A Clear View – Thoughts from the Faces of the Campaign

Submitted by EKFH on 30-01-2013

“The A Clear View campaign  has shown us that when communities get together , we can make things happen.  To all the wonderful people who live in the East Kootenays – thank you for giving so generously.  Thank you East Kootenay Foundation for Health, it has been an absolute pleasure to be one of the Faces of the Campaign,” Julie Giles, Face of the Campaign for Creston.

As the Face of the A Clear View campaign for the Columbia Valley, I am absolutely overwhelmed by the incredible response from the communities we live in.  I got involved in this campaign because I knew once we were able to purchase the digital stereotactic mammography unit for the East Kootenay Reginoal Hospital, it would begin savings lives.  For anyone who supported this campaign, know that you have had a hand in doing just that.  Breast cancer can easily be beaten… early detection is the key and this machine will do that in such a timely manner.  From the bottom of my heart, thank you for your incredible support,” Sheila Tutty, Face of the Campaign for Columbia Valley

“I think it is fantastic that everyone has supported the mammography campaign so generously and that the new equipment is going to be here in half the time we thought it would take to get it.   The women and men of our area are lucky to live in such a caring community and region.  Breast cancer has touched so many of us that it has also touched other perople’s hearts and they have responded magnificently.  Bravo to everyone who donated and thank you from the bottom of my heart on behalf of all those who will benefit from having this equipment available here at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital,” Sue Selby, Face of the Campaign for Cranbrook

“I’m so proud but not surprised at the overwhelming generosity of the people of the East Kootenay.  We really pulled together and made history!  It’s been an honour for Sue and I to play a small role in this great accomplishment,” Evelyn Cutts, Face of the Campaign for Elk Valley

“I can’t tell you how proud I am of the communities of the East Kootenay for the support of the A Clear View campaign.  I am truly humbled by the overwhelming support we have received.  People would come up to me and tell me that it really made a difference having faces of the community that they could relate to and thanked me for coming forward.  I know we are communities that have always come up big when it counted but to complete this project a year ahead of schedule is such a blessing for all the women of the area and to now have access to this machine is just wonderful,” Elva Keiver, Face of the Campaign for Kimberley

“I am truly amazed and encouraged by the outpouring of support for the mammography campaign.  I think it shows the vast number of lives that have been affected by breast cancer.  Every donor can be very proud that they have made a difference in the well being of women and men in the Kootenays.  Early detection is the key to fight this devastating disease.  The fact that the digital mammography machine is here in Cranbrook is such a comfort for patients who do not need the extra stress of travel and being away from home during this trying time.  I am honoured to have been part of the picture,” Heather Morissette, Face of the Campaign for Kimberley

“The support felt across the Kootenays for this campaign has been phenomenal!  To have met and surpassed the fundraising goal a year ahead of schedule is a testament to our communities and their spirit.  This incredible mammography machine means that women will be diagnosed faster into treatment with perhaps a better chance of survival.  I am so thankful for the opportunity to have been a part of the campaign and the bigger picture!” Lisey Lalonde, Face of the Campaign for Golden