The Saugeen Memorial Hospital Auxiliary has stepped up to the plate to help raise funds for Grey Bruce Health Services, regional MRI campaign.
During the Auxiliary's monthly meeting in Southampton, a cheque for $16,000 was presented to the Foundation.
The Auxiliary has committed to raise $50,000 towards the campaign--a decision made by members of the Auxiliary, including its president Ann Veyvara.
Veyvara says with many of the members being former workers in the health field, or people who have used the MRI, the membership knows the importance of having such a facility nearby.
The new MRI, at a cost of 4.7-million-dollars, will be located at the Owen Sound Regional Hospital.
The chair of the Foundation Jim Barbour who was on hand for the cheque presentation, says the campaign goal for Saugeen Shores was $560,000 and that tally has been surpassed, now sitting at $581,000 and counting.
During the ceremony, Foundation Executive Director Tracy Murray presented auxiliary members with a plaque to recognize the generous support of the group towards the MRI goal.
Murray pointed out that according to the Southampton Hospital records, over the many years the Auxiliary has served the hospital, close to $600,000 has been donated by the group for the facility.