The Moose Jaw Health Foundation’s 28th annual Concerts in the Park proved to be successful once again.
Taking place every Wednesday throughout the summer in Crescent Park, the concerts raised $6,773 for equipment for the Dr. F.H. Wigmore Regional Hospital.
“We had great weather. The crowds came out and they were dancing to all of the bands that were volunteering their time,” said Moose Jaw Health Foundation executive director Kelly McElree.
Some of the bands that took part this year included the Band City Band, Bonnie and the Jets, SRW Country Trio, Justntyme, Heritage Fiddlers, the Timothy Eaton Jam Band and Derald Busse and Friends.
Over its 28 years, Concerts in the Park has raised over $133,000 for the Moose Jaw Health Foundation.
McElree said Concerts in the Park is a great way for the health foundation to give back to its donors.
“We see so many of our donors, our regular monthly donors, come out to the Concerts in the Park each and every single year. It’s the foundation’s way of saying ‘Thank you’ to the community for being so generous, and we look forward to doing it each and every single year,” he said.
The funds raised from this year’s Concerts in the Park will go to support the purchase of a new Philips MRI Coil to enhance the detection of breast cancer and surgical equipment dedicated to breast cancer.
“It will be the only breast cancer MRI available outside of Regina or Saskatoon, and that’s made possible by Moose Jaw Health Foundation donors,” McElree added.
The next event for the Moose Jaw Health Foundation will be the “Home of the Holidays” Festival of Trees taking place on Oct. 21 at the Moose Jaw Events Centre.
For more information or to donate, visit the Moose Jaw Health Foundation’s website.
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