal, raising money for a new 3D mamography imaging machine has reached 64% of their target of $170,000. “We called the Holiday Appeal ‘Tales of Hope’ because so many people have breast cancer stories,” said Brian Kelsey, Foundation Board Chair.

3D imaging helps physicians to view the breast in thin sections, like flipping through the pages of a book. It helps to detect small cancers sooner and can pinpoint the exact size and location of a breast lesion.

At a special remembrance event held on November 12th at the St. Paul’s Anglican Church shone a light on the contributions of local Nursing Sisters during the First World War. The ‘Unsung Heroes’ event shared the stories of these brave young women, some of whom completed their nursing training at the Ross Memorial Hospital. During this special event, organizers took up a collection to make a donation to benefit patients of the Ross Memorial Hospital. They directed the donation of $728.40 to help with the Hospital’s need to purchase a 3D mammography unit. This need is outlined in the RMH Foundation’s “Tales of Hope” Holiday Appeal, which ties in well with stories of local women and their courageous tales.

On December 12th, Reverend Warren Leibovitch and Ray Marshall of the St. Paul’s Anglican Church visited the Ross Memorial Hospital to view ‘Their Votes Counted’, an exhibition created by the Victoria County Historical Society to highlight the WWI nurses who were the first Canadian women to vote in a federal election. They were thanked for their donation to the Holiday Appeal by Tracy Mann, Quality and Clinical Coordinator in the Diagnostic Imaging Department, and signatory for the Holiday Appeal letter.

To date $110,430 has been raised.