Radiothon starts fund raising for new mammography equipment

The Health Foundation is raising funds for new state of the art digital mammography equipment for the regional hospital in Yorkton. This will be the first equipment of its kind in Saskatchewan, setting the new standard for the province. 

The new equipment will be a key step forward in breast cancer detection technology. It will save lives. It will detect cancers that the existing equipment cannot, and it will detect other cancers and lesions earlier than current mammography equipment. 

The purchase of this equipment is also necessary to continue the breast screening program in Yorkton, which serves all of east central Saskatchewan. The screening program is very busy, averaging over 5,000 women annually. 

The only proven method of reducing breast cancer deaths is early detection, which is why breast screening is conducted. 

There is tremendous public awareness regarding the issue of cancer generally and breast cancer specifically. For women, breast cancer is the most common non-skin cancer and the second leading cause of cancer related death. One in eight women will contract breast cancer in their lifetime. One in 27 women die from breast cancer. 

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A great start

The fund-raising campaign's first major event was the 13th annual GX94 and FOX FM Airwaves for Health Radiothon, which was a huge success raising $143,128.  

The annual radiothon was held April 29 and 30, with both radio stations broadcasting live from the Regional Hospital in Yorkton.  

Harvard Broadcasting covers all of the costs of the radiothon, so 100% of donations go toward buying medical equipment. 

Photo above: The Yorkton branch of the Registered  Psychiatric Nurses Association of Saskatchewan was among the donors to the radiothon.

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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.

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Win $1,000 a week for a year and help save lives

Every year proceeds of our Cash Lottery helps buy equipment for your regional hospital in Yorkton. This year the proceeds of the lottery will help buy new state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment for the breast screening program. 

This new equipment will improve the ability to detect cancer and is an important upgrade to diagnostic services in the region.

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This lottery has helped to buy a CT scanner, digital mammography equipment, echocardiogram, rehabilitation equipment for stroke and heart attack victims, equipment for the operating room, for the intensive care unit and for the lab.

Applications for healthcare staff education awards now being accepted

Healthcare staff in the region may apply for education awards twice a year. Applications are now being accepted for the Spring 2019 awards. Application deadline is May 1.

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Our events

Airwaves for Health


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.

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Charity Golf Classic


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. 

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Rhythm 'n Ribs


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.

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Road Race and Walk


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.

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The Gala


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

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Farming for Health


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. 

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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.

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