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Lougheed Family Foundation donates $50,000 to HSN COVID-19 support fund

The COVID-19 Support Fund will support the purchase of vital equipment needed on the front line
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The Lougheed Family Foundation donated $50,000 to the Health Sciences North COVID-19 Support Fund that will be used to purchase vital equipment needed for patient care on the front line during this unprecedented time. (Supplied)

The Lougheed Family Foundation donated $50,000 to the Health Sciences North COVID-19 Support Fund that will be used to purchase vital equipment needed for patient care on the front line during this unprecedented time.

In addition to supporting the hospital’s equipment needs, the Lougheed family wanted to thank and recognize the HSN heroes working tirelessly on the front line. On April 23, the Lougheeds offered staff free coffee and donuts from Tim Horton’s at the Ramsey Lake Health Centre. 

The response from staff was overwhelmingly positive and they greatly appreciated the recognition.

“We strongly believe in the hard work and dedication of front-line workers during this difficult time, specifically in caring for those in need of intensive care within our community,” said Gerry Lougheed Jr. 

“On behalf of the Lougheed Family Foundation, we would like to extend our most gracious appreciation to those working on the front line at Health Sciences North. We are proud to contribute funds to help support our community during this pandemic," said Geoffrey Lougheed.

The President and Chief Development Officer Foundations and Volunteer Groups at HSN, Anthony Keating expressed his gratitude for the generosity of the Lougheed family.

“The outpouring of support for staff has been heartwarming and we are extremely grateful to receive this donation from the Lougheed family,” said Keating.

“This donation will help us transform the way we deliver care during these difficult times. The generosity of community leaders such as the Lougheed family is truly making a difference in the lives of Sudburians. We appreciate their support and long-time commitment to the health of our community, especially during this challenging time.”

The COVID-19 Support Fund will support the purchase of vital equipment needed on the front line to provide quality patient care, as well as necessities that will bring comfort to our most vulnerable populations during their stay at HSN.

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