Sudbury Credit Union has made a $250,000 donation to support the Northern Cancer Foundation’s Unlock the Potential MRI Campaign.
In a release to media, the credit union highlighted just how busy the MRI at Health Sciences North is, operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It is the only academic hospital of its size that operates on only one MRI, the credit union said, which means the average patient waits more than 84 days for a scan when the provincial average is 24 days.
Not only that, but having just the single MRI means the service isn’t flexible. Unexpected maintenance and servicing can force appoints that people have waited months for to be postponed.
The NCF’s Unlock the Potential is a joint fundraising campaign of the Northern Cancer Foundation, Health Sciences North Foundation and NEO Kids Foundation with the goal of raising $7 million to upgrade the existing MRI unit and purchase a new 3 Tesla MRI.
“As a 100-per-cent local financial institution, Sudbury Credit Union prides itself on supporting our community,” said Mimi Regimbal, CEO of Sudbury Credit Union. “This $250,000 donation is a continuation of that ongoing support, and of our vision to be committed to the well-being of our employees, our members and our community. We are proud to support the Unlock the Potential MRI Campaign because we know how important it is to improving healthcare in our community.”