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September 24, 2017 12:35 pm

Don’t Scrap Those Scrubs

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 @ 5:53 AM

Prince George, BC – Once again, the College of New Caledonia is hoping health care professionals in Prince George will donate their  gently used scrubs  for a fundraiser.

The College of New Caledonia’s Health Sciences department is getting set for its biannual  scrub drive  and sale. Donated scrubs will be sold , for $5 each, with all the money raised going towards bursaries for health sciences students in need.

“It’s such a simple thing to donate your old uniform, but it can make a huge difference for our students” says organizer and CNC nursing instructor Nancy Esopenko. “The used scrubs are really affordable too, and anyone,  students or community members ,can buy them.”

Every year, CNC awards five Making a Difference bursaries of $250 each to health science students in need. And each scrub sale can raise up to $750. To date,  this  effort has  raised nearly $10 thousand dollars.

“This year, our supplies have dwindled and we really need donations of uniforms sized extra small, small and medium” says Esopenko.

Used scrubs can be dropped off now   through to September 25 at two locations: the CNC Prince George campus library and the Spirit of the North Healthcare ‘s downtown office at the University Hospital of Northern BC.

The scrubs sale will be on Thursday, September 28th from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Gathering Place in the main building in CNC’s Prince George Campus.

 

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