On October 28th, 2021, MPP Steve Clark announced that Brockville General Hospital (BGH) had been approved to receive a MRI machine. At our Ride the River event in 2022, we launched our Your Health Your Hospital MRI/Equipment Campaign. This $12.5-million equipment campaign is to bring the latest medical imaging, new minor surgical suites and a brand new MRI to Brockville, taking our hospital to a whole new level. At the event, we raised an astounding $811,582, with all proceeds going towards the MRI.
We are committed to raising funds to make the MRI a reality at BGH. This year, the Ride the River Planning Committee has set its sights on an ambitious goal of raising $1 million dollars. In 2022, we had an anonymous donor come forward to match all proceeds which helped us hit our $811,582. We are overjoyed to announce this anonymous donor has stepped up once again to help us achieve this goal of $1 million by matching all donations to Ride the River with all proceeds going to the MRI.
What does this mean for you as a participant? Every dollar you raise, will immediately be matched by the anonymous donor!
Fact: The government does not fund capital equipment purchases for hospitals.