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Charitable Gaming to Benefit South Shore Foundation

Providing money for critical health-care equipment is the goal of the Health Services Foundation of the South Shore as it prepares for its annual fundraiser -- Jeans and Gems.

The 11th annual event on Saturday, Oct. 16 is being supported this year by the Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation (NSGC).

As part of its Support4Communities Program, the corporation will provide equipment, expertise and volunteers to help incorporate a Monte Carlo casino.

"NSGC and Casino Nova Scotia have provided us with a tremendous amount of support in preparation for this fundraiser," said Arleen Stevens, managing director of the Health Services Foundation. "They have brought their charitable gaming expertise to the foundation for the benefit of our hospitals and communities."

The Health Services Foundation of the South Shore promotes and supports the South Shore Regional Hospital and Fishermen's Memorial Hospital in the delivery of enhanced health care through fundraising and advocacy. They are actively raising funds for an ultrasound for the maternal child unit at the South Shore Regional Hospital.

"Our Community Casino Nights are a way for NSGC and Casino Nova Scotia to actively assist charitable organizations across Nova Scotia," said Marie Mullally, president and CEO of NSGC. "The Health Services Foundation of the South Shore has a tremendously important job, to raise funds for critical health equipment, and we are proud to help them in their efforts."

For more information, contact 902-543-8065.

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Providing money for critical health-care equipment is the goal of the Health Services Foundation of the South Shore as it prepares for its annual fundraiser -- Jeans and Gems.

The foundation will host the 11th annual event on October 16th that will include a Monte Carlo casino, supported by the Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation.

Corporation president and CEO, Marie Mullally says community casino nights are a way for NSGC and Casino Nova Scotia to actively assist charitable organizations across the province.

The Health Services Foundation is raising funds for an ultrasound for the maternal child unit at the South Shore Regional Hospital.

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Media Contact:

Robyn McIsaac
Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation 902-424-4443 Cell: 902-440-1551 E-mail: