Funding will be used to purchase diagnostic imaging equipment
SUDBURY, ON, Jan. 22, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Lafarge Canada Inc. (Eastern
Canada) today announced a contribution of $50,000 to the Manitoulin
Health Centre in support of their capital fundraising campaign. Lafarge
was joined today by leaders from the Manitoulin Health Centre and
fundraising special event chairman Jeff Wallace of Fisher Wavy to
celebrate the conclusion of a highly successful 3-year fundraising
campaign. Lafarge's contribution will go towards the purchase of the
diagnostic imaging equipment desperately needed at its 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 & CEO,
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 Manitoulin Health Centre 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, President & CEO,
Manitoulin Health Centre. "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."
About Lafarge Canada Inc.
Lafarge Canada Inc. (LCI) is the largest diversified supplier of
construction materials in Canada. LCI has two main operating units,
Western Canada and Eastern Canada. Today, LCI in Eastern Canada has
more than 2200 employees and 161 industrial sites in 4 provinces
(Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia). LCI is active in
environmental education and sustainability partnerships in Eastern
Canada including "Wildlife at Work" with the Wildlife Habitat
Council, "Species at Risk" with the Province of Ontario and numerous
initiatives with local stakeholders.
SOURCE: Lafarge Canada Inc.