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Paying it Forward: Nancy & Bill Martin

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Nancy and her husband, Bill have always enjoyed the simple lifestyle of a small town.  After living in King Township for many years, the couple decided to move North after retirement and settled on the shores of Georgian Bay in Victoria Harbour.

Like most families, the Martin family required the services of a local hospital on occasion over the years, and were always grateful for the care they received.  When they moved North, knowing that Georgian Bay General Hospital was nearby was important, especially as they would be without a family doctor for nearly two years.

Having a caring hospital nearby to our final home was paramount,” shares Nancy. “GBGH was so supportive and reassuring. Five years ago, Bill suffered a heart attack and we are forever grateful for the superb care he received at GBGH.”

Nancy & Bill learned about the GBGH Foundation Cornerstone Partners giving group in 2017, and both felt it was time for them to give back financially to help their hospital purchase needed equipment.

All our lives, hospitals like GBGH were there for us when we needed them,” says Nancy.  “It was time for us to pay it forward for all those young families coming along.”

In addition to their generous Cornerstone Partners commitment at the Platinum Giving Level, Nancy & Bill continue to support the GBGH Foundation through annual campaigns, like GivingTuesday Now, and have recently made a five-year pledge to help fund the most critical equipment needs.

“We appreciate understanding the direct needs of GBGH, and being part of a group who work together to benefit our hospital,” says Nancy.  “It is rewarding to see what dedicated people can achieve together, and we are proud to support our hospital in any way we can.”

To learn more about the Cornerstone Partners, please click here.  To find out how you can have a great impact on patient care at GBGH, please contact Nicole Kraftscik, Executive Director ( or 705-526-1300 ext. 5340).

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