Angel campaign raises $192,755

The Fort St. John Hospital Foundation’s 23rd annual Be an Angel campaign has finally come to a close.

Thanks to continued support from the community, the campaign raised close to $193,000 in contributions from over 400 generous private, local business and corporate donors. While the “Be an Angel” campaign was unable to reach the $250,000 target last year, the Foundation is appreciative to all those who supported, and continue to support them through this past year.

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So much of the Foundations revenue comes from their signature and third party community fundraisers that were cancelled last year. We are grateful to Moose FM and all the donors that helped to boost the campaign as $90,255 in donations came in during the three-day live Rhyason Contracting’s 17th Annual Light a Moose Radio-thon on location from 6am-6pm in the Murray GM parking lot.

Although the Foundations signature “Be An Angel” Gala was also cancelled, the Foundations campaign still provided different opportunities for the community to support the Foundation during the month of November. Through the annual “Be An Angel” Mailout an amazing $97,000 was received through the mail in donations. Donors had the opportunity to return the paper angel ornament with their donation and dedicate it in memory or in honor of a loved one. These were displayed on the Celebrate a Life Christmas Tree in the Totem Mall.

The Foundation was able to auction the I Remember Quilt on their Facebook page raising $5,500 in memory of David Okarainec. The special quilt is on permanent display at the Fort St John Hospital and auctioned every year where a loved one’s name is embroidered onto the quilt.

Niki Hedges, the Foundation Executive Director shared, “Although we did not reach our target we are always so grateful that year after year the community of Fort St. John and residents in the area come forward to help provide much-needed medical equipment. No matter how big or small, every little bit helps and we look forward to what 2021 will bring,”

All money donated to the 2020 Angel Campaign will be directed to the Foundations Greatest Need Fund, which allows resources to be readily available to purchase medical equipment, reducing the time from need to fulfillment to provide and enhance patient and care and comfort. Together, with our community supporters we will continue to be strategic to maintain a positive impact in the community and area for patients who access the Fort St. John Hospital and Peace Villa for medical treatment and care.

For more information about ways to support the Hospital Foundation, contact Niki Hedges 250-261-7563.

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