Spring Fling raises over $250,000 for Northern Lights Health Foundation

The Northern Lights Health Foundation is celebrating the success of its Spring Fling.

The foundation says they raised over a quarter of a million dollars at their annual gala. The money will go towards new projects from the Health Foundation.

During the event, the Foundation announced they have achieved their fundraising goal which allows them to begin construction of two new therapy spaces to support children’s mental health. The spaces will be named the Sentopia Centre presented by Syncrude, and the Synergy Hub presented by CNOOC International.

Another major announcement at the Fling was $500,000 in funding from Syncrude to support the Better Together Indigenous Health project launched last fall.

The goal of this project is to understand the current healthcare service demand and discover where improvements can be made to enhance service delivery for Indigenous patients.

The gala also revealed a new partnership with the Alberta Cancer Foundation to support local cancer treatment at the Fort McMurray Cancer Centre, and to support the replacement of the mobile breast cancer screening units which provide screening in 120 communities, including 26 Indigenous communities, throughout rural Alberta.

Guests who donated in support of these initiatives received a puzzle piece to help complete the giant puzzle.

“Spring Fling is such a delightful event and so well supported by sponsors and guests. It gives us the opportunity to showcase how donor contributions make a huge impact in supporting the innovative and compassionate work of local healthcare providers,” said Cindy Amerongen, Executive Director of NLHF.

“Thank you to everyone who sponsored, purchased tickets, made a donation, or volunteered to make this event special and successful.”

Spring Fling is the Health Foundation’s opportunity to showcase completed, current, and future projects funded by sponsors and donors.

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