MAY 7, 2018
Spirit Day held on May 3rd was a great success surpassing our goal of $60,000 with a final total of $62,096. As part of an overall campaign to fund four ECHO Ultrasounds with 4D capabilities for better detection, diagnosis, and treatment for cardiac related illnesses, we are still accepting donations, but we are one step closer after yesterday’s amazing response.
“It is so rewarding to see our community and surrounding area support equipment that is so badly needed for the north,” commented Judy Neiser CEO for Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation. “Any time we can fund state of the art equipment that will allow enhanced services to patients in the north, it is a win-win for everyone.”
We are grateful to our event sponsors The Jim Pattison Broadcast Group (CKPG News, 101.3 The River and 99.3 the Drive), Northland Dodge, RBC Royal Bank, Dick Byl Law, Allnorth Consulting, Rivers Edge Services, Westwood Pub, Quizno’s and Carl’s Jr. We are also thankful to Tim Hortons at UHNBC, Karahi King Restaurant, and Panago Pizza for providing food and drinks for our volunteers and guests. Thank you to our volunteers who made the day run so smoothly. We also want to thank those who shared their experience with cardiac related illnesses. Their stories made a big impact and we are grateful for the open and heartfelt way in which they relayed their messages.
Dr. Haidir Hadi, cardiologist and physician lead on this campaign has been passionate in his requirements to tend to the needs of his patients since he arrived in Prince George over 8 years ago. “Physicians look at equipment and services available when they are choosing where they want to work”, he said “having this state of the art equipment will help attract and retain specialists as well as serve to reduce patient waitlists which are currently up to 6 months.”
Anyone still wishing to give to this campaign is invited to drop by our office in the Atrium at UHNBC, contribute online at www.spiritofthenorth.ca or mail in their donation to 1475 Edmonton Street, Prince George, BC V2M 1S2. Please contact us at (250) 565-2515 for more information on how you can support better health outcomes for patients in the North.