Goderich, Ontario - June 17, 2016 - Huron Bruce M.P. Ben Lobb met today with AMGH staff as well as Gateway CERH board members and research assistants to prepare for the third annual Hometown Heroes” Raise a Little Health” charity hockey game.
The “Hometown Heroes” Charity Hockey Game has put Goderich on the map as an annual fundraiser supporting Gateway Centre of Excellence in Rural Health, Goderich A.M.G.H and the Goderich-Huron YMCA. It will be held at the Maitland Recreation Centre in Goderich on July 21, 2016 at 6 pm and will feature local NHL players, local doctors, as well as Ben Lobb in an exciting game of hockey.
Lobb and hospital staff with the medical equipment purchased from the proceeds of the 2015 Hometown Heroes hockey game. The LTV Portable Ventilator is a light weight breathing machine that supports a patient’s breath when they cannot breathe adequately on their own. The ventilator puts oxygen in the lungs, removes carbon dioxide and eases the work of breathing. The LTV portable ventilator is a life-saving breathing machine that supports a critically ill patient during transfer to a larger hospital for higher level of care.
Lobb is also supporting youth with The Summer Jobs Program- a Federal Government Program which subsidizes employers hiring summer students.
In addition to their research work, the Gateway summer students help with organization, promotion and ticket sales for the big game. This year three of the students are funded through the Student Summer jobs program. Lobb has been instrumental in assisting local youth with summer job funding through this program.
Lobb is also implementing a Student Summer jobs social media campaign over the next few months. The campaign will feature one student per week and will highlight the summer jobs program and the opportunities it creates for students in the riding.