For the Townsman
On November 27 the roofline atop the East Kootenay Regional Hospital will welcome the annual lighting of stars as part of the 8th annual Starlite Campaign. The Starlite Campaign is the signature holiday event of East Kootenay Foundation for Health.
Donna Grainger, Executive Director for EKFH reports that the pre-holiday fundraising drive is having a remarkable impact already with a record breaking start of $54,526 in donations.
These donations are lighting seven large stars: (1) Billie’s Star (Eagles Nest RV Resort), (2) Eagles Nest RV Resort & Key City Old-Timers, (3) Anonymous Donation, (4 & 5) Margaret Delmont in memory of Ed Delamont, (6) Elk Valley Thrift Shop and (7) The Madsen Family in memory of Gerhardt Madsen; and seven small stars: (1 & 2) Anonymous donations, (3) Kimberley Dynamiters, (4, 5, 6 & 7) accumulated public donations to kick off the campaign.
This year’s campaign is raising funds for regional and community health programs with a fundraising goal to raise $150,000 to light 17 large stars ($5,000 per star) and 24 small stars ($2,500 per star). These programs are dedicated to helping those with arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, respiratory needs, and more or for those that may require help with chronic disease management, home nursing, in-home oxygen, wound, senior, pediatric and self-care programs. More often than not these programs have smaller equipment needs. However the impact those pieces of equipment and patient education tools can deliver through these programs can often help people who wouldn’t have had anywhere else to turn to for assistance.
We all know life can change in an instant; it is comforting to know that donations made to EKFH will have a direct impact on the care available right here at home.Your donation plays a crucial role in EKFH’s mission to provide funding for the East Kootenay Regional Hospital and other community facilities in complementing the health care needs of the region.
Making a donation and spreading the word about our activities and the work we do will go a long way towards making a difference for your health, your family, your our friends, your hospital and the health care facilities in your community. To make a gift to the Starlite Campaign visit www.ekfh.ca.