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Steelworkers Local 6500 funds vital care for newborn infants

February 22, 2022 | News Articles

United Steelworkers (USW) Local 6500 in Sudbury has donated $65,000 to help secure vital hospital equipment needed for the care of newborn infants.

This generous donation went on to make an even greater impact on pediatric patients when USW Local 6500 challenged others in the community to give during the Pure for Pediatrics campaign hosted by Pure Country on Feb. 17. This challenge led to Pure for Pediatrics raising over $101,000 to support the best care for the tiniest of patients in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at the Health Sciences North hospital system.

“We are proud and heart-warmed to be able to support great care for the tiniest of patients with this donation,” said Nick Larochelle, USW Local 6500 President. “Our members are always eager to make a difference in our community, and there is no better feeling than knowing we are able to help provide quality care right at the start of life for some of the most vulnerable patients.”

USW Local 6500 is a major, longtime supporter of pediatric care in the Sudbury region.

“Standing by tradition to make our community a better place, USW Local 6500 continues to enrich the health of our community with their generosity,” said Anthony Keating, President of Foundations and Volunteer Groups at Health Sciences North.

The success of the recent community fundraising campaign “will ensure that our NEO Kids continue to have access to the latest in specialized pediatric equipment for better care.”

USW LU 6500 donation

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