Whitehorse, Yukon – The Yukon Hospital Foundation has reached the halfway point in its fundraising campaign to purchase a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanner for Whitehorse General Hospital.
One year into its three-year campaign, the Yukon Hospital Foundation has raised $1 million to help fund this state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment for our hospital.
“On behalf of the Yukon Hospital Foundation, I extend my sincere appreciation for the generosity our corporate sponsors, individual donors and volunteers continue to demonstrate each year,” said Yukon Hospital Foundation Chair Darrell Stone. “Their incredible commitment to our quality of life and our hospital is making our purchase of an MRI scanner a distinct reality.”
By 2013, Whitehorse General Hospital will be the only facility north of 60 in Canada with an MRI scanner.
An MRI in the territory will provide significant benefits to medical staff and patients that include reduced wait times for MRI scans and reduced cost, patient stress and time away from family and work currently associated with travelling outside the territory for this diagnostic scan.
“Our ongoing fundraising efforts will give all Yukon residents better access to MRI scans and our valued health professionals the tools they need to provide us with the very best health care possible, right here close to home,” continued Stone.
The Yukon Hospital Foundation’s ninth annual Northwestel Festival of Trees fundraising event will take place from November 17 through 26 in Whitehorse.
In addition, the Foundation’s Direct Mail Appeal will be distributed to all Yukon households in early November.
For more information about the Yukon Hospital Foundation and its fundraising efforts toward the purchase of an MRI scanner, please visit http://www.yhf.ca .