‘Red & White’ Gala generates over $82K for Winchester District Memorial Hospital Foundation

Foundation Managing Director Kristen Casselman tries out Crokinole, a quintessential Canadian game, at the WDMH Gala.

WINCHESTER — They’re celebrating Canada Day early at the Winchester District Memorial Hospital Foundation.

The final tally is in, and The Red & White Gala raised $82,485.70 to support patient care at WDMH.

“We can’t thank our local communities enough for supporting this year’s gala,” notes Kristen Casselman, Managing Director. “Everyone made a difference – our sponsors, our volunteers, all those who donated auction items and everyone who attended the event on June 3rd. I hope everyone had a great time as we really consider the guest experience when planning each gala.”

Funds raised will be directed to the WDMH Foundation Family Care Fund. “WDMH has been caring for families in our communities for decades and our new Family Care Fund recognizes that commitment. Donations to the Family Care Fund will be used where your gift is needed most – to buy new medical equipment, upgrade existing equipment and meet other urgent needs at WDMH,” explains Kristen.

The Family Care Fund is designed to simplify the giving process for donors, providing one main fund for donations. However, donors are still welcome to choose from any of our funds such as the General Equipment Fund or Cancer Care Fund.

“The Family Care Fund is just that – a fund to support families just like yours,” sums up Kristen. “We want to work with our donors to ensure compassionate, excellent health care. Thank you again to everyone who was part of The Red & White Gala.”

Planning for next year’s gala will begin in October. Anyone with ideas, or an interest in being on the planning committee, is encouraged to contact Kristen at 613.774.2422 ext. 6169 or kcasselman@wdmh.on.ca

The theme was red and white and everyone got into the spirit including these guests from Boom 101.9 and 104.5 Fresh Radio in Cornwall.


Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News


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