Sean Burnett — WDMH nurse and lumberjack — presents $4,120 to hospital

Sean Burnett with his donation cheque and medal


Sean Burnett with his donation cheque and medal

WINCHESTER — Many may know Sean Burnett as a Registered Nurse and Team Leader at Winchester District Memorial Hospital, but he’s also a Lumberjack!  Throughout the month of May, Burnett participated in the Ottawa Race Weekend virtual event, raising funds for the WDMH Foundation and awareness about the impact of cancer. He completed 2K, 5K, 10K and 50K runs.

Recently, he presented a cheque for $4,120 to the WDMH Foundation and said he was grateful to everyone for their support: “I realize running a few kilometres and raising a few bucks is not going to cure cancer.  Maybe though it will buy a comfortable chair for someone to sit in while they receive their chemotherapy, maybe it will go towards a new x-ray machine that will help make faster more reliable diagnoses or maybe it will go towards providing education for nurses in palliative care so that they may provide comfort when it is needed most.”

“We knew Sean was up for the challenge and the results speak for themselves,” notes Cindy Ault Peters, Manager of Direct Mail and Events at the WDMH Foundation. “WDMH has an amazing team and Sean is one of the best. Thanks so much Sean – for all those runs on behalf of health care close to home!”

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