Smile Cookie proceeds for SEICC equipment

Funds will go to equipment fund for future equipment purchases including possible CT Scanner

September 6, 2022, 2:07 pm
Kevin Weedmark

Last year the Tim Hortons Smile Cookie campaign raised close to $16,000 in Moosomin—the second highest total in Saskatchewan. This year proceeds from the Smile Cookie campaign will go to the Southeast Integrated Care Centre equipment fund.

Moosomin’s Tim Hortons is one of the top locations in the province in support for the annual Smile Cookie campaign, and this year support from Smile Cookie sales in Moosomin will be going to the equipment fund at the Southeast Integrated Care Centre, where it will support future equipment purchases, including a possible future CT Scanner.

Last year Moosomin raised the second most of all Tim Hortons locations in Saskatchewan and set a new record for Moosomin, bringing in $15,934 in Smile Cookie sales.

Greg Crisanti of Tim Hortons said he was proud of how Moosomin did last year with the Smile Cookie campaign, and expects strong results again this year. “Last year there were 15,934 Smile Cookies sold in Moosomin, so we finished second in Saskatchewan, after Rosetown,” he said.

“We really did well in Moosomin last year, and that’s just community support. I give credit to Sara and her staff and residents at long term care, just for helping out. But really when we talk about that number, it’s cookies sold so it’s community, it’s our staff pushing it by working crazy hours that week—and looking like Smurfs by the end of the week because their hands are pink and blue (from the icing).”

Crisant said he is happy to be directing the proceeds to the equipment fund this year.

“I received a phone call a few months ago,” he said. “We have to have our charities picked almost a year in advance and I learned about the new equipment fund hoping to fundraise for some new, much-needed equipment at the hospital and I think it’s a great fit. We have a busy, busy hospital and so many people require that facility, so it’s a great fit for the entire community to help raise some funds for some much needed equipment.”

He said the goal this year is to top last year’s Smile Cookie sales in Moosomin. “That’s our goal. More than 15,000 would be amazing. We’re already getting ready, and people can pre-order cookies any time now. Also if there’s a business out there that maybe wants to say they will come to the table willing to match Smile Cookies sold on one day, it basically doubles the amount of donations that will be going to the new equipment fund.”

Wendy Lynd of the Moosomin and District Health Care Foundation said she is hoping for another good fundraising year with the Smile Cookie campaign.
A couple of Moosomin businesses have offered to match the funds raised through Smile Cookie sales on certain days.

Pharmasave and Mullett’s Home Hardware were the first two businesses to offer to match sales for a day, to benefit the equipment fund.

Anyone interested in helping volunteer during Smile Cookie Week, or any business interested in matching cookie sales for a day, can contact Wendy Lynd at 306-434-7151.

The SEICC equipment fund purchases equipment for the Emergency, Acute, Palliative Care, Chemotherapy, Lab, Pharmacy, Long Term Care, and Long Term Care Recreation Departments.

Some of the equipment purchased includes bed extenders, a pneumatic tourniquet system, bedside tables, portable X-ray machine, rolling cart trolley, impact reduction fall mats, a plasma storage freezer for chemotherapy, wireless pagers, mattress replacements, hematology microscope, bariatric bed, chemistry analyser, broda chair, wall mounted vital signs sachines, ECG machine, leg/head support slings, chemotherapy chairs, sterilization instruments/tray, van for long term care residents usage, fetal heart monitor, phototherapy system, ER simulation mannequin, and a recliner chair for palliative care.

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