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Niagara Health team raises over $75,000 for United Way

Posted Dec 20th, 2016

Niagara Health team raises over $75,000 for United Way In the spirit of giving during the holiday season, Niagara Health is proud to announce we’ve raised a record $75,470 this year for United Way through employee giving. 

Niagara Health’s 2016 workplace campaign committee set an optimistic goal of increasing staff contributions by 10 per cent and we are very proud to exceed that goal. Every dollar we raised came directly from our caring team of our staff, physicians and volunteers.

The highlight of our campaign this year was our November 5 hockey game, where our first-ever Niagara Health Extraordinaires hockey team took to the ice at the Meridian Centre in St. Catharines against the 97.7-HTZ FM Biggs and Barr Barians in support of United Way.

“There was so much enthusiasm among the players and fans,” says Suzanne Johnston, Niagara Health President and Co-Chair of the Niagara Health workplace campaign.  “The final score of the hockey game may have been 10-7 in favour of the Barr Barians but Niagara Health still scored a winner raising nearly $2,700 for United Way. It was the perfect opportunity to come together with our community partners to raise funds for United Way.”

In addition to the hockey game, the rest of the money was raised through employee payroll deductions and one-time donations from staff, physicians and volunteers.

“I am so proud of our entire Niagara Health team and our commitment toward achieving ambitious results. Our team continues to show extraordinary caring and compassion for our community and support for essential programs and services in our community, many of them partners in care,” says Johnston.

Media Contact: Lisa Pepperall, Communications Specialist, 905-378-4647, ext. 47576,

Niagara Health System