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Your generosity will make a bigger impact, thanks to a $1.2 million match.

MRI at St. Mary's is within reach. This holiday season, St. Mary's is asking the community to help us reach our goal of $7.6 million. Your contributions will have an even bigger impact thanks to The Manfred and Penny Conrad Family Foundation. All donations up to $1.2 million will be matched.

By investing in diagnostic imaging, including MRI, your support will help to turn MRI and other imaging modalities into a reality for the hospital. Please give today so your investment can be matched and have an even bigger impact.


1.2 Million Dollar MRI Donation Match

Diagnostic imaging provides accurate information needed to determine your course of treatment and, ultimately, your health outcomes. It is an essential part of your care journey and should always be available at the hospital when you need it.

MRI is the gold standard of diagnostic imaging. However, of the three hospitals in the Waterloo Region, St. Mary's is the only one without MRI. The lack of onsite MRI requires the transfer of St. Mary’s patients to other hospitals, sometimes as far away as Toronto.

Community Benefits of MRI

State-of-the-art MRI at St. Mary's will help to provide swift diagnosis with reduced wait times throughout the region, eliminate patient travel, and act as a backup during machine downtime.

The absence of MRI technology at St. Mary's frequently causes undue stress for patients due to delayed testing, results, and treatment. St. Mary’s is the only full-service cardiac program in Ontario without an MRI onsite.

6.9 Million Dollars Raised to Date

Seven months ago, St. Mary’s launched a community-wide fundraising campaign – to bring the first ever MRI to the hospital. The community responded and St. Mary’s has received a resounding show of support with $6.9 million raised to date.

St. Mary’s is thrilled to share that, loyal supporters, The Manfred and Penny Conrad Family Foundation have made an inspiring $1.2 million match commitment to Diagnostic Imaging, with a focus on helping to fund the first ever MRI at the hospital.

Manfred Conrad Quote - Community Support

Please give today so your investment can be matched and have an even bigger impact. Together, your contribution will help increase access to vital diagnostic imaging to support the care of thousands of patients.

100% of new and replacement medical equipment at St. Mary's General Hospital is purchased with donated funds. Let's make sure the care of St. Mary's is here when you need it.


Would you prefer to donate offline? Download the donation slip, print it at home, and mail it back to us. Your donation will still be matched in support of diagnostic imaging, including MRI at St. Mary's General Hospital.