A group looking to bring new breast cancer screening equipment to Grande Prairie has gotten another major boost. Grande Prairie city council has allocated $25,000 to The MOZART Mission from the City Council Strategic Initiatives Fund.
The group is made up of women who have gone through, or are going through, breast cancer raising funds to bring the MOZART 3D Surgical System to the Grande Prairie Regional Hospital. The system allows the surgeon to visualize the tumour right in the operating room, which no other available technology allows.
The largest donation so far has come in the form of a $100,000 commitment from the Grande Prairie Regional Hospital Foundation. The County of Grande Prairie also allocated $25,000 at its August 8th meeting from the Community Aggregate Reserve, and ARC Resources also donated $25,000.
The MOZART Mission’s overall goal is to raise $275,000 for the Mozart 3D system. If they raise more than enough, the group has committed to putting the funds towards the local cancer clinic.
Other funding approved at Grande Prairie City Council’s Monday meeting were grants to community groups from the Sport Hosting Grant Funding account. $5,000 each went to the Grande Prairie Aquarians Swim Club, the Swan City Football Club, and the Grande Prairie Fastball Association, while $2,000 went to the Swan City Football Club.