When it comes to health care support, few communities can out-care or out-donate Saugeen Shores.
In only 10 short months, the community of Saugeen Shores raised, through corporate, business and individual donations and a Gran Fondo cycling event, some three million dollars to acquire a CT scanner for its local Saugeen Memorial Hospital.
In appreciation, the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation hosted a community BBQ last Thursday, September 1st. The free event was a thank-you to all who contributed to the CT Scanner ‘Bring TOM to Town Campaign’.
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“The day was to thank the community for their generous support,” said Tracy Murray, “but people kept offering cash donations that we didn’t expect.”
Campaign co-Chairs James and Jenny Scongack said that, “In addition to thanking all of you, we know that a successful fundraising campaign doesn’t happen without leadership. We want to thank the all-day, every-day leadership and drive by our Executive Director of the Foundation, Tracy Murray. Tracy was supported by a strong Foundation Board and they encouraged the community to come together to achieve such an amazing goal.”