Greenstone and Surrounding Communities Come Together for Local Hospitals

Published Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Greenstone and Surrounding Communities Come Together for Local Hospitals

Event Organizer, Marla Michel, hangs the Girls Night Out plaque in the TBRHSC Cancer Centre

In a heartwarming display of teamwork and support, Greenstone ladies rallied together for their annual Girls Night Out – a breast cancer fundraiser that surpassed all expectations. Held at the Nakina Curling Club on May 4th, the “Mardi Gras” themed event was a huge success with almost $13,000 raised to be donated to the Geraldton District Hospital Chemo Suite and the Tbaytel Tamarack House in Thunder Bay.  Since 2011, Girls Night Out - Breast Cancer Fundraiser Greenstone has raised over $94,974!

The importance of surrounding communities coming together to do events and fundraising to support the regional hospital cannot be overstated, especially for those affected by cancer. These events and fundraisers play a crucial role in providing much-needed financial support for cancer research, treatment, and equipment at the hospital. The Tbaytel Tamarack House in Thunder Bay is an important resource for those who have to travel for medical care, as it provides an affordable option for an extended stay, and is located on the TBRHSC property. Additionally, these events also help in building a sense of community and solidarity among those affected by cancer, as well as their loved ones. Knowing that their community is rallying behind them can provide a much-needed emotional boost for cancer patients and their families. Overall, the support from surrounding communities through events and fundraising is vital in ensuring that the regional hospital can continue to provide top-notch care and support for those affected by cancer.

You can find a plaque honouring the Girls Night Out Greenstone event in the cancer centre exam room with a beautiful message of “her fight is our fight” reminding everyone who walks in and out of that room, that they are not alone.


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