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Small Town, Big Hearts

Small Town, Big Hearts

Fry Healthcare Foundation’s mission is to serve the ongoing needs of Boundary Community Hospital and Extended Care Facility. “Our fundraising efforts directly impact the health of our community through necessary purchases that allow the hospital to maintain the highest standards of health care and state-of-the-art equipment,” says Lauren Kuczka, marketing and community relations at BCH.

Coming February 8 is Fry Healthcare’s annual Festival of Hearts Gala. Held at the Kootenai River Inn, the Gala aims to raise funds for 3D Mammogram equipment for Boundary Community Hospital.

For an American woman, there is a one in eight chance that she will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. In the past, the screening rates for annual mammograms in Boundary County have been among the lowest in the state of Idaho. The Fry Healthcare Foundation is working to change that statistic and give the women of Boundary County access to life-saving technology. The 3D mammogram equipment at BCH will make early detection possible for more women, which equals more lives saved.

The gala features a four-course dinner with wine, dessert dash and live auction. In addition to participating in funding the 3D Mammogram equipment by attending the event, the community has the opportunity to help purchase other necessary technology. This year, donors participating in Fund-an-Item will be supporting the purchase of the BiPap Ventilator System for Cardiopulmonary and Emergency use. This device can save lives by providing mechanical ventilation (artificial breathing) in an emergency.

For any questions about the 2020 Festival of Hearts, please contact the Fry Healthcare Foundation at 208.267.6912.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to help bring big-city health care to small-town living. Make plans to attend this year’s gala!

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