Golf For Dads Buys Nova Scotia’s First Bladder Scanner for Cape Breton Regional Hospital

SYDNEY, N.S –

Brian Purchase, owner of Schwartz Furniture, stopped by the Cape Breton Regional Hospital’s Cancer Centre to see the new bladder scanner that the Golf For Dads tournament purchased with its donation.

With a donation of $20,000, the fundraiser was able to make the Cape Breton Regional Hospital the first in the province with this important equipment.

“It’s incredible to know we’re leading the way in the province,” said Glen Brann, Chair of the hospital Foundation’s board who also came by to see the equipment. “We’re proud to be the first to have this equipment which helps more effectively treat prostate cancer.”

The equipment is used to measure bladder volume and reduces other side effects commonly associated with the other prostate cancer treatments.

“It’s great to know that patients will be more comfortable going through treatments now that we have this piece of equipment,” said Brad Jacobs, CEO of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation. “And it’s all thanks to Golf For Dad and Schwartz furniture.”

Since 1995, the Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation, in partnership with the community has raised more than $35 million to purchase equipment, and fund upgrades at the Regional Hospital. Thanks to the generosity of the community, The Foundation can purchase medical equipment that will dramatically reduce wait times and provide an increased menu of services – closer to home.

For more information, please contact:

Mark Inglis

Communications Officer                     

Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation

902.567.7054

902.578-2482 (cell)                                     

Brian Purchase, organizer of the Golf for Dads tournament, sees the bladder scanner purchased with his donation.

L-R Glen Brann (Chair of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation Board of Directors), Brian Purchase, Thomas Ashford, Nancy Sheaves.

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