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Legion drops a $10,000 donation on hospital

Funds raised by Poppy Campaign donated to support patient care at Timmins and Area District Hospital - Branch 88 becomes affiliate donor
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2017-05-17 TADH Legion donation
Presenting the $10,000 cheque on behalf of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 88 were Eugene St-Jean, secretary-treasurer; Johnita Zadworny, past executive member; and Bill Pigeon, president. Accepting the generous donation on behalf of the Timmins and District Hospital was Janna Burke, Foundation executive director. Photo provided

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TIMMINS AND DISTRICT HOSPITAL FOUNDATION

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Representatives from the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 88 attended Timmins and Area District Hospital Wednesday morning to make a generous donation from the 2016 Poppy Campaign proceeds.

Presenting the $10,000 cheque on behalf of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 88 were Johnita Zadworny, past executive member; Bill Pigeon, president; and Eugene St-Jean, secretary-treasurer. Accepting the donation on behalf of the hospital was Janna Burke, executive director, TADH Foundation.

“We are extremely grateful to the Royal Canadian Legion for their ongoing support of the Timmins and District Hospital Foundation since 1997,” stated Janna Burke, executive director, TADH Foundation. “We are very pleased to recognize the Royal Canadian Legion as new Affiliates in the Foundation’s Donor Recognition Program – a title for individuals/organizations who have cumulatively donated between $100,000 and $499,999,” added Burke.

“This generous donation brings the Legion 88’s cumulative total to $101,000! We are proud to support the Timmins and District Hospital Foundation,” stated Bill Pigeon, president, RCL Branch 88. “This organization assists our hospital in the purchase of new equipment which in turn helps provide us with services from which we all benefit and appreciate,” added Pigeon.

From the James Bay coast to Engleheart, from Hearst to Kirkland Lake, Timmins and District Hospital is the beating heart of a vast, beautiful and vibrant region. We hold the well-being of over 115,000 people in our hands… and they, in turn, hold our fate in theirs.

As the largest hospital in northeast Ontario, TADH is poised on the brink of a new era in healthcare for this region. To meet the growing and changing needs of the families we serve, the facilities and equipment of our hospital must be renewed. Not years from now, but now. Outdated, cramped, with an aging building and obsolete equipment, TADH is long past due for a revitalization that will enable us to take our District’s healthcare into the 21st Century.

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