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November 2020

THE BROCKVILLE AND DISTRICT HOSPITAL FOUNDATION’S ANNUAL APPEAL GETS A $5,000 DONATION KICK START FROM

Thursday November 5, 2020: Local Brockville residents Terry and Claudia Seed (right) are pictured above presenting Joan Simon (left), Executive Director to the Brockville and District Hospital Foundation with a $5,000 cheque for the 2020 Annual Appeal.

When Terry and Claudia Seed were asked why they chose to donate to the Annual Appeal, their answer was a resounding, “Why not?” They also added that they have lived in Brockville since 1991 having moved from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec and they wanted to give back in support of Brockville General Hospital for the services that they use.

This year, the Foundation’s goal is to raise $140,000 to purchase a new Yttrium Aluminum Garnet (YAG) laser for Brockville General Hospital’s Ophthalmology Department. A YAG laser is used to provide treatments for a variety of eye diseases, such as glaucoma and cataracts.

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The Brockville and District Hospital Foundation Launches its Annual Appeal in support of Brockville General Hospital

Monday, November 2nd, 2020: The Brockville and District Hospital Foundation (BDHF) have announced that this year’s Annual Appeal will be raising $140,000 to purchase a new Yttrium Aluminum Garnet (YAG) laser for BGH’s Ophthalmology Department. A YAG laser is used to provide treatments for a variety of eye diseases, such as glaucoma and cataracts.

Annual Appeal Letters were mailed out to supporters of the hospital on Friday, October 30th in time for the Foundation’s Annual Appeal Kick-off on November 2nd. Donations can also be made by calling the Foundation’s direct line at (613) 345-4478, or by visiting the Foundation’s website at www.bdhfoundation.com.

The BDHF’s Executive Director, Joan Simon, noted, “The Foundation is very fortunate that this community has always been generous in its support to Brockville General Hospital, and I am certain that the community will be on board with donating to purchase new eye surgery equipment. Eyesight health is a great concern for many, and keeping this service close to home is an important factor as well.”

The Annual Appeal campaign runs until December 24th, 2020.

PHOTO CAPTION: Pictured (l-r): Joan Simon, Executive Director of the Brockville and District Hospital Foundation, and Marilies Retting, Board Chair of the Brockville and District Hospital Foundation check over the Annual Appeal Letters before they are mailed out.

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