Curlers and supporters “rocked” the fundraising goal of the Health Services Foundation’s 24th annual West Nova Fuels Curl for a Cause.

By the end of the bonspiel, the annual fundraiser for Fishermen’s Memorial Hospital raised $49,854.53 towards the purchase of 23 new patient ceiling lifts for the 71-year old hospital.

The purchase of these lifts is part of the Health Services Foundation’s Operation: Lift Fishermen’s. The total price tag of the 23 lifts is over $265,000, with the rest of the amount looking to be raised between now and the 2025 Curl for a Cause.

These lifts promote mobility and dignity for patients who can no longer mobilize safely without this assistive device. They also reduce the risk of injury amongst the healthcare team. While there are portable lifts at Fishermen’s Memorial Hospital, these often do not work smoothly in the confines of some patient care areas.

Over the past 24 years, West Nova Fuels Curl for a Cause has raised over $881,000 to make 96 pieces of medical equipment or hospital projects possible.

Save the date for the 25th West Nova Fuels Curl for a Cause, February 28-March 2, 2025.