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Eagles Sell Lady Bug Pins for VJH Foundation
Aug

11

2017

Eagles Sell Lady Bug Pins for VJH Foundation

The Vernon Fraternal Order of Eagles (FOE) #3557 is selling Lady Bug pins to raise funds for a new Gamma Probe at VJH. VJH currently has one device which limits the ability to perform concurrent specialized procedures within our OR. The current equipment has become severely outdated by today’s standards of service delivery. Replacement and the upgrade of this piece of equipment is critical because…

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Wine Women and Woods Tee off for the Cure Raises $101,000 for Breast Cancer
Jun

15

2017

Wine Women and Woods Tee off for the Cure Raises $101,000 for Breast Cancer

VJH is getting a new Gamma Probe System to detect mutated cells and tumours in the breast, thanks to the Wine, Women & Woods Tee off for the Cure golf tournament held at Predator Ridge June 11 and 12. The event raised $101,000 for VJH Foundation to purchase the equipment. The Gamma Probe technology is based on the injection of radio‐ pharmaceuticals that emit gamma…

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Wine Women & Woods Tee Off for the Cure Raising Funds for Gamma Probe System at VJH
May

5

2017

Wine Women & Woods Tee Off for the Cure Raising Funds for Gamma Probe System at VJH

Wine Women & Woods is raising funds for a Gamma Probe System which is part of the diagnostic and treatment arsenal available to Oncologists and Surgeons at VJH. The device is used during breast cancer surgery to detect a previously injected radioactive tracer which is more likely to be absorbed into cancerous cells than healthy tissue. The Gamma Probe will be used annually in about 100…

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