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For Immediate Release
Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016

Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum
raises over $31,500 in support of local health care

Fort McMurray, Alberta – The Northern Lights Health Foundation is pleased to announce the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum’s (CIM) gift of $31,535 in support of health care in Wood Buffalo. $22,750 of the funds will support the purchase of a bronchoscope for the Respiratory Therapy Department of the Northern Lights Regional Health Centre. The remaining funds will support another area of greatest health care need. On Thursday, Sept. 15, the Health Foundation and the CIM will celebrate the gift with a cheque presentation at 11 a.m. at the Health Centre.

The bronchoscope is necessary for several procedures including a test called a bronchoscopy, which allows physicians to examine a patient’s airways. Physicians use this procedure to diagnose many lung-related conditions including various diseases, tumours, infections and chronic cough.

“We extend a heartfelt thanks to the CIM for their generous and ongoing support of health care in our region. Their support towards the health and wellness of our community is outstanding,” said Cindy Amerongen, Executive Director of the Health Foundation. “As our community heals from the trauma of the recent wildfires, our residents need quality care they can count on, right here at home. CIM’s gift towards a bronchoscope for Respiratory Therapy will make a tremendous difference in the lives of patients needing care for their lungs post-wildfire.”

“The CIM appreciated the work of our local hospital and everything they did during our crisis. We are proud to support their efforts during very tough times helping our community,” said David Wallace of the CIM.

Founded in 1898, the CIM is the leading not-for-profit technical society of professionals in the Canadian minerals, metals, materials and energy industries. The CIM has over 14,000 members and over 35 branches across Canada. They are a proud supporter of local health care, having donated over $45,500 to the Health Foundation since 2014.

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. The Health Foundation is proudly accredited under Imagine Canada’s Standards Program. For more information, visit


For more information, please contact:
Amelia Schofield
Marketing and Communications Officer
Northern Lights Health Foundation
Tel: 780-788-1324 Cell: 780-788-5247 Email:

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The CIM presents a cheque of over $31,500 to the Northern Lights Health Foundation in support of Respiratory Therapy and other areas of greatest health care need in Wood Buffalo.


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