Northeastern Ontario branches of the Royal Canadian Legion pooled their funds for a $21,350 donation to the Northern Cancer Foundation at their annual District H meeting held in Sturgeon Falls.
The District H Legions have chosen to raise funds for CT Scanner Suite technology upgrades in support the new Lung Cancer Screening for People at High Risk Program. This program is one of only three in Ontario and is expected to cost $500,000. Over the last several years, the Legions have donated $645,000 to the Northeast Cancer Centre’s Brachytherapy Program.
“We’re so thankful for the continual funding from the District H Legions, they’re such an incredible group,” says Tannys Laughren, Executive Director of the NCF, “Their support is making such a big difference for people living with cancer in northeastern Ontario. It’s truly humbling.”
The Northern Cancer Foundation would like to extend its thanks to the following Royal Canadian Legion Branches for their generosity: Branch 23 in North Bay, Branch 76 in Minnow Lake, Branch 503 in Levack, Branch 514 in Gore Bay, Branch 553 in Chelmsford, Branch 639 in Restoule, Branch 336 in Falconbridge, Branch 254 in Mattawa, Branch 405 in Burks Falls, Branch 390 in South River, Branch 591 in Britt, Branch 25 in Sault Ste. Marie, Branch 415 in Port Loring, Branch 394 in Dunchurch, Branch 374 in Richards Landing and Branch 432 in Massey.