PORT ANGELES — The Olympic Medical Center Foundation has presented $46,000 to Olympic Medical Center.
The gift provided at the OMC commissioners’s meeting July 18 included donations from the First Federal Community Foundation (FCCF) and the Port Angeles Lions’ Club.
The FCCF donation will go toward the expansion of the Sequim Cancer Center, while $21,000 of the OMC Foundation gift will be for the purchase of a new ultrasound unit for the new OMC Medical Office Building in Port Angeles.
OMC only has two units for three locations, so the donation enables the women’s health department to have an additional machine that will help expand care, OMC officials said.
Through sales at Safeway for the foundation’s Duck Derby, the Lions raised $6,016 toward the ultrasound purchase.
The OMC Foundation has given more than $1.3 million to or on behalf of OMC in the past 20 months, including $802,000 towards the cancer center expansion.
“Counting pledges from donors, we have now raised over $1,000,000 toward the expansion,” said Bruce Skinner, OMC Foundation executive director.
The foundation now plans to generate additional money for the purchase of equipment for the cancer center, Skinner said.
“It is imperative that we expand the space to treat cancer,” he said.
“As we near the completion of our capital campaign, we are pleased that we have been able to take advantage of several generous gifts so that we will have the capabilities to treat this dreadful disease locally.”
Those interested in more information or in making a donation can call the OMC Foundation office at 360-417-7144, or by emailing them at [email protected].org.
“We hope that many local people will become a part of this fundraising effort,” Skinner said.
“It’s an opportunity for people to leave a lasting legacy, and 100 percent of the monies raised will go towards the project. There are also naming rights opportunities.”