Kawartha Credit Union helps local patients tell Tales of Hope

By Roderick Benns

From left to right: Veronica Nelson, Michelle Finley, Jenn Bianco, and Erin Coons.

The team at Kawartha Credit Union’s Lindsay branch is helping to turn breast cancer stories into Tales of Hope.

Michelle Finley, Kawartha Credit Union’s Lindsay branch manager, and Jenn Bianco, a member service representative, visited Ross Memorial Hospital to present a cheque for $1,003.45 to Erin Coons, executive director of the Ross Memorial Hospital Foundation.

“The Lindsay branch has been busy at work fundraising to support a local breast cancer foundation,” says Finley.

“In the month of October, we held a silent auction as well as donated proceeds from our ongoing book sale we hold in the branch,” she adds.

“We’re thrilled that these funds will help the Ross Memorial to buy a 3D mammography unit to better serve local patients.”

The Tales of Hope holiday appeal is being delivered to homes throughout the City of Kawartha Lakes to give everyone an opportunity to give to this important need.

Mammography is the most reliable way to detect breast cancer. Every day at the Ross, they screen approximately 30 women. 3D imaging, also called tomosynthesis, helps physicians to view the breast in thin sections. It helps to detect small cancers sooner and can pinpoint the exact size and location of a breast lesion.

“This gift from the Kawartha Credit Union puts us one step closer to our holiday fundraising goal of $170,000.00,” says Coons.

“Their team’s dedication to local healthcare is a gift to the entire community.”

They were joined by Veronica Nelson, who is a vice president at the hospital, and vice chair of the Kawartha Credit Union board of directors.

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