When Greg Lane heard that there is no funding from the Provincial government to purchase a CT Scanner for the Kemptville District Hospital (KDH), he said he was “gobsmacked!” He first heard about it May 1, 2023, at the North Grenville Community and Economic Development Advisory Committee meeting, of which he is a member.
Joanne Mavis, Executive Director, KDH Foundation spoke at the meeting about the CT Scanner fundraising campaign and the urgent need to raise $2.2 million. She explained that CT Scanners are standards of care and having one at KDH will eliminate patients waiting to be seen after being transferred to an Ottawa hospital via ambulance with a KDH nurse on a 100 km round trip. It will bring better patient care closer to home. Greg recognized that it just makes economic sense to have a CT Scanner in our ever-growing community. He responded to Joanne’s suggestion to act as an ambassador to promote the initiative.
Greg decided to speak to his fellow golfers to see how they could help. He thought if he could help people understand the situation, it would make sense to them, too.
As a member of the Thursday Men’s Night at eQuinelle Golf Club, Kemptville, he regularly participates in the 50/50 ticket draw. For the last 10 years, the group has customarily nominated three worthy charities to share the total seasonal draw. Greg felt that the CT Scanner was a worthy cause from which the whole community could benefit. Why not give the entire amount to the hospital? He “did the ask” and the response was unanimously approved by his fellow golfers.
Recently, Greg and Andy Csiffary, representing the eQuinelle Men’s Golf League, donated $3,180 to the CT Scanner Campaign. They presented a cheque to Joanne Mavis, KDH Foundation Executive Director and Kristy Carriere, Foundation Coordinator, which was gratefully received