Golf day raises $11,900 to ‘save the hooters’

Aug. 8 was a beautiful hot day for the Cut Knife Wildlife Federation’s ladies’ golf day.

This fundraising event, Wildlife Shooters are Aiming at Preserving the Hooters, was in support of Battlefords Union Hospital Foundation’s 2018-19 capital campaign “We want to … Catch it! ... Stop it! ... Treat it!” to purchase a new mammography unit for the Medical Imaging Department at BUH.

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Gary Loranger, president of the Cut Knife Wildlife Federation noted, “This event has been held by different organizers in the past. The Cut Knife Wildlife Federation was very pleased to have taken it over this year, in support of such an important cause. It is a good thing to keep our fundraising efforts local.”

“This event could not have been accomplished without the support through donations and sponsorship from local businesses and individuals, as well as the participants of the golf day. We could not have been so successful without the help of our volunteers, including Mia Fairley and Twila Loranger, and all their time and effort. This is our first event and we hope to continue it annually.”

Claudette McGuire, executive director of BUH Foundation said, “We are very grateful to the wildlife federation, donors and sponsors and especially all the ladies of the golf day. You are an enthusiastic and generous group and we thank you. This donation towards our capital campaign is an excellent start to get the ball rolling.”

Every year there are more 2,000 mammograms completed in Medical Imaging at BUH. Mammography is a specific type of breast imaging that uses low-dose radiation to detect breast cancer early – before men and women experience symptoms — when it is most treatable. The current unit is more than 10 years old and needs to be replaced, according to the foundation.


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