Unsung heroes event helps share ‘Tales of Hope’

By Lindsay Advocate

The Ross Memorial Hospital Foundation is grateful for the generosity of those who attended the unsung heroes event at St. Paul’s Anglican Church last month in a ‘Tales of Hope’ holiday appeal.

Last month, a special remembrance event was held at the church and shone a light on the contributions of local Nursing Sisters during the First World War. A collection was held and $728.40 was raised.

The unsung heroes event shared the stories of these brave young women, some of whom completed their nursing training at the Ross Memorial Hospital.

To date, donations have reached $110,430 — 64 per cent of the foundation’s fundraising goal of $170,000.

The donation is to help with the hospital’s need to purchase a 3D mammography unit.

This week, Reverend Warren Leibovitch and Ray Marshall (pictured) of the St. Paul’s Anglican Church visited Ross Memorial Hospital to view ‘Their Votes Counted,’ an exhibition created by the Victoria County Historical Society to highlight the First World War nurses who were the first Canadian women to vote in a federal election.

They were thanked for their donation to the holiday appeal by Tracy Mann (pictured), quality and clinical coordinator in the diagnostic imaging department.

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