Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 5:30 pm
Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre
19428 Highway 2
Amherst, Nova Scotia
Friends and family, please join us for animated lights, music, singing, children’s activities, refreshments and a special visit by Mr. and Mrs. Claus!
Purchase your Light the Way ornaments online! Visit our shop.
Light the Way is the most important fundraising event for the Foundation’s Equipment Fund. With your support we will be able to continue providing new and replacement equipment so it will be here when you need it most. Your donation to Light the Way is important to current and future patients and their families.
This is the 19th holiday season that will see us Light the Way! Throughout November and December, you may make a donation and dedicate it in memory, or in honour, of someone special to you. You may prefer to make a donation 'just because.'
All proceeds from this year’s Light the Way campaign will assist the Foundation in purchasing much-needed equipment for the CRHCC. Each piece replaces and updates equipment currently in use but that is getting closer to the end of its serviceable life. The total value of these much needed items is $98,168.
For patients undergoing cataract surgeries and other ophthalmological treatments having a comfortable, fully adjustable chair for their procedure allows the surgeon to choose optimal positioning from horizontal to upright to achieve the best possible outcomes. This combination Eye Stretcher/Chair allows for surgery and recovery without having to move the patient from one place to another. Cost: $11,000
For our families expecting babies, having the best tools available in the maternity unit is important to ensure that the pregnancy is progressing as it should. In the labour and delivery setting, ultrasound is used to visualize fetal position, evaluate amniotic fluid, visualize placenta location, evaluate fetal cardiac activity, and assess fetal progression. At the CRHCC we have one Visualization Ultrasound that is used extensively in the emergency department and is only intermittently available for use by our Obstetrics team. With more than 200 babies born here each year it’s important that the maternity unit have an ultrasound that is available to them at all times. Cost: $87,168
The CRHCC prides itself in offering the highest level of care for our patients and in providing our medical staff the best tools possible for their work. By keeping current with equipment and technology we attract top level physicians and technologists to our facility which in turn benefits those requiring our services. All donations for Light the Way are greatly appreciated. Donations of $5 or more are tax deductible and all eligible gifts made on or before December 31st will receive a 2016 income tax receipt.