The Niagara Health Foundation graciously announces that Jeffrey and Lynn Henderson have come forward and pledged $500,000 for the renovation of the CT Simulator Suite at the Walker Family Cancer Centre of Niagara Health. The donation will make Niagara eligible to receive the new CT Simulator provided by Cancer Care Ontario.
A CT Simulator is used on patients prior to being treated with radiation. The CT images are acquired during the scan and are then reconstructed and used to design the best, most precise treatment plan for cancer patients. Cancer Care Ontario is providing the CT Simulator. The donation from Jeffery and Lynn Henderson will allow for a quicker installation, upgraded wide-body scanner, 4D capabilities, renovations to the room that will house the CT Simulator and provide for increased training of staff on the new technology.
In recognition of the generous gift, Niagara Health will be naming the CT Simulator area the “The Henderson Family CT Simulator Unit.” The room is dedicated to Jacquie Wing and the memory of Florence Henderson, the mothers of Lynn and Jeff.
“We are so grateful for this generous gift from the Henderson Family. By demonstrating their support of the Walker Family Cancer Centre and honouring their mothers in this way, Lynn and Jeff Henderson are contributing to the advancement of extraordinary care for all residents of the Niagara region,”, Andrea Scott, President & CEO, Niagara Health Foundation.
“We are so grateful to Jeffery and Lynn Henderson for their generous gift, which will allow us to upgrade and renovate our CT simulator for the first time since we opened our doors in 2013. CT simulation is at the heart of our ability to deliver radiation treatment accurately, and their gift will enable current and future patients to benefit from the most modern cancer treatments.” Dr. Michael Levesque, Chief of Oncology, Niagara Health Medical Director, Walker Family Cancer Centre.
“Our family has had the good fortune to live in many places, but Lynn and I still consider St. Catharines and the broader Niagara Region to be our home. It makes us extremely proud to give back to this community and support a cause as important as oncology treatment. Our parents have all been diagnosed with and extensively treated for cancer in their lives, particularly our mothers. So it is with great pride that we make this donation in dedication to our moms to show our gratitude for the compassionate care they have received at the St. Catharines hospitals and to contribute to continued great care for future patients.” Mr. Jeffery and Lynn Henderson.
About Niagara Health Foundation
To learn more about the Niagara Health Foundation and how the community can help support its mission of raising vital funds for patient-care equipment at Niagara Health, visit www.NiagaraHealthFoundation.com.