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right here at home in the North,
-- where we live, work, and play"

Spirit Day

The Event

On May 3rd, Spirit of the North will be holding the 2nd Annual Spirit Day fundraiser. This is a rebranded and updated version the Spirit of the North Radiothon, which ran for 11 years previous, helping to fund diagnostic equipment for northern BC region.

Starting at 7am, join us as we work to raise $60,000 to support enhancements to cardiac care in Northern BC.

The Campaign: The Regional Cardiac Strategy

The 5-year Northern Health Regional Cardiac Strategy is being implemented to improve access to, and the quality of, cardiac diagnostics and care in the North. As the first step in this strategy, Spirit of the North is committed to raising $500,000 to purchase a suite of ultrasounds with ECHO capabilities. Current wait times for ECHO testing at University Hospital of Northern British Columbia (UHNBC) are up to 6 months, and the waiting list holds over 1,100 names. This suite of ultrasounds (supplier to be determined) consists of:

    • 1 state-of-the-art ECHO Ultrasound with 4D monitoring;
    • 1 ECHO Ultrasound comparable to an existing unit at UHNBC;
    • 2 portable Ultrasounds that may be utilized for diagnostics in any area of the hospital 

Spirit Day is the first fundraiser with proceeds directed to this $500,000 campaign and we hope to raise $60,000 toward our goal!

Why it matters

 

The newest ECHO Ultrasounds provide cutting edge 4D technology that enables the cardiac team to reach a more accurate diagnosis in a heart beat... It’s leading edge technology, that our patients deserve.”
- Dr. Haidar Hadi, Cardiologist

Purchasing this suite of ultrasounds means that:

    • Wait times and wait lists will be reduced through an increased number of ECHO tests that can be scheduled at UHNBC;
    • Access will be improved and travel and wait times for patients needing ECHO and ultrasound services outside of UHNBC will be reduced by offering mobile ultrasound and ECHO services to patients in the Northern Interior.

How You can make a difference

There are many ways that you can get involved and help to make a difference through Spirit Day:

1. Make a donation—100% of every dollar raised is dedicated to medical equipment, and every little bit helps!

2. Host a fundraising event on Spirit Day (or before!) and visit us to present the funds during Spirit Day

3. Partner with us for an Hour during the June 1 radio campaign. Spirit Hours Include:

    • Power (Commit-To-Raise) Hours
    • Spirit (Matching) Hours
    • Prime Spirit Hours

4. Volunteer—Spirit Day needs lots of volunteers to be successful!

 

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For more information, please contact Curtis Mayes – (250) 565-2372 or

Spirit Day is A Partnership with the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group

  

Knights of Columbus - Spirit of The North Partner
Geotech Drilling - Spirit of The North Partner
Deloitte - Spirit of The North Partner
Prince George Citizen - Spirit of The North Partner
Prince George Spruce Kings - Spirit of The North Partner
Brownridge Insurance - Spirit of The North Partner
Spectrum Resources - Spirit of The North Partner
Pacific Coastal Airlines - Spirit of The North Partner
KPMG - Spirit of The North Partner
Michael's Jewellers - Spirit of The North Partner
Cariboo Brewing  - Spirit of The North Partner
Prince George Cougars Alumni - Spirit of The North Partner
Hester Creek - Spirit of The North Partner
YXS - Spirit of The North Partner
TELUS - Spirit of The North Partner
Van Horlick's Trophy & Gifts - Spirit of The North Partner
Cheryl Lawrence  - Spirit of The North Partner
Northern Health - Spirit of The North Partner
Cowboy Ranch - Spirit of The North Partner
CIM North Central Branch - Spirit of The North Partner

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Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation
1475 Edmonton Street
Prince George, BC
V2M 1S2

T. (250) 565-2515
F. (250) 565-2595
Toll Free: 1-877-565-2515
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