Conexus Credit Union Contributing $500 Thousand to CT Simulator Community Campaign for Cancer Care
September 27, 2019
Regina, SK. – Conexus Credit Union (Conexus) is investing in cancer care in Saskatchewan with a $500 thousand contribution to the Cancer Foundation of Saskatchewan’s (Foundation) province-wide, CT Simulator Community Campaign. This is the largest corporate gift for the initiative, pushing the fundraising total over $1.2 million since the campaign launched on Sept. 11, 2019.
“This is an incredible show of support and giving from one of Saskatchewan’s leading organizations,” said Nora Yeates, CEO of the Cancer Foundation of Saskatchewan. ”Conexus is committed to this province and their gift is going to help cancer patients going through treatment in Saskatchewan now and for years to come.”
The CT Simulator Community Campaign will enhance patient care for every cancer patient who receives radiation therapy in Saskatchewan. The campaign is aimed at fundraising $3 million to replace the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency’s (Agency) two CT Simulators for radiation therapy at the Allan Blair Cancer Centre in Regina and the Saskatoon Cancer Centre.
Approximately half of all cancer patients will need radiation at some point in their treatment. They will first need to get a CT simulation. The simulation provides a patient’s medical team with the images they need to determine the best radiation treatment plan.
New CTs work in 4D which incorporates time. The team can more accurately account for breathing motion and organ function which can impact the location of tumours.
“Cancer doesn’t discriminate and this financial contribution to the Cancer Foundation of Saskatchewan supports local access to modern cancer care for Saskatchewan families,” said Mary Weimer, Chief Member Experience Officer, Conexus. “Investing in basic human needs, such as critical health care services, is foundational to Conexus’ purpose of improving the financial well-being of our members and our communities.”
The Saskatchewan Cancer Agency performed over 2,600 CT simulations last year.
Visit cancerfoundationsask.ca to learn more about the CT Simulator Community Campaign.
Visit conexus.ca to learn more about their community investment partnerships.
About the Cancer Foundation of Saskatchewan
The Cancer Foundation of Saskatchewan is the fundraising partner of the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency. 100 per cent of the funds raised stay in the province supporting patients, research, early detection and prevention programs.
About Conexus Credit Union
Conexus Credit Union is committed to improving the financial well-being of our members and communities in Saskatchewan. Together with non-profit and charitable organizations, Conexus’s community investment program promotes financial well-being through financial literacy education programs, capital projects, and basic human needs (health services, education, food, shelter). In 2018 Conexus invested over $1.9 million to support 118 non-profit and charitable organizations in Saskatchewan. Located across Saskatchewan, we are Saskatchewan’s largest and Canada’s sixth largest credit union.