It’s hard to find someone who hasn’t been touched by breast cancer. According to the Canadian Cancer Society, one in eight women will battle the disease during their lifetime.
To help improve care, The Ottawa Hospital recently opened the Rose Ages Breast Health Centre, which offers expertise in breast imaging, diagnosis, risk assessment, surgical planning and psychosocial support. The centre – now the largest of its kind in Canada – was made possible in part through the generosity of many.
Hydro Ottawa employees, for one, have pledged $1 million over a five year period to fully equip an entire mammography room. This donation is based on the enthusiastic support of Hydro Ottawa employees, suppliers and industry partners at its annual charity golf tournament.
“We’re a local company, and we believe it’s our responsibility to help make our community a better place. It’s thanks to our employee’s commitment to our community that Hydro Ottawa was able to commit to raising this donation,” says Bryce Conrad, president and CEO at Hydro Ottawa. “The new Breast Health Centre is certainly delivering the very best care to patients. We’re proud to support this warm and welcoming facility that must bring a great deal of comfort and hope to patients and their families.”
The centre can accommodate up to 1,000 breast cancer patients per year and up to 20,000 patients through the centre for diagnostic imaging.
The donation to the Rose Ages Breast Health Centre illustrates how Hydro Ottawa recognizes the important role the company can play in creating a strong, supportive community. To learn more about how Hydro Ottawa gives back, visit http://bit.ly/Hydro-Ottawa-giving.