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Health foundation hails Spring Fling 2022 a huge success

The Northern Lights Health Foundation said Spring Fling 2022, presented by Syncrude, raised $360,000 for local healthcare initiatives. Image supplied by the Northern Lights Health Foundation.

It’s another record breaking achievement for the Northern Lights Health Foundation (NLHF).

The 35th annual Spring Fling 2022, presented by Syncrude, raised $360,000 (net) for local healthcare initiatives and new projects.

Cindy Amerongen, NLHF Executive Director, called the event held on May 28, a “huge success”, breaking all previous fundraising records.

“Spring Fling is the Health Foundation’s opportunity to showcase completed, current, and future projects funded by sponsors and donors. Through speakers and videos, the Foundation showed how donor generosity has led to major systems improvements at the hospital, in patient care and safety, in increased access to services, and in ensuring the facility has leading edge surgery, medication management, and patient spaces.”

Funds raised from Spring Fling will support upcoming projects in Children’s mental health, Seniors’ Care, Continuing Care, Home Care, and Indigenous Health.

Coming Attractions

Spring Fling 2022, presented by Syncrude, featured current and future healthcare services, tech, and local projects.

Among them included the popular ‘Big Blue’ double-rider tandem bicycle.

Funded through a grant from our Royal Canadian Legion Branch 165, the bike will support Seniors’ health and reduce pain from muscle loss.

The Tuccaro Group ‘Floating OR’, which is being installed in the operating rooms of the Northern Lights Regional Health Centre, was also of interest to guests attending the event.

Plans for the construction of two Children’s mental health spaces are in the works.

The Sentopia Centre, presented by Syncrude, and the Synergy Hub presented by CNOOC International received more than $100,000 in donations and supports.

Games, photo booths, and live auctions held throughout the evening helped raise additional funds, including $81,000 for the Walk The Orange Path Truth and Reconciliation Workshop.

The donation of the workshop by the Athabasca Tribal Council raised $24,500.

Amerongen called healthcare a collaborative effort, and it takes everyone to support each other to create healthy lives.

“We can’t begin to adequately thank the sponsors, service providers, and volunteers who helped bring this event together. Collectively, we are stronger, more innovative, more responsive, and more able to support our local healthcare teams to do the tough and compassionate work they do every day.”

She added the NLHF will post images and videos of Spring Fling on its social media pages.

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