The Northern Cancer Foundation is very excited to announce that the Sam Bruno P.E.T. Scan Fund has reached its fundraising goal for the PET Scan.
The Northern Cancer Foundation has received two anonymous donations of $500,000 each, for a total of $1 Million, in support of the Sam Bruno P.E.T. Scan Fund.
“The Sam Bruno P.E.T. Scan Fund has been among the most visible campaign projects the Northern Cancer Foundation has been a part of. Today, these two very generous donations have made acquiring a P.E.T scanner a reality for Sudbury,” says Tannys Laughren, Executive Director of the Northern Cancer Foundation.
The final $1 million was achieved in collaboration with Patricia Mills from HSN’s Development Office. These two substantial donations will be going towards the Sam Bruno P.E.T. Scan Fund Committee’s goal of raising enough capital to purchase the Positron Emission Tomography scanner – an imaging machine used to diagnose and stage treatment for cancer as well as cardiac disease and neurological disorders.
In Ontario, the majority of P.E.T.Scanners are in Toronto and Ottawa – a long and costly trip for many already ill patients living in Northeastern Ontario.
The Northern Cancer Foundation will now work with the many groups, including the municipalities of Northeastern Ontario, to finalize all of the pledges.
There is a great deal of gratitude to the many groups that have contributed. Once the P.E.T. Scanner has been installed, there will be a formal recognition for all of those who have pledged to make Sam’s dream come true.
“Every gift matters, while these two large gifts are a vitally important component of the capital total, smaller gifts also have played a significant impact,” says Shayne Smith, Board Chair of the Northern Cancer Foundation. He adds, “This is a good example of our extraordinary community made up of extraordinary people in the North.”