This week is officially being recognized as 'We Care for Healthcare' Week in Swift Current. 

'We Care for Healthcare' has been running for four years now. The week looks to recognize the work being done by everyone in healthcare, be they doctors and nurses, or the folks raising funds and developing technologies. This year, it runs from October 23 to October 29. 

The proclamation for 'We Care for Healthcare' during last week's Swift Current city council meeting. Requesting the official certification were members of the Dr. Noble Irwin Regional Healthcare Foundation, including Executive Director Chris Martens. 

"Every day the importance of healthcare in our community is put on full display," said Martens. "With events taking place not only in our community but in the surrounding communities in southwest Saskatchewan and all over the world."

This week, healthcare is going to be the singular focus of the 15th Annual Dr. Noble Irwin Regional Healthcare Foundation Radiothon for Healthcare. The Foundation will be engaging in various efforts to raise funds for a new Thulium Fibre Laser System. 

"[The Radiothon] is our largest fundraiser of the year," said Martens. "The Radiothon has raised over $2.75 million and purchased vital equipment for the Cypress Regional Hospital."

The Laser System fundraising goal is $150,000. Folks interested in helping out with the effort, and making this year's 'We Care for Healthcare' Week a landmark, can click here


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