Photo: David Frost with Black & McDonald looking at the Tree of Lights on top of the Polson Tower at Vernon Jubilee Hospital
More lights are being lit on the tree atop Vernon Jubilee Hospital.
That’s good news for the Jubilee Hospital Foundation which says after a slow start, donations to the Light A Bulb campaign have picked up.
$197,000 has come in so far, with a goal of $275,000.
The foundation says a number of donations were held up in the mail including $70,000 from the Armstrong Spallumcheen Healthcare Auxiliary.
“We are grateful for the ongoing support of the Armstrong Spallumcheen Healthcare Auxiliary. This group of dedicated, hardworking volunteers makes such a huge difference,” says Lisa Westermark, Executive Director, Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation. “Their $70,000 gift really helped bring us closer to reaching our fundraising target and our goal of helping people to get their surgeries more quickly.”
Other local organizations to contribute include: Corner Optical, PJ DeVries Construction, and Beta Sigma Phi Vernon.
“This campaign will provide VJH surgeons with the equipment needed to perform more surgeries, ultimately reducing wait times and improving patient outcomes so our loved ones can get on the road to recovery much sooner,” adds Westermark.
Each $35 tax deductible gift will light one bulb on the tree of lights; $500 will light an entire string. Every gift, great or small, brings us closer to raising $275,000 for critical equipment at VJH.
You can find out more at www.vjhfoundation.org