Unimin Donates $100K to Help Fight Cancer in Peterborough

Representatives of Unimin Canada Ltd. Visited the Peterborough Regional Health Centre recently to make a $100,000 donation to the hospital’s cancer care program. On hand were, from left, Mike Bouchard, Unimin Canada Ltd; Lesley Heighway, president and CEO, PRHC Foundation; Charlotte Forster, Unimin Canada Ltd; Dr. Nancy Martin-Ronson, PRHC vice-president, chief nursing executive and chief information officer; Alex Vanags, Unimin Canada Ltd; Shane McShane, Unimin Canada Ltd. Their visit included a tour of PRHC’s laboratory where company representatives heard about how the donation is funding laboratory technology investments like a new histology ID tracking system. 

Representatives of Unimin Canada Ltd., a mining and manufacturing firm with operations at Nephton and Blue Mountain, donated $100,000 to the Peterborough Regional Health Centre Foundation Tuesday and toured the hospital’s Centre of Excellence for Cancer Care.

“Many of Unimin’s employees and their families have experienced the first‐class care of this great community healthcare center,” stated Carl Horvat, regional general manager, Unimin Canada, in a press release from the PRHC Foundation. “As our company makes further investments to secure our long‐term sustainability in the Peterborough region, we also want to help sustain important pillars of the communities in which our employees live and work.”

Lesley Heighway, PRHC Foundation president, and CEO, said the donation will fund technology that ensures fast, accurate cancer screening, diagnosis and treatment through investment in laboratory innovation.

The visit included a tour of PRHC’s laboratory and the Breast Assessment Centre, which had a room renamed in Unimin’s honor.

Reprinted courtesy of the Peterborough Examiner.