Fort St. John Hospital Foundation Angels raise $137,000 at annual gala

The Fort St. John Hospital Foundation is celebrating a successful gala launch to this year’s Be An Angel campaign.

The Be An Angel Gala on Nov. 2 raised more than $137,000, putting it well on its way to reaching its goal of raising $250,000 this month to help fund the purchase of equipment for hospital facilities.

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Gala guests enjoyed music from Kevin Hicks, a live painting installation with artist Mary Parslow, and a live auction conducted by Kevin Busche. More than 46 packages were picked up for bidding in a silent auction.

The foundation awarded the 2019 Janet Taylor Award to the Arnie Isberg Memorial 1-Pitch Tournament Organizing Committee. The committee has raised more than $100,000 for the Cancer Diagnostic & Treatment Fund over the past eight years, the foundation said.

“Arnie enjoyed a wealth of family and friends who loved him. His humor, his generosity, and his compassion were just a few of the characteristics that made him special as he considered family above all else,” the foundation said in a release.

“This is a special event is where people come to support each other, share memories and bring a community together. The Tournament would not be what it is today without the commitment of Kerri Laurin, Michelle McArthur and the One Pitch Committee. This tournament is close to the hearts of so many people in the community as so many have been touched by cancer in some way.”

The hospital foundation is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.

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Be An Angel gala guests enjoyed a live painting installation with artist Mary Parslow, Nov. 2, 2019. - Fort St. John Hospital Foundation
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