Media Release: Create A Ripple Effect
Farmers’ Mutual makes a donation that will benefit everyone in CKL
Contribution benefits Capital Campaign for DI Redevelopment
LINDSAY, May 17th, 2011 – At Farmers’ Mutual, success is most impactful when it is invested and shared in meaningful ways.
Farmers’ Mutual established its CARE committee with a mission to Create A Ripple Effect, namely to share the fortunes of its successes with others. It accomplishes this goal by funding organizations and community events that provide growth opportunities for children, advance health care efforts and promote safety.
The Ross Memorial Hospital’s “Imagine the Future” campaign was one of the first initiatives to receive this special funding. Today, Tim Shauf, President and CEO of Lindsay’s Farmers’ Mutual presented a cheque for $75,000 to John Fox, Chair of the Campaign Cabinet, and Erin Coons, Executive Director of the RMH Foundation. The funds will help the hospital to meet its fundraising goal of $5.8 million, which is the cost of the purchase of the new MRI, the 128-slice CT scanner and the redevelopment of the hospital’s diagnostic imaging department.
“We’re excited to use the results of our success to create lasting ripple effects for the benefit of our communities both now and in future years,” said Shauf. “We believe that by staying true to our core principles, we can multiply the effect of our past, present and future successes. This in turn will allow us to create lasting ripple effects for the benefit of our communities over the long term.”
“We’re overwhelmed by the generosity shown by Farmers’ Mutual,” said Coons. “Clearly, the Farmers’ Mutual team values the new services that have been made possible by the acquisition of this important technology. Since it was installed in January, the MRI has been impacting our patients’ lives, and thanks to the advanced capabilities of our new CT scanner, our physicians are able to diagnose patients faster than ever. This really is a landmark redevelopment at the Ross.”
Kim Coulter, Employee & Community Relations
Ross Memorial Hospital