Spirit Day raises more than $60,000

Thursday’s Spirit Day was success surpassing the Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation’s fundraising goal of $60,000 with a final total of $62,096.

As part of an overall campaign to fund four ECHO ultrasounds with 4D capabilities for better detection, diagnosis, and treatment for cardiac related illnesses the money raised will go a long way to reaching that goal. The foundation is still accepting donations.

“It is so rewarding to see our community and surrounding area support equipment that is so badly needed for the north,” said Judy Neiser CEO for Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation. “Any time we can fund state of the art equipment that will allow enhanced services to patients in the north, it is a win-win for everyone.”

Dr. Haidar Hadi, cardiologist and physician lead on this campaign has been passionate in his requirements to tend to the needs of his patients since he arrived in Prince George over eight years ago.

“Physicians look at equipment and services available when they are choosing where they want to work,” he said “having this state of the art equipment will help attract and retain specialists as well as serve to reduce patient waitlists which are currently up to 6 months.”

Anyone still wishing to give to this campaign is invited to drop by our office in the Atrium at UHNBC, contribute online at www.spiritofthenorth.ca or mail in their donation to 1475 Edmonton Street, Prince George, BC V2M 1S2. Please contact us at (250) 565-2515 for more information on how you can support better health outcomes for patients in the north.