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St. Catharines Hospital Auxiliary completes $500,000 pledge to Niagara Health Foundation

March 26, 2019

On Monday, March 25, the St. Catharines Auxiliary presented Niagara Health Foundation with a final installment of $150,000 to complete their pledge of $500,000 in support of Niagara Health’s St. Catharines Site. The presentation was done at an Auxiliary General Meeting.
 
The Auxiliary pledged $500,000 over five years, their final installment yesterday marked the completion of the pledge in three years instead. Funds were generated primarily through operating a gift shop, holding bingo nights and raffles, managing vendor programs, as well as hosting a variety of seasonal events.
 
"The Auxiliary's mission is to raise funds for the purchase of new hospital equipment so we are very pleased to give this gift of $150K today to fulfil our commitment of $500,000, two years earlier than anticipated,” says Wendy Ross, St. Catharines Hospital Auxiliary President. “Thanks to our dedicated volunteers for their year round efforts towards this significant achievement and we look forward to continuing our work to support Niagara Health."
 
Through this funding, Niagara Health Foundation has purchased priority patient care equipment, including an Analyser for Transfusion Medicine for the Laboratory, a Birthing Bed for Women & Babies and a Laser for Surgical Urology in 2017, Tomosynthesis for Medical Imaging and a birthing bed in 2018 and eight Defibrillators (2 regional and 6 for SCS) in 2019, for the St. Catharines Site.
 
“The St. Catharines Hospital Auxiliary’s 153 year rich history is a true testament to their dedication to improving local health care,” says Carrie Zeffiro, Senior Director, Development & Campaign Director. “It is heartwarming to see how this group of volunteers works together to achieve their fundraising goals.”

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