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The East Kootenay Foundation for Health’s (EKFH) “Beneath the Surface” campaign just got a significant boost with a $20,000 grant from the RDEK Electoral Area A Discretionary Grant in Aid account.

The campaign’s goal is to raise $300,000 to bring a brand new ultrasound service to the Elk Valley Hospital, including a state of the art ultrasound machine, renovations to the room, and all of the accessories to run the service.

“Currently residents of the Elk Valley have to travel to Cranbrook or Alberta to get an ultrasound done, and it goes without saying that having an at-home option will not only make it faster and more convenient for Elk Valley residents needing an ultrasound, it will also make it much safer, particularly during the winter months,” explains Electoral Area A Director Mike Sosnowski.

“Aside from contributing to such an important campaign in our community, I am excited to announce that this donation will also lead to a greater fundraising total as Teck has agreed to match up to $50,000 for all business and community donations made prior to September 30th, 2020.” The RDEK’s contribution will bring the community and business donations to the $50,000 mark.

Sosnowski was joined by members of his Electoral Area Advisory Commission; Joe Caravetta, Karen Alexander and Dan Savage, as he officially presented the EKFH’s Executive Director, Brenna Baker (center), with the grant.

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