Congratulations in order

Kudos are in order for members of our local Cariboo Hospital Foundation Trust.

Kudos are in order for members of our local Cariboo Foundation Hospital Trust.

In three years the non-profit organization managed to raise almost half a million dollars toward the purchase of a much-needed digital mammography unit for Cariboo Memorial Hospital.

That’s right, we said a half million dollars raised locally.

The board members made the exciting announcement Monday and were quick to thank the community for its generous support throughout the campaign.

Despite leaner times, the community of Williams Lake and its surrounding areas continues to come through on so many fronts when it really counts.

There is no doubt this machine will save lives –– our grandmothers, mothers, sisters, daughters and granddaughters will all benefit from having this asset in our local hospital.

We’ve been told the new machine has been ordered and should arrive for installation at Cariboo Memorial Hospital in about six months.

Trust chair Carol Taphorn said it will replace the current screening mammography unit with better quality pictures and instant transmission, bringing our hospital into the digital future of medicine.

The money raised by CFHT will cover 60 per cent of the total $800,000 price tag for the unit, with the Cariboo Regional Hospital District picking up the remainder.

The trust currently consists of 10 hardworking and dedicated board members, who put on fundraising events such as the annual Gala, a wine tasting and more.

The upcoming sixth annual Gala, is taking place Saturday, Nov. 29 at Sacred Heart Parish Hall.

Thanks to our community and the Cariboo Hospital Foundation Trust for your ongoing efforts to improve our city and its services.

– Williams Lake Tribune