Nightingale Medical Donates to Food Bank

Although the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted our lives, health and the global economy over the past several months, Pacific Surgical, the parent company of Nightingale Medical, is very fortunate to be a part of the essential service industry and has been able to continue providing to hospitals and clinics. Our top priorities as always are to supply hospitals across the country with the products they need and continue to keep everyone on our team employed. Beyond that, we recognize our role during this difficult period and want to extend our appreciation for others who are doing important work during this time.

That is why Pacific Surgical, on behalf of Nightingale Medical, have made a donation of $20,000 to food banks in three communities where our offices are situated (Greater Vancouver Food Bank; Feed the Need in Oshawa/Durham; Moisson Montreal). Let’s continue to work together to support our communities as we proceed during this uncertain time.

 

Nightingale Medical Supports Cancer de Mama

Over the past several years,  Nightingale has been a supporter of Cancer de Mama Clinic by way of collecting new or gently used bras, prosthetic bras, breast forms and lymphedema sleeves dropped off by suppliers and individuals at each of our seven store locations.  

Cancer de Mama Clinic coordinates the distribution of these donations to breast cancer survivors in Mexico.  Over 600 women each year travel to Le Penita, from as far away as Guadalajara, Tepic and Puerto Vallarta, to be transformed over three days.

Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for many breast cancer survivors to lack the means to purchase new products that can help them return to feeling like themselves following a mastectomy procedure.  There are virtually no support groups, no Cancer Society, and in many cases, no information and precious resources to help women in Mexico deal with the physical and emotional damage of breast cancer.  Because of the good work being done by organizations such as Cancer de Mama, breast cancer survivors have hope for the future.  

Ongoing donations of new or gently used bras, prosthetic bras, breast forms and lympedema sleeves can be dropped off at any of our seven Nightingale Medical locations.  (May 2020 update:  due to Covid-19, collection of donations is temporarily suspended until further notice).