Exceptional Healthcare Thanks to Exceptional Community Support
Published Monday, January 9, 2023
Here at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation, we say it often because it’s true. The world-class healthcare available at our Hospital wouldn’t be possible without our generous donors and supporters. We are continually amazed by the creativity and giving nature of our community.
Here are just some of the community-based events organized in 2022 that helped raise the funds for advanced techniques, equipment and research so that we all have the healthcare we deserve here in Northwestern Ontario. Thank you.
Race Panels for Breast Cancer Care
First year CRT Racing stock car driver, #89 Kolby Reed, had the incredible idea of auctioning off his race panels during breast cancer awareness month. Congratulations to Kolby, his family, and his race team who raised an incredible $1,989 for the Northern Cancer Fund. Kolby is also the 2022 Wissota National Rookie of the year. His future as a racer & community leader is very bright.
Barbells for Boobs at Superior Crossfit
The incredible team at Superior Crossfit raised $3,000 at its annual Barbells for Boobs event in support of local breast cancer care. Also, local Biosteel sports drinks sales rep, Dustin Wilson, generously donated a portion of sales from all cases sold at the event. Thank you to this amazing team for its ongoing support for the fight against breast cancer.
Golf’n Gals Support Wellness of Cancer Patients
A special thank you to the Golf’n Gals for their continued support of the WE-Can Program - a 10 week wellness and exercise program for individuals living with cancer. The gals raised and donated $8,500 for the program in 2022. The Golf’n Gals is a league with over 300 members who golf at Centennial Pines and Northern Lights Golf Clubs.
Winmar Carves Out Support for Cardiac Care
For the past five Halloweens, Winmar Property Restoration Services has held a unique pumpkin-carving competition for fun and a good cause. Its staff is challenged to carve a pumpkin at work in one hour using only one tool from their belt. The jack o lanterns are then posted on the company’s Facebook page for the public to vote for their favourite - and for every like, comment, share, or vote, the company donated $10 to the Our Hearts at Home Cardiovascular Campaign. The event raised $1,000 for local cardiac care. Says General Manager Adam Cianfagna, “Staff having fun raising money for a great local cause makes it worthwhile. We hope the event keeps growing – maybe into a competition between companies!”