The Checkup - Winter 2015/2016 - Page 3

WWW.NORTHERNLIGHTSHEALTHFOUNDATION.CA/DONATE Ewashko family honoured with philanthropy award This past November, Bev and Howie Ewashko (far left) attended the National Philanthropy Day Awards in Edmonton where their family was recognized for their generosity to the Wood Buffalo region. This past November, the Northern Lights Health The result was a $3.5 million capital campaign, which Foundation proudly recognized Beverly, Howie, Kim led to the funding of a new MRI machine for the and Craig Ewashko with a National Philanthropy Day Northern Lights Regional Health Centre. As part of the Award from the Association of Fundraising campaign, the Ewashko family made a substantial Professionals in Edmonton. personal gift. In 1966, Bev and her late husband Roy arrived in Fort The addition of the MRI to the Health Centre in 2005 McMurray and established Northland Forest Products has improved access to this critical service in our Ltd. in 1971. Since then, the family has experienced community - keeping people closer to their support significant business success and contributed to many networks and to their home. worthy causes throughout the region. Since then, the Ewashko Family has continued In 1999, when Roy was diagnosed with a brain supporting the Health Foundation by contributing their tumour, they found themselves having to travel to time, talent and resources in support of health care Edmonton regularly for MRI scans, since they were in our community. The Health Foundation thanks and unavailable in Fort McMurray at the time. recognizes the Ewashko family for their continued commitment to the Wood Buffalo region. Following Roy’s passing in 2004, the Ewashkos approached the Health Foundation, wanting to bring lifesaving MRI services to the Wood Buffalo region.