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Bruce Thurston, left, and Ron Skinner present the proceeds of Rhythm 'N Ribs to Health Foundation chair Diane Rusnak.
New equipment for ENT specialist
Rhythm 'N Ribs raises almost $39,000
The Health Foundation has purchased a new transnasal laryngoscope for the ear, nose and throat (ENT) clinic conducted in Yorkton by Dr. Grant Wright one week each month.
The importance of such a scope is increasing with the rapid rise in HPV throat cancer, Dr. Wright explains.
"The incidence of this type of throat cancer is expected to continue to rise at 3% per year for the next 20 years before vaccination of boys and girls will take effect," he adds.
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Rhythm 'N Ribs committee co-chairs Bruce Thurston and Ron Skinner pronounced the event a huge success financially, in attendance and in how much fun everyone had. The event raised $38,782, which will go towards lab equipment at the regional hospital.
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TD bank financial group and
Health Foundation Award $13,714
TD Bank Financial Group and The Health Foundation announced the recipients of the Spring Education Awards for 2018. Applications are considered twice each year and awards are given each spring and fall. There were 16 successful applicants and a total of $13,714.50 awarded.
Annually, The Health Foundation and TD Bank award at least $24,000 a year to help further the training and education of healthcare staff in east central Saskatchewan. TD Bank contributes $12,000 annually to fund 50% of the awards.
This is the 18th consecutive year TD has partnered with The Health Foundation, making a very significant investment in local healthcare through this education program. This brings the total contribution of TD Bank Financial Group to $194,000 for the Education Awards. Since this education program began there have been 424 awards totaling $391,190.
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Back row from the left: Ross Fisher of The Health Foundation; Pat Kuspira, Interim Director of Staff Services for the Saskatchewan Health Authority; Melissa Czorobay; Tamara Krasowski; Kyla Shabatura; Taren Nielsen; Jodie Yathon and Les Arnelien, Branch Manager TD Bank. Front row: Christina Santo, Tera Walsh, Lesline Joseph and Rhonda Hawkins.
April 16 & 17: Radiothon
May 1: Start of Learn to Run Clinics
May 26:Deadline for lottery purchase
June 1: Cash Lottery 2018 Draw
June 7: Charity Golf Classic
July 27, 28, 29: Rhythm 'n Ribs
August 19: Charity Road Race
October 20: Gala
The following organizations and businesses contributed more than $1,000 in 2017.
49 North Resource Fund
Brayden Ottenbreit Close Cuts for Cancer | Broadway Investments
Canadian Tire | Canora Wheatland Lioness Club | Charis Medical | Churchbridge Credit Union | Collins Barrow | Cornerstone Credit Union | Crestvue Ambulance Service | Crossroads Credit Union
D.R. Auto Extras | Dr. E. C. Machnee | Dr. Greg Trischuk Dental Professional Corp | Duck Mountain Ambulance Care
Eecol Electric | Ekos Holdings | Everlast Eaves and Exteriors
Fair Court Asset Management | Family & Friends Community Foundation | Farm Credit Canada | Farrell Agencies | Fedorowich Construction | Franklin Templeton Investments
Gateway Co-operative | GX 94/Fox FM Radio | GX94 Community Support Fund
Harvest Meats | Hutterian Brethren of Crystal Lake
Kamsack Hospital Auxiliary | Key Chevrolet Oldsmobile Cadillac | Key Yorkton Kia | Kinsmen Club of Yorkton
Leland Campbell Kondratoff Persick | Leon Ram Companies | Logan Equipment | Loucks Medi-Health Pharmacy | Louis Dreyfus Company
Mark's | Massage for a Cause Dalman | Melville Chevrolet Buick GMC | Morris Industries | Mosaic Company
National Bank Financial
OSS (2002) Ltd
Painted Hand Community Development Corporation | Paras Properties | Pattison Agriculture | Private Giving Foundation
RBC Foundation | RBC Royal Bank | Richardson Oilseed | RM of Cana No. 214 | RM of Churchbridge No. 211 | RM of Preeceville No. 334 | RM of Saltcoats No. 213 | RM of Spy Hill No. 152 | RM of Wallace No. 243 |
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 77 | Rusnak Balacko Kachur Rusnak
Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority | SaskTel | SaskTel TelCare Employee Charity Trust | Schaan Healthcare Products | Scotiabank | Solon Core Contracting | Springside Lions Club | St. Gerard's Catholic Women's League | Strategic Charitable Giving Foundation
TD Canada Trust | The Co-operators | The Wireless Age | Town of Canora | Town of Norquay | Traction Truck Proz
Ukrainian Catholic Brotherhood | UncommonSense Business Solutions | United Commercial Travellers #578
Value Tire & Battery | Village of Buchanan | Viterra
Yorkton Area Parents for The Milk Box | Yorkton Business Improvement District | Yorkton Co-operative Association | Yorkton Crossing Retirement Community | Yorkton Distributors | Yorkton Lions Club | Yorkton Toyota
Improving health care in our region
The Health Foundation of East Central Saskatchewan, Inc. is a volunteer organization dedicated to being the leaders in continuously improving and expanding the quality of healthcare and medical services in east central Saskatchewan.
Our mission is to work in partnership with donors, the community, healthcare providers and government to raise and invest funds in capital and educational initiatives that will enhance healthcare services for our health region.
The Foundation is guided by a volunteer board, and operates independently from both the health region and government. It receives no money other than your much-appreciated donations.