A New 3D Mammography Unit Is On Its Way for QCH!

Thanks to the amazing support of our community, we are at 94% of our $800,000 fundraising goal for the Queensway Carleton Hospital Mammography Campaign.

A recent $100,000 gift from the CURE Foundation has brought us that much closer to purchasing a new 3D mammography machine that will allow for more accurate breast cancer screenings, earlier diagnosis, and ultimately more lives saved!

As a national foundation, The CURE Foundation provides funding for basic and clinical research for breast cancer, to improve the outcome for those affected. They strive to raise breast cancer awareness among Canadians and help explore all possible avenues in the fight against breast cancer, to ensure no lives are lost due to a lack of funding.

It seemed only fitting that Queensway Carleton Hospital and The CURE Foundation partner together to support the Mammography Campaign, and that is exactly what happened. Early last November, Executive Director, Robyn Dalton offered us an early Christmas gift by confirming the foundation’s support; we could not have been more thrilled.

“With this extraordinary support, we will be able to help meet the increasing demand from the community for mammograms, and with this new unit, we will be able to detect smaller tumors earlier thereby significantly improving the outcomes for those affected by breast cancer.” Judith Scott, Interim President & CEO, Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation.

We look forward to welcoming The CURE Foundation this February for a hospital tour, an opportunity to meet foundation and hospital staff, and to thank them in person for their generous gift.

We are so grateful to everyone who has championed our Mammography Campaign. Thanks to you we will be able to better serve the 7,500 people+ who turn to us each year for vital breast cancer screening.