RCL Branch #178 Poppy Fund Gives $20,000 to “Breath of Life” Fundraiser

BOWMANVILLE, Thursday, July 4, 2019 – Michael Richard, Poppy Chairman, Bowmanville Legion Branch #178 ~ Poppy Fund, presented Kirk Kemp, Chair of the Bowmanville Hospital Foundation’s We Care, We Can Campaign and the Foundation’s CEO, Frank Cerisano, with a cheque for $20,000. The funds were raised through the Branch’s annual Poppy Campaign and will be directed to the Foundation’s “Breath of Life” Fundraiser, which will go to support the purchase of three new ventilators for Bowmanville Hospital.

Mechanical ventilators are used when patients need assistance breathing. These complex machines can be adjusted to meet the needs of each patient. By supporting the “Breath of Life Fundraiser,” generous donors like Branch #178’s Poppy Fund are helping to save a life, one breath at a time.

The Bowmanville Hospital Foundation has been one of the Legion’s charities of choice for many years. The Branch recently supported the Foundation’s “Buy A Bed” fundraiser and “Back the Cat” campaign, which led to the purchase of a new CT Scanner for the Diagnostic Imaging Department at Bowmanville Hospital.

“Bowmanville Hospital plays a fundamental role in our community. We are proud to continue to support such an important cause,” said Mr. Richard. “Our volunteers dedicate many hours to canvas and deliver poppy boxes throughout Clarington. Thanks to their efforts and the generosity of our residents, we are thrilled to keep the funds right here in our community where they are so heavily needed.”

“The Foundation is extremely thankful to share a long-standing partnership with the members of Bowmanville Legion Branch #178 ~ Poppy Fund,” said Mr. Kemp. “Year-after-year, they rise to the challenge and continue to impact the delivery of care offered at Bowmanville Hospital. We are very grateful for their support and demonstrated commitment to accessing local health care in Clarington.”

For more information:
Andrea Russell
Bowmanville Hospital Foundation
(905) 623-3331 ext. 21884

About Bowmanville Hospital
Bowmanville Hospital is a fully accredited hospital, servicing the Municipality of Clarington. It is run by Lakeridge Health, part of the Central East Local Health Integration Network.

About Bowmanville Hospital Foundation
Bowmanville Hospital Foundation is a charitable organization that raises funds annually to fund equipment needs, facility enhancements, and other high priority needs for Bowmanville Hospital. For more information about Bowmanville Hospital Foundation, please visit www.bowHF.com.