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Buy Tulips and Support a new CT Scanner for the QEH – January 10, 2019

Bas Arendse, Vanco Farms Ltd. owner and grower, and Heather McGrath, QEH Foundation development officer, stand among tulips growing in a Vanco Farms greenhouse for the QEH Foundation’s annual tulip sale.

CHARLOTTETOWN – Islanders will have the opportunity to brighten up their homes and work spaces with some beautiful tulips from Vanco Farms by supporting the QEH Foundation’s “Tulips for the QEH” sale on Thursday, February 28th, 2019.

Businesses and individuals are encouraged to pre-order their tulip bouquets before Thursday, February 21st by calling the QEH Foundation office at 902-894-2425 or by emailing sgwhiteway@ihis.org.  Volunteers with the QEH Foundation will offer free delivery to businesses in the Greater Charlottetown Area, with a minimum purchase of five bouquets.

QEH Foundation volunteers will also be selling tulip bouquets in the QEH lobby on Thursday, February 28th, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., or as supplies last. 

A bouquet of 10 tulips will cost $10, and all proceeds will help support the purchase of a new CT Scanner for the Diagnostic Imaging Department at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. 

After 13 years in use and with a 10% increase in the volume of tests performed, the time has come to replace this vital piece of equipment, at a cost of $1.5 million.  CT Scan test results are relied on today more than ever, and are used in almost every aspect of medicine, especially as it relates to stroke care, cancer, and major trauma.