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A special fundraiser for the EKFH mammography campaign

 

East Kootenay Foundation for Health wants to invite you to a special event for the fight against breast cancer.

Breast cancer is still the leading cause of death in women 40-55 years of age.  But the good news is that breast cancer can be beaten especially when it is detected early.   The hospital foundation is embarking on a major $1 million fundraising campaign to bring a full field digital stereotactic mammography unit to the East Kootenay Regional Hospital.

The current mammography unit  is eleven years old and utilizes soon to be out-of-date film technology.  The current unit also does not allow minimally invasive image guided biopsy.   The arrival of a new digital stereotactic mammography unit will help the East Kootenay Regional Hospital become a centre of excellence in breast cancer screening and diagnostics.   EKFH wants that too!

So with the help of Dr. & Mrs. Bill & Cathy Newsome and Blue Sky Realty (Jeannie Argatoff) a hoedown is on the horizon.   On Friday, September 16,  EKFH is encouraging you to come out to the new St. Eugene tent pavilion to kick up your heels to some of the best rock, blue grass, folk & jazz music you’ll ever hear by the band 3 of Diamonds from Bozeman, Montana.  At the same time you will be raising money for a new digital stereotactic mammography unit for the East Kootenay Regional Hospital.

You might think that a hoedown ticket of $75 seems too much but EKFH is asking you to remember that this is a fundraiser.  That $1 million digital mammography unit will save lives by detecting breast cancer earlier, providing less invasive procedures for patients, reducing travel by patients and their families to Calgary, Nelson or Kamloops and reducing surgical time in the operating room.

Tickets are $75 per person ($25 charitable receipt) and include a southern style BBQ,  good ole’ hoedown, silent and live auction.  Tickets can be picked up at Blue Sky Realty, at the East Kootenay Foundation for Health office or by emailing:  donna.grainger@interiorhealth.ca to reserve your spot.

For more information call Donna at 250 489-6481.

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