Fifty-Fifty draws have become popular in the past few months for foundations in this region and now a newly created hospital foundation in Kapuskasing is looking at getting in on the act. Sensenbrenner Hospital Foundation Chairman Gilbert Peters says he’s been getting plenty of inquiries about one for Kapuskasing and believes it would be a good fit.

“We would like to do something that would be totally independent of the sponsors for a while, give them a break, let them time to breath, let them time to build their businesses with this pandemic that is on,” he said. “What we would like to do if we get this 50-50, we could give them the break that everybody needs.”

Peters says the foundation staff has begun exploring the possibilities and hope to get one up and running by the spring.

He adds the province won’t be giving any money to hospitals for equipment purchases in the future, and one of the goals of the foundation is preventing you from having to travel out of town for medical appointments.

“It’s a win-win situation for everybody,” he said. “You give us some money and we buy equipment. We do not fix roofs, we do not fix walls, we do not fix floors. We buy equipment for our doctors and for our frontline workers to serve you the patient, and the people of Kapuskasing.”

The Sensenbrenner Hospital Foundation is teaming up with Moose FM for the Community Cares Radiothon next Friday, Dec. 11 from 6 am to 6 pm. Money raised will help the foundation purchase a new mammography machine for the hospital.