Bluewater Health Foundation Gala. December 2018. (Photo by BWH Foundation)

‘Successful’ gala raises money to fight breast cancer

The sixth annual Bluewater Health Foundation Gala was the most successful to date.

Foundation Executive Director Kathy Alexander said the October event featuring Canadian humanitarian and journalist Amanda Lindhout raised $88,000.

“We are raising funds to purchase two new state-of-art mammography machines for Bluewater Health, and these are such instrumental pieces of equipment that help with the early diagnosis of breast cancer for women in Sarnia-Lambton,” said Alexander. “The equipment will allow us to provide scans to over 12,000 women every year.”

Alexander said so far, they’ve raised about 57 per cent of the $1.1 million goal.

She said the hospital’s two existing machines are about 12 years old and in need of replacing.

To donate to the campaign visit the foundation’s website.