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Dragon Boat Festival Donates Again

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Thank you to the Save On Foods Nanaimo Dragon Boat Festival for their generous $10,000 donation! The funds will go towards our campaign to build a new surgical suite for the Endoscopy Department at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. To date, they have donated over $525,000 to the Hospital Foundation. Incredible!

Photo: Janice Perrino, CEO, Hospital Foundation & Heiko Behn, Dragon Boat Festival

Care Packages for Families

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Thank you to Karen Langer for donating these lovely Christmas stockings for children in hospital, care packages for their families and a gift pack for the nurses! Thank you also to Monica at Starbucks at Country Club Centre for donating travel cups, coffee and cookies to go in them!

Photo: Karen Langer (sitting) and Sandra Hirota, Paediatrics, NRGH

Lakeside Residents’ Annual Gift

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Thank you to Lakeside Gardens Retirement Community for their generous $1,000 donation! The residents raised the funds through their annual craft show & rummage sale.
Photo: Daniela Cousin & Jill House, Lakeside; Janice Perrino, Hospital Foundation

Collective Creativity

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Thank you to the Nanoose Quilters for the beautiful quilt that will provide warmth and comfort to a patient! Each month the quilters are challenged to make one square within a set theme. The squares are then collected from the members and made into quilts which they donate to charities. Fabulous!
Photo: Andrea Vallis

1,000 Teddy Bears for NRGH!

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Thank you to Sands Funeral Chapel – Nanaimo for their generous donation of Teddy bears! They have committed to donating 1,000 throughout the year with the first 250 arriving just recently. They will provide much comfort to many children receiving medical care at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital.

Photo: Sarah Smith, Laura McKinnon & Wendy Douglas, Sands Funeral Chapel

Donation Inspired by Personal Connection

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Thank you to Cross & Company for their generous $2,500 donation! The funds will be used towards our campaign to build the new surgical suite for the Endoscopy Department at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. Jared Cross, owner of Cross & Company, has a very personal reason for making the gift. His father received a colonoscopy at NRGH during which polyps were found and removed before they could turn into cancer. The new surgical suite will reduce wait times so our loved ones, like Jared’s father, can get this potentially life saving procedure sooner and closer to home.

Photo: Janice Perrino, CEO, Hospital Foundation, Jared Cross & Kennedy Baker, Cross & Company

Rotary Daybreak Has Successful 50/50 Fundraiser

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Thank you to Rotary Club of Nanaimo Daybreak and Nanaimo Clippers Jr. A Hockey Club! The Rotary Club raised the $2,161.25 donation by selling 50/50 tickets at the Clippers games. The funds get us closer to our goal to raise the remaining $1 million needed to build the new surgical suite for the Endoscopy Department at NRGH.

Photo: C-Dog, Janice Perrino, CEO, Hospital Foundation & Graham Calder, Rotary Daybreak

Dragon Boaters Reach $50K in Lifetime Giving

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Thank you to Abreast of Life dragon boat team for their generous $5,500 donation. To date, they have donated over $50,000 for healthcare in our community!

Their latest gift will help build the new surgical suite for the Endoscopy Department at NRGH. The new suite will help reduce wait times for colonoscopies, a vital procedure that can save lives. Used for diagnosing serious illnesses such as colon cancer, the sooner our loved ones can get a colonoscopy, the sooner they diagnosis and treatment.

Photo: Janice Perrino, CEO, Hospital Foundation, Brenda Dutton, Patricia Boychuk, Bonnie Rowley, Karen Thompson, Lucie Gosselin, Rosemary Lysak, Susan Lanziner