April 9, 2018 –Interlake-Eastern Health Foundation, in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Selkirk, recently celebrated the donation of $4,000 in support of “Project Echo.”
Bonnie Peloski, wellness coordinator with the Interlake-Eastern RHA, is happy to be able to be a part of the health authority’s employee-led $5 Club, in which employees annually donate $5.00 from every pay cheque towards community health causes of their choice. She says iProject Echo offers a very satisfying way for employees to give back to health care in our region.
“I believe the contribution towards the new echocardiogram is very important. It will be an invaluable tool to help residents in our region and surrounding areas; cutting down on wait times and proving to them that their health is very important to us. I love being part of the $5.00 Club because the contributions are so important and reach people that may not have had a chance to have something so great!”
Pamela McCallum, executive director of the Interlake-Eastern Health Foundation, said the Project Echo campaign was started by the Rotary Club of Selkirk has been strong.
“It’s truly remarkable to see this amount of funding come from staff in our community. Thank you to the $5 Club for their phenomenal efforts” said McCallum.
Project Echo will allow SHRC to purchase echocardiography technology, a painless test that uses sound waves to create moving pictures of the heart. This imagery shows the size and shape of a patient’s heart as well as the functioning of the heart’s chambers and valves. The addition of this service in Interlake-Eastern will lessen wait times and reduce the need for travel.
At a dinner celebrating these generous donations yesterday evening, Gail Halliwell, of the Selkirk Rotary Club, expressed gratitude to the $5 Club.
“Selkirk Rotarians are once again impressed with the generousity of our community. The $5 Club represents donations from Interlake-Eastern RHA staff totalling $4000, an impressive amount by any standard,” Halliwell said.
Photo L to R: Lee Hanson (Rotary Club of Selkirk), Bonnie Peloski (IERHA staff / $5 Club member), Pamela McCallum (executive director of the Interlake-Eastern Health Foundation), and Gayle Halliwell (Rotary Club of Selkirk).