Jeff and Leigh Kints Step up to the plate once more as DIAMOND SPONSORS for Gala 2016

News Release
Jeff and Leigh Kints Family support South Huron Hospital Foundation Gala 2016
Exeter, ON, September 25, 2015
The South Huron Hospital Association is extremely pleased to welcome Jeff and Leigh Kints as a DIAMOND SPONSOR for the South Huron Hospital Foundation Gala 2016. The Gala will be held at the South Huron Recreation Centre on Friday June 3 with host of The Rick Mercer Report- Rick Mercer, providing the evening’s entertainment. Rick Mercer chronicles, satirizes, and ultimately celebrates all that is great and irreverent about this country. Known as “Canada’s Unofficial Opposition,” Mercer is our most popular comic, a political satirist who knows exactly what matters to regular Canadians and what makes them laugh.

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Rick Mercer’s top-rated, award-winning CBC show, The Rick Mercer Report—which routinely tramples even its American competitors in the ratings—features his trademark rants, hilarious (and informative) fake newscasts, commercial parodies, and comic encounters with famous Canadians, talking about Canada. More than any other comedian (or journalist for that matter), he talks to Canadian newsmakers with a refreshing candor, and is uniquely able to spin topical hilarity from the people and the things deeply embedded in the national consciousness. The Rick Mercer Report is currently in its eleventh season.
“We know how lucky we are to still have this fantastic local hospital,” says Jeff, “and we want to ensure we continue to have it in the future. We are happy once again to contribute to this year’s goal of the Gala and hope to see others show support as well.”

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“Jeff and Leigh have been very generous supporters of the hospital and particularly the Annual Gala which is our largest fundraising event each year. This year they have made an extraordinary gift of $40,000 which has enabled us to bring the huge talent, Rick Mercer, an unashamedly proud Canadian, who is fiercely skeptical, and endlessly entertaining to South Huron. ”, says Kimberley Payne, Executive Director of the South Huron Hospital Foundation. “A gift of this magnitude speaks volumes about how important our local hospital is and how necessary it is to support the little hospital that does.”
“The level of community leadership demonstrated by Jeff and Leigh is remarkable”, says Chair of the Hospital Foundation Board Pat O’Rourke. “They have been tremendously generous in the past, and continue to be there for us every year. We could not be more grateful to this family.”

(Picture) Hayden, Leigh, Olivia and Jeff Kints

Over the last six years, over $450,000 has been raised for the South Huron Hospital Association through the Gala. These funds have been used to purchase equipment including a Central Monitoring and Cardiac Telemetry System, a Portable Ultrasound Machine and an upgraded Ultrasound Machine and most recently new headwall systems, expected to be installed by end of December 2015. This years project will be announced at a later date.

For more information call 519-235-2700 x5133 or email kimberley.payne@shha.on.ca

About South Huron Hospital Foundation: The South Huron Hospital Foundation is dedicated to improving both the access to and the quality of health care in South Huron and area. The Foundation will accomplish this objective by engaging the broad community in canvasses and fund-raising activities. Further, in partnership with the South Huron Hospital Board and the physicians who service the hospital, the Foundation will allocate these funds to support specific projects identified as priorities
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