Castlegar and District Hospital Foundation manager Stefanie Zaytsoff moves the ‘mercury’ in the thermometer higher as the Light Up fundraiser has a great opening day. (Photo: John Boivin)

Thousands donated to Castlegar health centre campaign

Money will go to purchasing new equipment

Talk about a strong start!

The Castlegar and District Hospital Foundation’s annual Light Up campaign to raise money for the health centre had a great opening day, raising more than three-quarters of its $30,000 goal.

The annual fundraiser saw donations from Tim Horton’s ($2,064), Kootenay Savings Foundation ($4,000), and the hospital auxiliary ($13,000)— just to name a few— delivered as the fundraiser kicked off Friday.

The money raised will help the health centre purchase new critical equipment, including a portable ultrasound imaging system, an exam/medical headlamp system and a microscope that allows doctors to study eye structures to make better optical treatment decisions in the emergency department.

All the money will be spent at the Castlegar Health Centre and Talarico Place.

The drive isn’t done yet, however. If you can find it in your means to donate, please visit www.castlegarhospitalfoundation.org, send in a cheque by mail, or call 250-304-1209 and ask for Stefanie Zaytsoff.

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Corporate, organizational and individual donors raises 3/4 of the hospital’s $30,000 in the first day of the campaign (Photo: John Boivin)

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