The Prescott County Dairy Producer Committee presented the Hawkesbury & District General Hospital Foundation (HGH) with a $3000 donation. November 25. The money was raised through local promotion of Canadian dairy products.
“Communities coming together during these difficult times is more important than ever,” stated Terry Heinzle, committee president. “Our committee members and I were happy to support the Hawkesbury & District General Hospital Foundation and its priorities under its new campaign.”
The committee posted photos on its Facebook page provided by residents of the area that showed the Blue Cow logo on various dairy products. The logo represents 100 per cent Canadian milk and other dairy products. For every photo posted, the committee donated a dollar to the hospital foundation.
“We are proud to support our regional hospital,” stated Heinzle, “all while encouraging people to purchase Canadian dairy.”
The $3000 donation will become part of the hospital foundation’s There’s No Place Like Home campaign, which supports new programs and expansion of services at the hospital. These services include orthopedic surgery, ophthalmology, and advanced mammography. The enhanced services will allow more people to get treatment for various medical conditions close to home instead of having to travel outside of the area to other hospitals.
“The HGH Foundation is so happy to be the recipient of the funds from the Prescott County Dairy Producer Committee,” stated Christine Gray St-Denis, HGH Foundation philanthropic projects coordinator. “By supporting the HGH Foundation, they will continue to ensure that new medical equipment is available to meet our (local) healthcare needs.”