June 13, 2010
St. Mary's Hospital
An old fashioned picnic at St. Mary's Hospital kicked off a $2 million fundraising campaign for expansion of the hospital.
The pledge to raise $2 million includes $1 million each from the Hospital Foundation and the Hospital Auxiliary. Today's fund raising launch got off to a great start with the campaign thermometer set to over $500,000.
$2 million is a lot of money, yes, but many remember the outstanding success of the Back the Cat Campaign in 2007 that raised over $3 million in about a years time for a CAT Scanner for the hospital so people didn't have to drive to Vancouver. The success caught everyone off guard and rallied the Sunshine Coast like never before.
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Today's picnic fund raising launch was preceded by a Ground Breaking on April 16th, 2010 and was attended by the Minister of Health, local officials and representatives of the Sunshine Coast RHD, St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation, St. Mary’s Hospital Auxiliary, the Sechelt Indian Band and many other members from the community.
The expansion project kick-off event included something for everyone, cake walks, story theatre, face paiting, displays, music and more.
Next up the Hospital Auxiliary and Foundation are having a fund raising raffle to meet their goal. Raffle prizes are $3 thousand for 1st, $1,000 for second and $500. for third.
Also watch for coin boxes at local merchants.
For more information about the St. Mary's Hospital Foundation visit their website at http://stmaryshospitalfoundation.com/
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