Rob Goffinet, Michelle Wakita, Shoppers Drug Mart owner Mulugeta Woldetsadik, Bernie Whelan, Corinne Scott, Linda Thomson and Stephanie Mowatt.                                Photo Doug Thomson

Rob Goffinet, Michelle Wakita, Shoppers Drug Mart owner Mulugeta Woldetsadik, Bernie Whelan, Corinne Scott, Linda Thomson and Stephanie Mowatt. Photo Doug Thomson

Kitimat General Hospital receives two large donations

Rio Tinto’s $5,000 tops up colonoscope fund

The Kitimat General Hospital Foundation (KGHF) was the happy recipient of two generous donations recently.

The first was from Rio Tinto, to top up the fundraising required to purchase a colonoscope for the Kitimat General Hospital and Health Centre.

A cheque for $5,000 was presented by Rio Tinto representatives Conner Hodes (team lead Health and Industrial Hygiene, Amanda Martins (occupational health nurse) and Eve Normandin (communications and community advisor), to KGHF president Michelle Wakita, treasurer Corinne Scott, directors Rob Goffinet, Doug Thomson and Linda Thomson, and KGHF member Martha Flores.

“Rio Tinto has provided excellent support to the Kitimat General Hospital Foundation over the years and we certainly appreciate their generosity,” said Wakita.

The donation provided the final cash injection necessary to purchase a new colonoscope for the surgical team at Kitimat General Hospital.”

The second donation was from Kitimat Shoppers Drug Mart’s Growing Women’s Health Campaign, which made a generous donation of $3,144 to the Foundation to purchase a new Obstetrics and Gynecology examination table for the Kitimat General Hospital and Health Centre.