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Charity Road Race is a huge success raising $32,400

A total of 186 registered runners and walkers participated in the Charity Road Race on Sunday, August 19, raising $32,400. 


“This was another great year,” said Ross Fisher, Executive Director of the Health Foundation. “Perfect weather for a run or walk and we raised more money for medical equipment than we did last year.”


The top three fundraisers were: Geoff Propp, $10,565; Tracy Newton, $2,142; and Lil Morrison, $1,265. 

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Wasylina Lushney bequeathed over $400,000 to local causes

The Health Foundation received over $282,000

Wasylina Lushney, late of Yorkton, who formerly farmed with her husband Bill in the Wroxton area, passed away on October 26, 2018. Wasylina had been a very generous person with local charities during her life and she continued to show her compassion and how much she cared for others by making substantial bequests in her will. 


Wasylina had owned three quarter sections of land in the Wroxton area which after her passing were listed for sale and sold. Those funds were then dispersed to The Health Foundation of East Central Saskatchewan in Yorkton, the Kamsack Hospital and Eaglestone Lodge in Kamsack. 


“We are very grateful and thankful to receive a substantial bequest like this,” said Ross Fisher, Executive Director of The Health Foundation. “Wasylina Lushney was a very generous person while she was alive and made many generous contributions to help our work improving healthcare. We are very glad that she made a will that reflected her values, and that she continued to support the community and to help care for others even after she has passed.” 


“The Health Foundation was fortunate to receive $282,371. This is a very substantial donation and it will help us to purchase needed equipment in the Yorkton Regional Hospital,” said Mr. Fisher. “We are grateful to Wasylina for her generosity and to all of those individuals who remember to think of others and how they might make a difference in other lives by making a charitable bequest.”

More information

For information about leaving a bequest in your will, click here.


Above: a photo of Wasylina Lushney, who made the bequest, is held by Mary Schulman, left, and Linda Lushney, right, who are the executors of Wasylina’s estate. 

Recent news

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Rhythm n' Ribs raises $33,000 for digital mammography

“Our third annual Rhythm ‘n Ribs was a huge success, said Bruce Thurston, Chair of the organizing committee. “We had an amazing attendance and were fortunate to have two days of really good weather.”


“Rhythm ‘n Ribs seems to be very well received by the community, this was our third year and our attendance is strong and people appear to love the food; certainly the food vendors are happy. We made some changes to the music line-up and you could see the energy in the crowd in the evenings,” continued Mr. Thurston.  


“We were also able to raise a substantial amount of money that will be used to help The Health Foundation purchase new digital mammography equipment needed for the breast cancer screening program at the Yorkton Regional Hospital." 

Your support is necessary, and greatly appreciated

The Health Foundation greatly appreciates the support of individuals, businesses and organizations who make it possible for us to purchase critical equipment to improve healthcare throughout east-central Saskatchewan. Please consider making a donation today.

Our events

Airwaves for Health

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The 13th annual GX94 and FOX FM Airwaves for Health Radiothon will be held April 29 and 30. Harvard Broadcasting covers all of the costs of the radiothon, so 100% of donations go toward buying medical equipment.

Charity Golf Classic

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The annual Charity Golf Classic is held at Deer Park Golf Course in Yorkton in June. Golfers and sponsors raise money to buy medical equipment for facilities in the region. 

Rhythm 'n Ribs

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The third barbeque and music festival is held in late July at the Exhibition Grounds in Yorkton. It is a free and family-friendly event with something for everyone.

Road Race and Walk

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Whether you want to run 2k, 5k, 10k or 21k and compete against others, or walk 5k at your own pace, the Charity Road Race and Community Walk lets you compete and contribute in August.

The Gala

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The annual late-October gala, with a unique theme that changes every year, provides a social evening with dinner, dancing, and a silent auction.

Farming for Health

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Each spring local agri-businesses and people seed the crop, and harvest it in fall. The result is that Farming for Health has raised more than $1 million in its first five years. And still going strong. 

Improving healthcare in our region

The Health Foundation of East Central Saskatchewan, Inc. is a volunteer organization dedicated to being the leaders in continuously improving and expanding the quality of healthcare and medical services in east central Saskatchewan. 


Our mission is to work in partnership with donors, the community, healthcare providers and government to raise and invest funds in capital and educational initiatives that will enhance healthcare services for our health region. 


The Foundation is guided by a volunteer board, and operates independently from both the health region and government. It receives no money other than your much-appreciated donations.