Earlier today the Saskatchewan Union of Nurses (SUN) made a donation of $10,000 towards the “Wounded Warriors Weekend” in recognition of the heroic sacrifices our troops and veterans have made to ensure our safety at home. SUN presented the donation at a press conference announcing the weekend held at the Royal Canadian Legion in Regina.
“As registered nurses, SUN members feel a great sense of connectivity to the men and women that serve our country abroad and have witnessed firsthand the struggles they face when they come home.” says SUN First Vice-President, Tracy Zambory. “We are privileged to be able to give back to these soldiers by helping them heal – mentally, emotionally and physically – and live their lives to the fullest upon their return as well as to be a part of honouring and thanking them for their service through this donation”
The “Wounded Warriors Weekend” will be hosted by the town of Nipawin on August 24, 25 and 26, 2012. The event will bring together 60 soldiers who were injured while serving in Afghanistan. Forty Canadians and another 20 from the United States will join together in fellowship as they spend three days golfing and fishing. “It’s about showing our troops and their families just how grateful we are for the sacrifices they make to ensure our protection and well-being at home” continues Zambory. “I encourage members of the community, businesses, and other trade unions to consider ways in which they too can support this worthy cause.”
SUN represents almost 9,000 Registered Nurses (RNs), Registered Psychiatric Nurses (RPNs), Registered Nurse(Nurse Practitioner)s (RN(NP)s) and graduates in the province.
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