A community of donors is making a difference for St. Paul’s Hospital.
The annual Gormley Gathering, presented by PotashCorp, took place Monday night at Persephone Theatre.
A total of $222,421 was raised in support of cystoscopy equipment at the Leslie and Irene Dubé Urology Centre of Health at St. Paul’s Hospital.
The centre provides important resources and state-of-the-art equipment for those living with a wide range of urological diseases.
“This equipment will significantly reduce wait times for a diagnosis, and will improve patient comfort and provide surgeons with greater accessibility to the treatment site,” said John Agioritis, board chair for the St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation.
This year’s proceeds will purchase a surgical mini C-arm X-ray Scanner and a Radiolucent Operating Theatre Table for cystoscopy.
Around 150 attended the cocktail party hosted by 650 CKOM radio personality John Gormley. The fundraiser is aimed at improving care for patients living with prostate cancer and urological illnesses.
“I want to extend not only thanks, but gratitude to the many people who every single year attend the Gormley Gathering,” the radio host said on his show Tuesday.
Since its inception, the Gormley Gathering has raised more than $ 872,000 in support of Urological care.
Outside of ticket sales and general donations, major gifts included $25,000 from presenting sponsor PotashCorp, $50,000 from Glenn Wig, $30,618 from Kenneth Stephenson, $25,000 from Gordon & Jill Rawlinson, $25,000 from Greg Keller, and $17,738 from Smiley’s A Night for Life.