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Teck brings A Clear View over the $700,000 markPosted: February 22, 2012

The A Clear View ~ digital mammography campaign received a huge boost last week thanks to many groups and individuals living in the Elk Valley.

Starting the drive to the next fundraising milestone was Teck in Sparwood whose corporate donation of $75,000 has taken the mammography campaign to over $700,000.

Nic Milligan, Manager Community & Aboriginal Affairs for Teck shares, “We are committed to community engagement and investment in the places where we live and work. We aim to develop open, honest and respectful relationships and partnerships with the communities in which we explore, construct and operate.  Bringing this leading edge technology to the East Kootenay Regional Hospital certainly will contribute to the betterment of health care in the East Kootenay.”

The $75,000 gift wasn’t the only contribution the mining, mineral processing and metallurgical company surprised EKFH with.   “We were pleased to make a large corporate contribution but when we heard about the local I’m a Breast Buddy event at the Fernie Ski Hill, we also decided to help the event organizer by providing support by producing pledge forms, posters and sponsoring the t-shirts,” explains Nic Milligan.

The support from the Elk Valley has been overwhelming this last week.  From East Kootenay Foundation for Health’s perspective there is no doubt that this show of support by many organizations and individuals living in the Elk Valley confirm they truly believe in regional health care as well as their own hospital.

Thank you Teck for making the drive for digital stereotactic mammography one step closer to reality.

Haven’t made a donation yet?  Whether it is big or small it all adds up… be a part of the picture, have A Clear View, donate today at

Above photo: Teck’s Nic Milligan, Manager Community & Aboriginal Affairs, Tammy Ogden, Community Liaison present a $75,000 cheque to EKFH Board Chair Linda Berukoff and Brian Clifford (second Vice Chair)

Tribute to a wife

When the A Clear View – digital mammography campaign was first launched there was no doubt in the mind of Dave Clark, an investment advisor with Investors Group that he wanted to make a special gift in honour of his late wife Ione.

“As the holidays approached our family decided we wanted to make a charitable legacy gift in Ione’s name that would mean something special for her.  Since she had worked at the regional hospital for over 20 years we felt that the work East Kootenay Foundation for Health was undertaking for the digital mammography campaign was a perfect fit,” explains Dave.

In addition to the Clark family gift of $1,500, Dave also asked Investors Group to consider making a matching gift of $1,000 in support of the cause.

In the end, the dream of a $2,500 legacy gift for Ione was realized.

Donna Grainger, Executive Director

East Kootenay Foundation for Health


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