The Women of the Moose presented $5,000 to Suzie Vinden, Manager of the Operating Rooms at NRGH. The donation will support the Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation’s effort to equip two new operating rooms at NRGH. | Left to right: Suzie Vinden, NRGH Operating Room Manager; Joan Marion, Women of the Moose Senior Regent; Dawn Cox, Junior Graduate Regent; Wendy McKinley, “Recorder”.
The Women of the Moose have been quietly doing charitable work in Nanaimo for almost 95 years. From supporting seniors with dementia to contributing to the Special Olympics, the group works diligently throughout the year to benefit those in need around the globe, but also locally. When the Women of the Moose read a recent newspaper article about the Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation’s effort to raise $1.5 million to equip two new operating rooms at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (NRGH) they were quick to step forward and help.
On Monday, they delivered a $5,000 donation to Operating Room Manager, Suzie Vinden. The funds will buy needed equipment to complete two new O.R.s, scheduled to open later this year. The Women of the Moose is a “family fraternity” run by 186 volunteers who raise funds through catering and hall rentals, garage sales, and Wednesday Seniors’ Lunches. In deciding to support the new operating rooms Campaign Wendy McKinley, “Recorder” and 50 year veteran of the Women of the Moose, explained, “This is a good cause and it will make a difference to many people in our community.” If you would like to learn more about the Women of the Moose email firstname.lastname@example.org