A new BioMAT 2 Class II safety cabinet is to be purchased by a foundation supporting a local hospital in Canada, after a fundraiser in memory of a local resident raised thousands of dollars.
The event, which saw a golf tournament being held in honour of a popular community farmer, attracted nearly 120 amateur golfers. There were a further 40 guests for the dinner in the evening too, all helping to raise the essential cash for battling cancer.
It was some day too, started in fantastic fashion with a shotgun right on midday. Other than the golfing prizes, a banquet, live and silent auctions and various presentations helped contribute to the pot.
The money has been raised for the Winchester and District Memorial Hospital Foundation (WDHF), which said:
“The [bio-safety] cabinet is an important part of our cancer care program.
-It is an enclosed, ventilated workspace used to mix chemotherapy medication. There is a need to protect staff, the drugs, and the environment from exposure to biohazards and cross contamination during this preparation.
-The new BSC is designed to meet specific needs of the workplace and provide the widest margin of safety and protection under demanding conditions.”
It shows just how vital these machines are in every place in the world, in every facet of human life, whilst the effort put in on the day impressed WDMHF fund development associate Chelsea McIntyre, who said:
-The overwhelming community response, including players, sponsors and volunteers meant that the group was able to raise a lot of money towards a new Bio Safety cabinet at [the hospital].”
She went on to say that support from the local community is wonderful to see.