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Drive For Your Hospital Tent Event raises $32,000 for Huntsville Hospital!
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Drive For Your Hospital Tent Event raises $32,000 for Huntsville Hospital!

Posted: 2023-10-03 14:35:03 By: thebay


Since 2015 the annual Drive For Your Hospital Tent Event continues to raise much needed funds for Huntsville Hospital. Every August, $200 from each vehicle sold at Huntsville Dodge, Huntsville Honda and Hyundai of Muskoka is donated to the buyer’s choice of hospital between Huntsville Hospital Foundation, South Muskoka Hospital Foundation and West Parry Sound Health Centre.

This year, they have successfully raised an amazing $32,000 to support lifesaving equipment at Huntsville Hospital and Muskoka’s new MRI! In total they will be donating $40,200 across all 3 hospital foundations - $3,900 will be going to West Parry Sound and $4,300 to South Muskoka. The sales team were all smiles and felt good about the donation and giving back to their community.

What a remarkable and exceptional way to support all three hospitals in our area! This wonderful and unique community fundraising event has raised over $147,000 for Huntsville Hospital since it first started in 2015.

New owner, Glen Alizadeh told The Foundation “We are delighted to continue the longstanding tradition of supporting hospitals in the Muskoka region. We look forward to contributing to these excellent foundations for years to come.”

Katherine Craine, CEO of Huntsville Hospital Foundation explained, “This is the best year ever! We are hugely grateful for the owner and teams at all three dealerships of Drive Muskoka. We particularly loved how much fun the teams had while working so hard to reach this incredible achievement! And of course we want to thank all of those generous new car owners who bought their vehicles in August for the Drive for Your Hospital event. How nice to get a new car and at the same time generate such good will!  The funds raised will assist our hospital in purchasing new diagnostic equipment that we have committed to funding in our Focus on Imaging campaign – this year includes Muskoka’s first MRI at Huntsville Hospital. On behalf of our community, our board, hospital staff and physicians THANK YOU!”

Huntsville Hospital Foundation is a fundraising organization dedicated to improving healthcare services for residents of Muskoka and East Parry Sound.  A registered charity since 1984, its mandate is to provide ongoing capital and education resources for Huntsville District Memorial Hospital. This will ensure our hospital and medical professionals have the technology and equipment they require to provide exceptional care. Find out more about the Foundation by visiting www.huntsvillehospitalfoundation.ca