The proceeds from this year’s event will be going to three amazing organizations in the global community! We will be featuring each of these organizations leading up to the event to shed light on the important work they are doing and how your support can help further their efforts.
The Northern Lights Health Foundation gives back to the local community here in Alberta, in the Fort McMurray region. They help raise funds to provide excellent health care in that region. After the devastating wildfires in Fort McMurray, more support is needed to help rebuild lives of those in the region.
What inspired the Northern Lights Foundation to be formed?
Only basic health care needs of our region were met by funding. Philanthropists wanted a way to improve health care in our region. The Health Foundation was formed to stream donor dollars through to fund medical equipment for the Northern Lights Regional Health Centre, health care programs and services in our region, above and beyond what is funded by the government.
What difference is the Northern Lights Foundation making in the global community?
Our organization funds medical equipment for the Northern Lights Regional Health Centre, health care programs and services in our region, above and beyond what is provided by government funding. This often means surgeries and processes that our residents would otherwise have to travel out of town for, disrupting their work and family life.
How will funds raised from the Rich Man, Poor Man dinner help further your efforts?
We’ll be able to further our impact on improving health care in Wood Buffalo, which includes the Fort McMurray region.