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NLHF’s $16M Gratitude Campaign Nearing Completion

Fort McMurray, AB, Canada / MIX 103.7
NLHF's $16M Gratitude Campaign Nearing Completion

The Northern Lights Health Foundation is nearing the end of their gratitude campaign.

Around $11.8 million of the $16 million goal has been raised – helping fund six of the eight projects.

The only two projects left to go are the minimally invasive surgical suites and refurbishing the front lobby.

Donor Relations Officer with the Health Foundation Nolan Haukeness tells Mix News both projects are very important in different ways.

“Minimally invasive surgery, it’s to sell how important that is but for the lobby – what you don’t think about are the people that live on our fourth floor in continuing care – that’s their living room so it would be really important for us to be able to give them a space where they feel comfortable.”

The minimally invasive suites are a $7.6 million project with the NLHF already receiving roughly $4 million.

The lobby is expected to be the last project to be funded as the Health Foundation notes they will most likely start a community campaign to get the funds.

Some of the other projects that have received their funds are the Palliative Care Suites, Rural Community Clinics in Anzac and Conklin, Multi-Purpose Clinic, and Continuing Care Unit.

Executive Director of the NLHF Cindy Amerongen says Alberta Health Services has also lent a hand on some of their projects.

“Two big public health projects, one was a baby initiative and one was a healthy school initiative – since the fire, Alberta Health Services has put those people into place that we would have been fundraising for.”

The Gratitude Campaign started back in March 2016.

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