Sunderland Lions make donation for new MRI

By Roderick Benns

Left to right are Erin Coons, Bryon Jewell, Tony Laundrie, Bill Clayton at RMH.

We serve. The Lions’ motto may only consist of two words, but the story they tell is long, with many happy chapters. Members of the Sunderland Lions Club have been living this vision since 1955, dedicated to making a difference in the lives of those in need locally and within the Lions’ international community.

Recognizing the importance of timely access to the best diagnostic imaging in the diagnosis and treatment of injury and disease, the Sunderland Lions Club generously chose to contribute to the Ross Memorial Hospital Foundation to help fund the community’s new MRI, according to a media release.

Sunderland Lions President Tony Laundrie and club members Bryon Jewell and Bill Clayton visited the Ross today to present the Club’s gift of $2,000 to RMH Foundation CEO Erin Coons.

“We’re so grateful to the Sunderland Lions Club for extending their support beyond Sunderland and Brock Township, and recognizing that the Ross is their hospital, too,” said Erin Coons. “We all want the best care close to home. With their generous donation, we are one step closer to bringing world class imaging to the Ross Memorial.” 

Magnetic Resonance Imaging helps physicians confidently diagnose disease and injury in the brain, spine, joints, breasts and organs. It’s a vital tool for detecting herniated or bulging disks, arthritic changes, and cancer. More than 500 patient exams are scanned at the Ross every month. The community’s MRI is now 11 years old and must be replaced; however, government funding doesn’t cover the $2.5 million cost.

For more information about the RMH Foundation appeal to fund the community’s MRI, or to make a donation, please visit

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