Lafarge Eastern donates $50,000 to MHC fundraising campaign

SUDBURY—Lafarge Canada Inc. (Eastern Canada) announced a contribution of $50,000 to the Manitoulin Health Centre (MHC) in support of their capital fundraising campaign on Tuesday. Lafarge was joined by leaders from the MHC and fundraising special event chairman Jeff Wallace of Fisher Wavy to celebrate the conclusion of a highly successful three-year fundraising campaign. Lafarge’s contribution will go towards the purchase of the diagnostic imaging equipment desperately needed at the MHC two hospital sites on Manitoulin Island.

“Lafarge is committed to building better cities and communities. Being an active partner where we live, work, and raise our families is an important part of our values,” said Bob Cartmel, president and chief executive officer of Lafarge Eastern Canada. “We are thrilled to be joining the Manitoulin Health Centre’s celebrations today and make a difference in the health services that the community will receive, including many Lafarge employees and their families living in the region.”

Over the last three years the MHC fundraising campaign received an overwhelmingly positive response from residents and businesses in the region. Individuals, municipalities, First Nations communities, the hospital’s two auxiliaries, organizations, small businesses, large corporations, and more responded to the call and helped raise more than $1 million, going above and beyond the original fundraising target of $650,000.

“Manitoulin Health Centre gratefully acknowledges this significant contribution from Lafarge Eastern Canada. Lafarge is an important partner in our Northern Ontario community and we are delighted to have their support for our cause,” said Derek Graham, MHC president and CEO. “Thanks to the incredible generosity of contributors like Lafarge, we will be able to purchase new x-ray and ultrasound units, plus additional equipment for our radiology team such as enhanced software, a new bone densitometry unit and more.”