The foundation received a fair amount of money from a local hair cutting business on Friday, June 15.  100 per cent of the proceeds for the day went to the foundation for needed equipment and supplies.

"We were able to raise $1,250 but there is still more funds coming in," explained Linda Ames from the Drumheller Area Health Foundation. "We can expect maybe another $50 to $100."

chopshop3(L to R) Naz Him, Cathy Morse, Angie Fairbairn and Madison Heptonstall

Donations to the Drumheller Area Health Foundation are always welcomed as well as needed, according to Ames.

"We're working on raising funds to renovate our Intensive Care Unit. We've been able to raise over $35,000 through some generous donations," informed Ames. "We're going to be replacing all four beds with state of the art units."

Ames further explained that the beds in the intensive care unit are older and do need to be replaced. The new units would feature a built in scale and an air mattress that would add to the comfort of the patient.

"We had a lot of people go through the hospital with cancer," explained Cathy Morse; owner of The Chop Shop, who has been running Cuts 4 a Cause on and off for 10 years. "It affects so many people in so many ways and it's just a very important thing to me."

Morse noted that it's the community's responsibility to make our hospital the best it can be with the best equipment possible and donating any amount can make an impact.

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