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Italian Cultural Society supports heart health

Donations received at recent fundraiser to go to Electrodiagnostics Department at the hospital

The Campbell River Italian Cultural Society recently hosted a spaghetti feast in support of the Campbell River Hospital.

Donations from the dinner went to the Campbell River Hospital Foundation towards the purchase of two Holter Monitors for the Electrodiagnostics Department.

A Holter monitor is a portable device for continuously monitoring various electrical activity of the cardiovascular system for at least 24 hours.

The Holter monitor records electrical signals from the heart via a series of electrodes attached to the chest.

These electrodes are connected to a small piece of equipment that is attached to the patient’s belt or hung around the neck, and is responsible for keeping a log of the heart’s electrical activity throughout the recording period.

For 19 years the Campbell River Italian Cultural Society has hosted an amazingly fun and delicious family picnic at Miracle Beach Provincial Park, complete with homemade sausages and spaghetti, raising more than $18,000 in support of quality health care for Campbell River and North Vancouver Island.

Anyone who would like to support the doctors, nurses and other key members of the local healthcare team, and support first-class healthcare at Campbell River Hospital, can make a donation to the Hospital Foundation online at www.crhospitalfoudnation.ca or by calling 250-850-2418.