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Over $40,000 raised for Lakeshore General Hospital Oncology Department at inaugural Dragon Boat Race

The Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation’s inaugural Dragon Boat Race took place on August 27 in Lachine and raised over $40,000 for the hospital’s oncology clinic.

PHOTO: The Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation

Lisa-Marie Fitzwilliam, assistant head nurse of Lakeshore’s Oncology Department, participated in the event. “We see these patients day-in and day-out. Sometimes they spend entire days or entire weeks with us. To welcome them into an environment that can be adapted to make their experience slightly easier is our goal. We strive to improve the quality of that experience that’s already difficult on our patients and their families.”

Founded in 1964, the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation is dedicated to supporting the enhancement of patient care at the Lakeshore General Hospital. The Foundation funds programs and projects to advance patient care and research, including acquiring state-of-the-art medical equipment, supporting significant upgrading of the hospital facilities, and assisting in supporting programs and specialized training for the professional staff.

Nathalie Kamel, Managing Director of the Foundation, is thrilled by the success of this inaugural event:
“Over $40,000 raised for a first-time event is very exciting. It shows us that people want to support their local hospital and that participants enjoy competing in a physical activity. The team-building and camaraderie we witnessed were inspirational, and we look forward to growing this event next year.”

SOURCE: Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation

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