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Let’s Work Together for Healthcare in Southwest Saskatchewan

These are uncertain times for everyone as new cases of COVID-19 are reported daily across the nation and globally. Now as many of us have regrouped working in isolation from our home offices, we’re all doing our part to help “flatten the curve.”

As other businesses are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic so too are numerous non- profit organizations including the Dr. Noble Irwin Regional Healthcare Regional Healthcare Foundation. “Several fundraisers targeting our “Close to the Heart Digital Mammography Campaign” have been postponed until further notice, leaving us several steps behind in reaching our goal of $350,000 to purchase and install this vital piece of medical equipment for the Cypress Regional Hospital,” says Carol Andrews- Development Officer & Communications Coordinator for the Dr. Noble Irwin Regional Healthcare Foundation. “We value our donors across Southwest Saskatchewan who have supported us through our over 20 year history in the region, and we hope they will continue to walk side by side with us in our philanthropic work. The need for medical equipment and the best technology for our medical personnel is even more crucial in rural Saskatchewan and we humbly ask our partners across the region to kindly consider making a donation to the Foundation to assist us with our work. In addition we as a Foundation are here to assist our local medical personnel with any urgent COVID-19 equipment or other medical supplies they may need in the coming days. We are committed to working together to keep healthcare strong now and into the future for the residents of Southwest Saskatchewan,” said Andrews.

Donations to the Dr. Noble Irwin Regional Healthcare Foundation are accepted on line through E-Transfer/ Credit Card https://drirwinfoundation.com/donate/ or Call (306) 778-3314.

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EDO Japan Serves Up Financial Support for Digital Mammography

Community support continues to shine through as EDO Japan Swift Current made a generous donation of $500 to the “Close to the Heart Digital Mammography” campaign on May 14. This cheque presentation has been postponed for numerous weeks as COVID-19 has changed everyone’s regular routines and method of doing business. EDO Japan began selling paper hearts as a promotion in their Swift Current location on the Family Day long weekend and the fundraising was halted due to the onset of the pandemic. Dollars donated by patrons were matched equally by EDO Japan with the final tally ringing in at $500.

“We wanted to be a part of this life saving campaign the moment we heard there was a need to upgrade the Digital Mammography Machine at the Cypress Regional Hospital in Swift Current,” says Jules Francisco Owner/Operator EDO Japan Swift Current. “As community stakeholders it’s our duty to support our customers and local residents and healthcare is a priority for everyone,” Francisco added.

“EDO Japan is a valued community partner and we appreciate their efforts in supporting the Digital Mammography campaign,” stated Jim Dekowny, Executive Director of the Dr. Noble Irwin Regional Healthcare Foundation. “The updated digital technology of the new mammography machine will help physicians with earlier detection of cancer and save lives of Southwest Saskatchewan patients. All donations such as the latest from EDO Japan will ensure this new technology is purchased and installed in the coming months at the Cypress Regional Hospital. Thank You Southwest Saskatchewan for your support,” said Dekowny.

 

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Robynn’s Insurance Financial Group & the Co-operators Support Healthcare

The “Close to the Heart Digital Mammography” campaign received another gracious donation on May 13 as Robynn’s Insurance Financial Group and The Co-operators announced their support of $5 000 to the Dr. Noble Irwin Regional Healthcare Foundation. While adhering to the current practice of social distancing, Robynn Schous and Kim Pierce of Robynn’s Insurance Financial Group presented the cheque to Jim Dekowny, Executive Director of the Dr. Noble Irwin Regional Healthcare Foundation.

“It is important to me to contribute towards the Close to the Heart Campaign because having access to advanced medical equipment locally will help reduce travel expenses and speed up medical prognoses allowing my fellow communitarians the opportunity for quicker and more economic treatment, and as a result, it will hopefully save lives,” says Robynn Schous, Agency Owner/ Insurance Financial Advisor- Robynn’s Insurance Financial Group.

“This latest donation from Robynn’s Insurance Financial Group and The Co-operators helps us get one step closer to purchasing the new digital mammography machine for the Cypress Regional Hospital,” stated Jim Dekowny, Executive Director of the Dr. Noble Irwin Regional Healthcare Foundation. “Thanks to the generosity of residents and businesses around the Southwest, we’re very close to reaching our goal of $350,000 for this life saving equipment.

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