The Checkup Summer 2019 Summer 2019 Newsletter - Page 3

Spring Fling 2019 Celebrates Great Health In Style! We’d like to offer our heartfelt thank you to all of the sponsors, donors and guests who made Spring Fling 2019 a huge success! Springtime in Paris presented by Syncrude was a beautiful event featuring a chef-inspired French cuisine buffet dinner, live entertainment, live and silent auctions, raffles, DJ, dance and fundraising featuring celebrity doctors and a custom-built life-size Operation Game and raised $155,000 (net) for healthcare. Spring Fling is the Health Foundation’s opportunity to have stage presence and share the value and impact of our fundraising efforts. It offers us a public venue to celebrate healthcare successes and acknowledge a community of supporters who are helping create the vision of a healthy Wood Buffalo region. This year we were able to announce the completion of the Gratitude Campaign, exactly three years after its launch at Spring Fling 2016! A twist to the event this year was the introduction of the Operation Game! Celebrity doctors representing the local media were confident that they had the skills and nerve required to successfully remove the wishbone, bread basket, butterflies in the stomach and other tricky body parts. Led by the winning example of Doreen Cole, Managing Director of Syncrude Canada who made broken heart surgery look easy, the doctors tried their luck. A chorus of beeps and buzzers and groans filled the air. Guests got in on the action by supporting their celebrity doctor through charitable donations to aid the purchase of a much needed Jackson Spinal Top Surgical Table. The Jackson Table costs over $150,000 and the Foundation has been actively seeking donor support for the purchase. Late last year several donors were contacted by the Foundation and many, many of them responded with donations. The Operation Game proved to be a great success and added over $30,000 towards the purchase of the table. The Jackson Spinal Top Surgical Table is now on order and should be installed for surgeries this fall. We hope that you will join us at our next Spring Fling which will feature a Roaring 1920s theme. The 1920’s were called the Roaring ‘20s for good reason - new technologies like the automobile, household appliances, and other mass-produced products led to a vibrant consumer culture stimulating economic growth. Let’s ROAR again on March 21, 2020! THE NORTHERN LIGHTS HEALTH FOUNDATION 3