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For Immediate Release
Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015


Health Foundation celebrates 30 years of impact
in Wood Buffalo

Fort McMurray, Alberta – The Northern Lights Health Foundation has turned 30 years old! They recently celebrated the occasion by hosting a Stakeholder Reception entitled, Sharing our Story: Celebrating 30 Years of Impact. Guests gathered to reminisce over their personal connections to health care and enjoyed speakers, refreshments and live entertainment from Dan Gillies. Guests were also invited to view the Health Foundation’s new donor wall and in-memorial/tribute donor wall.

“This reception is an opportunity to gather with our stakeholders and express our gratitude for their support of health care in our community,” said Paul Taylor, Board Chair of the Health Foundation. “The generous support received by the Health Foundation from our many supporters helps ensure we can improve the lives of hundreds of thousands of people living in our community every day.”

The Health Foundation’s story began in 1985, when it was established as the lead health care fundraising body in the Wood Buffalo region. Since its inception, the Health Foundation has funded countless pieces of medical equipment, critical services and vital programs benefiting those living and working in our region.

“On behalf of the Health Foundation Board and Staff, we thank our community for your ongoing and generous support of health care in our region. It’s because of you that the Health Foundation has funded many enhancements to local health care over the years,” said Susanne Chaffey, Executive Director of the Health Foundation. “We’re very proud to serve this great community and we look forward to continuing to work together for years to come.”

The Health Foundation has experienced exceptional growth over its 30 years and has invested over $11 million into community health care in the last six years alone. With the generous support of our region, the Health Foundation has seen many notable accomplishments including but not limited to, bringing new health care services to our region through funding CT Scanners and an MRI machine, as well as renovating the operating suites of the Northern Lights Regional Health Centre.

About the Northern Lights Health Foundation
Established in 1985, the Northern Lights Health Foundation exists to provide funds to support health care priorities within the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. For more information, visit 


For more information, please contact:
Amelia Schofield
Stakeholder Relations Officer
Northern Lights Health Foundation
Tel: 780-788-1324 Email:

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