Fairmont Lions make 2nd Gift to EKFH Mammography Campaign

Submitted by EKFH on 30-09-2011

Details: This past June the combination of rain, wind and the occasional streak of sun didn’t scare off the 144 golfers, 29 dinner guests and the numerous amount of Lions Volunteers from attending the annual Fairmont & District Lions Club’s Golf Fun Day held at Coy’s Par 3 this past Saturday. Proceeds from the annual event are earmarked for a charitable cause and this year was no exception.

Thanks to the foresight of President Bob Rutherford, Ray Kolochuk (incoming President), Mike Tanguay (Event Coordinator) and the entire Lions Club membership their decision to once again support the East Kootenay Foundation for Health and the East Kootenay Regional Hospital couldn’t have been more pivotal. The Fairmont Lion’s have now made two donations for a total of $7,060 and is one of the lead gifts that is helping to start a major campaign being undertaken by the regional hospital foundation.

Over the next two years EKFH is taking on its biggest challenge a $1 million capital campaign called “A Clear View ~ a digital mammography campaign” to provide funding for a new digital stereotactic mammography unit for the Diagnostic Imaging Department.