“We are very pleased to announce that CIBC has come forward with a donation of $5,000 for the digital mammography equipment The Health Foundation is raising money for. This new equipment is also necessary to continue the breast cancer screening program at the Yorkton Regional Hospital,” said Ross Fisher, Executive Director of The Health Foundation. “Our goal is to have these funds raised by end of summer so the equipment can be ordered and in place later this fall.”
“CIBC has long been involved in initiatives to raise funds for research into breast cancer and to assist with screening programs. I think many people would be familiar with initiatives like CIBC’s Run for the Cure” said Candace Tendler, Branch Manager for CIBC Yorkton. “When Ross approached us about making a contribution to help purchase this equipment it was an easy decision for CIBC as this program fits right into our core values. We like to give back into the community, and we support programs that have a direct and positive effect on people and the community.”
The breast screening program in Yorkton is busy, averaging over 5,000 women annually. At present, the only proven method of reducing breast cancer deaths is early detection. That is why breast screening is conducted. The new digital mammography equipment will be an upgrade over our current equipment and provide the best diagnosis available.