On the eve of Tele-Miracle 47, the Kinsmen Foundation of Saskatchewan is making one million dollars available for health foundations in Saskatchewan, to help pay for new equipment.
The pledge is possible because of the record setting 8 million dollars raised through the Tele-Miracle Telethon last year.
“Saskatchewan people are known for their generosity and last year, they came together to set an all-time TeleMiracle record,” says Kinsmen Foundation Chair Rob Bateman. “The impact of these donations means that the Kinsmen Foundation can make a special investment in new health care equipment across the province.”
Health Foundations will have until June 7th of this year to submit an application, with decisions coming a few weeks after that.
“Providing help to individuals and families who need mobility equipment, or medical travel assistance, remains our first priority – and that funding will continue to be there for the people that need it,” declares Bateman. “The Kinsmen Foundation has always provided funding to health care facilities and foundations for new and innovative medical equipment, or equipment that improves access to health care around the province.”
Tele-Miracle 47 is slated to run this weekend, starting Saturday night, and running until Sunday evening when the final total is announced.