A family from southwest Saskatchewan has made a donation to the Children’s Hospital Foundation that will help furnish equipment now and for when the new hospital opens up, and also help with research.
The McIntyre Family Foundation has donated $10-million to the Children’s Hospital of Saskatchewan.
Eldon McIntyre worked in the oil and gas industry.
President and CEO of the CHF, Brynn Boback-Lane, says McIntyre’s reason for giving to this cause is because his family was affected by illness when he was young, so he understands the need and wants to give back to his community.
Boback-Lane says hearing about the donation was overwhelming and quite humbling.
She says you never anticipate something of this magnitude, but at the same time, she stresses that you don’t have to donate big money to make a difference.
At a CHF event recently, McIntyre told the audience that the journey of the children including this year’s Champion Child, 9 year old Cohyn (cohen) Wells of Moose Jaw, is heroic and all he did is write a cheque.
The fundraising goal is $75-million, and now the CHF is within $25-million of that.
Boback-Lane adds that there are also ongoing efforts for equipment annually, specifically for children, and they donate about a million dollars each year to help with that.