Clinic calling on the community 0
Agassiz Medical Centre community board members Henry Penner, Brian Minaker and Myrna Mayor launch the Donate 10 and Tell a Friend campaign to raise money for clinic equipment.
By Steven Sukkau
Agassiz Medical Centre is looking for the community's help to purchase more equipment and furnishings for the community owned clinic.
The Agassiz Community Board recently launched the Donate $10 and Tell a Friend campaign to furnish the centre with essential items like medical equipment and technology to provide the best care for patients.
Simply donate and let a friend know about the important cause.
"By supporting our community clinic, our area benefits by having an equipped medical facility to provide health care," said Agassiz administrative co-ordinator Lawanda Friesen.
"It also is an advantage for the recruitment and retention of future physicians to our area."
Friesen explained they were looking for a unique fundraiser idea - one that would offer an affordable way to pitch in.
"Individually, each of us may be unable to afford to make a substantial donation," Friesen said. "However, when we join forces with others we can make a remarkable difference."
The community board is responsible to provide all of the equipment (medical and computer) and furnishings within the entire clinic.
Because the community board purchases the equipment and furnishings, the community owns it.
The community board is a registered charity and receives donations.
To donate, write a cheque to Agassiz Medical Centre Community Board, 130-30 Stephen Street Morden, MB R6M 2G3, drop off your donation personally at Agassiz Medical Centre or donate online at agassizmedicalcentre.com.