Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Celebrating the Auxiliary's contribution to Women's Imaging Centre

On May 3, Rouge Valley Health System Foundation celebrated the Auxiliary to Rouge Valley Ajax and Pickering, for their contribution to the the Women's Imaging Centre at the hospital.

The Auxiliary's $1 million gift to the department helped make it possible, and volunteers were thrilled to see their contribution turned into reality.

In his speech, Gord Simmonds, Chair of the Vital Links Campaign, said, "Thank you to all the members of the Auxiliary who over the years have made this hospital great; who have raised their funds dollar by dollar by selling thousands of raffle tickets, thousands of cakes, and thousands of books; who have been a strong presence for our patients and visitors; who have been a continuing source of support for our staff.

"Your constant leadership and generosity for every campaign the Foundation undertakes is an inspiration for others to follow suit. On behalf of my fellow volunteers of the Vital Links campaign and Rouge Valley’s Foundation staff, I applaud every member of the Auxiliary, both past and present, for providing such an excellent example of good corporate citizenship. Your support is a testament to the faith and loyalty you have for this hospital and our community, and I think your long wait to see this redevelopment completed has been rewarded."

To see all of the photos from this special event, please vivit the Foundation's Flickr page,

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