The Richmond Hospital Foundation raised more than $380,000 during its 6th Annual Community Cares Day last Saturday (Sept. 28).
“We are truly grateful for the record support from the entire community for our Community Cares Day,” said Paul Oei, vice-chair of the foundation. “We continue to expand the reach of our event every year to raise awareness and much needed funds, and we surpassed all of our goals thanks to the outstanding contributions from volunteers and donors.”
This year, the event featured an exclusive two-hour national primetime special on Fairchild TV, segments on Talentvision TV, all-day radio broadcasts on Fairchild Radio and CHMB AM1320.
More than 100 foundation volunteers hosted booths at the hospital, four shopping malls (Aberdeen Centre, Richmond Centre, Ironwood Plaza and Lansdowne Centre) and waved signs at various outdoor locations.
“People know that health care touches everyone, and as a result, the community continues to rally in greater numbers to help Richmond Hospital,” said Oei.
“The donations received from our Community Cares Day will benefit our local medical teams, research and advanced technology at Richmond Hospital to help ensure we have the very best health care for our community.”
Co-chairs Chad Pederson and Jeffrey Chiu spearheaded this year’s event. For more than 25 years, the foundation has raised more than $40 million in support of quality health care in Richmond.
Contributions will be accepted until the end of October by calling 604-244-5252 or visiting www.richmondhospitalfoundation.com.
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