The Journal Pioneer, winner of the Jeep Wrangler draw at the recent Grass Roots and Cowboy Boots fundraising gala for the Prince County Hospital Foundation, is giving the vehicle back to the cause.
“We are thrilled to receive the Jeep back once again,” said PCH Foundation’s managing director Heather Matheson. “This kind donation helps put us even closer to our goal of more than $2.2 million for medical equipment at PCH in 2019. We want to thank our friends at the Journal Pioneer for their kindness.”
The newspaper’s ticket was drawn near the end of the popular event Sept. 7, at Credit Union Place in Summerside.
“As much as we’d enjoy going to news events and delivering the paper in a vehicle as fun as a Jeep Wrangler, supporting the PCH Foundation is a much better use of its value,” said Brad Works, managing editor of the SaltWire Network-owned paper.
“Most of us have needed the hospital at some time in our lives and helping, even in a small way, to ensure it has the equipment it needs is an easy decision to make.”
The donation is in keeping with the paper’s longstanding partnership with the foundation, added Works.
The Jeep’s value brings the grand total raised at the event to $872,388. As in previous years, the 4x4 was donated by Summerside Chrysler Dodge.
"We're delighted to be able to donate this wonderful prize back to the PCH Foundation and support the incredible work they do,” said Colin Sly, advertising regional sales manager for SaltWire Network on P.E.I.
“The Journal Pioneer is firmly rooted in the local community and it's a real pleasure to assist this great local cause in any way we can."
Most of the funds raised this year are dedicated to replacing cardiac monitors at PCH. The monitors represent $420,000 of the $2,214,700 needed to provide up-to-date medical equipment for the patients at PCH.
The complete list of priority medical equipment needed can be found at pchcare.com.