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Niagara Health Foundation’s 2020 Gala fundraiser sets new record

March 03, 2020

Niagara Health Foundation’s 2020 Gala fundraiser sets new record

Niagara Falls, ON (March 3, 2020) - On February 29th, over 450 generous supporters from across Niagara region gathered at the Annual Niagara Health Foundation Gala for an elegant night of fundraising at the Sheraton on the Falls hotel. This year’s Gala was presented by Niagara Fallsview Casino & Resort and raised a record-breaking $145,000 (and counting) benefiting the patients and families of Niagara Health.

“Our ability to provide Niagara Health with state-of-the-art equipment is community driven and only made possible by the incredible support of our donors,” says Roger Ali, President and CEO of Niagara Health Foundation. “I want to shine a light on the many sponsors, silent auction donors, guests and community members who continue to support the Foundation year after year. Our signature events truly reflects the caring community that stands behind Niagara Health.”

All proceeds from this year’s Gala will support the purchase of new ultrasound equipment at Niagara Health sites across the region. Guests showed their support through a silent auction featuring over 50 unique items and a golden ticket raffle that had larger prizes ranging from $1000 to $2500.

“This year’s Gala was an outstanding way to come together to celebrate extraordinary care in Niagara,” says Dr. Johan Viljoen, Niagara Health Chief of Staff and Executive Vice President Medical. “Having the latest ultrasound technology will provide our health care teams with the tools they need to provide the highest quality of care to our patients.”

In addition to funding ultrasound equipment, attendees and physician leaders stepped up to the impromptu challenge to purchase four hospital beds during the event’s “Fund-A-Need”. The live auction style fundraiser raised more than $24,000.

“This was our first year holding a Fund-A-Need auction and it was a huge success, raising over $24,000 in under ten minutes,” said Chris Green, Director of Communications, Marketing & Community Engagement at Niagara Health Foundation. “Our goal for the evening was to fund one hospital bed and our guests went above and beyond to fund a total of four beds for Niagara Health.”

Niagara Health Foundation and Niagara Health would like to thank the generous corporate sponsors, prize donors, volunteers, and everyone who contributed to the success of this year’s event.
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About Niagara Health Foundation
Niagara Health Foundation raises funds to support Niagara Health for the advancement of health care in Niagara. Supporting Niagara Health in its mission, Niagara Health Foundation raises funds for priority equipment needs, redevelopment projects and patient programs at Niagara Health’s five sites, located in Welland, Niagara Falls, St. Catharines, Port Colborne, and Fort Erie.
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