Cameco Cares Concert Series surpasses $820,000 for local hospital foundations

“We’re thrilled to support this once-in-a-generation project that will benefit so many,” said Tim Gitzel, Cameco president and CEO.

“Community support for Cameco Cares has been unbelievable and we’re so proud of the staff and volunteers who spent months planning every detail to produce a memorable event with a wonderful legacy.”

The September 6th Cameco Cares Concert, featuring Train, raised more than $200,000 to help fund a special infusion therapy room for Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation.

The four-year total for Cameco Cares now exceeds $820,000. The community concert series, presented by CRUZ FM, launched in 2014 with a different Saskatoon hospital foundation receiving ticket proceeds each year.

This year’s proceeds will help establish a Day Medicine and Treatment Room at Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital, scheduled to open in 2019. The room will provide a variety of treatments including chemotherapy, blood transfusions and insulin therapy. It will be equipped with games and activities to comfort children and reduce their anxiety while receiving treatment.

“We’ve always believed that music is a wonderful healer and there’s no greater way to celebrate that philosophy than with the Cameco Cares Concert Series featuring Train,” says Brynn Boback-Lane, President and CEO of Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation. “The tremendous community support from partners like Cameco and to everyone who has purchased a ticket is helping create a world-class facility for children and families right here in Saskatchewan.”

Watch the video to learn how this concert helped make a difference.