The South and Central Health Foundation are proud to partner with
our 2018 Corporate Sponsor the Exploits Valley Mall.
Mother’s Day Radiothon to Benefit Breast Cancer Patients
Join us for our annual Mother’s Day Radiothon taking place on Friday, May 11th at the Exploits Valley Mall in Grand Falls-Windsor. We will be broadcasting live on VOCM Radio from 9 am to 1 pm.
This year’s event will support the purchase of a Breast Specimen Imaging Unit for the Diagnostic Imaging Department within our Regional Health Centre for the benefit of women who are yet to face breast cancer surgery.
The Breast Specimen Imaging Unit is a standalone unit that will be used in the operating room to verify excised breast tissue margins. It has a higher resolution than standard mammography systems.
This equipment will eliminate the need for samples to be taken to the radiology department for x-ray imaging, thus resulting in a quicker turnaround time for margin verification of the sampled tissue.
It will also provide a level of service not currently being provided at the CNRHC. This equipment will cost approximately $125,000 and is one of the Foundation’s biggest fundraising undertakings in over a decade!
More great news! The Department of Health & Community Services has committed to match every single dollar that is received for the Breast Specimen Imaging Unit up to a total of $55,000! This means that every dollar that you donate for this equipment is instantly worth two dollars!
How You Can Help
We encourage you to gather your friends, family or coworkers to create your own fundraiser in support of patients served at your Health Centre. (Foundation staff would be happy to help with lottery licenses and promotions). Contact Development Officer Wendy Houlihan at (709) 292-2393 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also make a personal donation. If you are a regular donor you may find it easier to set up a small monthly gift to the Health Foundation, or you can choose to make a one-time gift, simply by clicking on the DONATE NOW button on this website. Or you can drop by our office location in the lobby of the CNRHC and make your donation in person.
We also encourage you to drop by to chat with staff and volunteers at the Exploits Valley Mall on Friday, May 11th from 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. or phone 489-8300 on the day of the broadcast to make your pledge.