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Four-wheel FUN-raiser is Defining Care for RMH patients

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July 5, 2018 - Members of the Kawartha ATV Association (KATVA) understand the importance of having a full-service hospital close to home. It’s for that reason that they’ve chose to donate the proceeds of their annual poker run to the Ross Memorial Hospital Foundation, to be directed to the Defining Care Spring Appeal for new X-ray equipment.

The event took place Saturday, June 2nd in Burnt River with 149 registered machines and riders.

KATVA is a community advocate for safe and responsible use of ATVs and trails by all users. Today, KATVA President Carolyn Richards, Board Member Jim LaPorte, Treasurer James McArthur, and volunteers Carolyn LaPorte, Dwayne Kish and Marjorie Kish presented a cheque for $10,000 to Erin Coons, RMHF Executive Director.

From broken bones to pneumonia, the X-ray department (General Radiography) performs 37,500 exams per year, helping patients with injuries and illnesses, 24/7.

“We’re honoured to be selected by the members of the Kawartha ATV Association to receive this generous gift, and we’re touched by their support for local patients,” said Erin Coons. “Their Association is a great example of like-minded people who turn their hobbies into heartfelt support for healthcare.”