The Fernie Fox Hotel has donated $5,000 to the East Kootenay Foundation for Health “Beneath the Surface” campaign. The “Beneath the Surface” campaign is a fundraising effort to purchase an ultrasound machine for the Elk Valley Hospital.

With Teck matching all donations up to $50,000 before Sept 30th, the Fernie Fox Hotel donation will be leveraged to help achieve the goal of raising $300,000 to purchase the ultrasound machine.

An ultrasound allows physicians to see inside a patient’s body and understand the nature of a patient’s symptoms. It provides vital information which can help guide treatment. Ultrasound technology is a critical cornerstone of medicine and patient care. The images captured provide physicians with a wealth of information, including the structure and composition of internal organs, tissues and vessels.

“Having an ultrasound machine at the Elk Valley Hospital will be a huge asset for all of the residents, up and down the Valley. Minimizing travel times and inclement weather travel risks for routine procedures will greatly increase the livability of our community,” say Marina and Jeremiah Pauw, owners of the Fernie Fox Hotel.

Want to contribute? The Fernie Mountain Bike Club is hosting a fun event to help raise funds for Beneath The Surface, see the details here.

More information about the Beneath the Surface campaign is available here.

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