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For the week of April 13

The Keystone of Life Foundation recently donated $4,947.44 to Tapestry Foundation for Health Care in support of two new folding wheelchairs for patients in the physical rehabilitation unit at Holy Family Hospital. The new wheelchairs are lighter and easier for patients to maneuver, allowing them greater mobility and independence. The new wheelchairs replace 19-year-old chairs within the fleet at the hospital. •

Scotiabank renewed its long-time partnership with Tapestry Foundation for Health Care through a donation of $33,000 in support of Mount Saint Joseph Hospital and the foundation’s annual Scotiabank Feast of Fortune event. Since 2008, Scotiabank has been the title sponsor of Tapestry Foundation’s signature gala fundraiser, which celebrates Chinese New Year and supports Mount Saint Joseph Hospital. Over the past seven years, more than $2.3 million has been raised through the event to support purchases of high-tech medical equipment for various departments, helping to establish new clinical services and programs.

Spring Advertising donated $3,100 ($1,100 of that total was donated by the public) to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society. Spring unleashed several animal mascots as part of “Hugs for Hunger”: for every hug given, Spring donated $1 to the food bank. For every dollar donated, the food bank is able to purchase $3 worth of fresh fruit, vegetables and eggs.

Vancity donated $12,000 to Delta Community Living Society in support of an innovative new pilot project launched by the society. The Leading Employment and Achieving Possibilities (LEAP) pilot project has been designed to support young adults with developmental disabilities who are transitioning from school to work.

Sarah Chiu (associate director, major gifts, VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation); Zakaria Hmama (associate professor, UBC); Yossef Av-Gay (professor, UBC); Jim Irvine (chair, board of directors, TB Vets) and wife Noreen Tilley; Alyss Bourgeau (recreation therapist, TB Unit, VGH); Kandys Merola (executive director, TB Vets); Andrew Walsh (communication officer, TB Vets); Robin Crickmay (database coordinator, TB Vets); Lynn Paddon (patient services manager, respiratory sciences, VGH); Angela Chapman (senior VP, philanthropy, VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation)

TB Vets Charitable Foundation donated $105,000 to VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation to fund the role of a recreational therapist to help improve the health and quality of life of patients in the tuberculosis unit at Vancouver General Hospital. This donation demonstrates TB Vets’ ongoing commitment to supporting quality of care for everyone in B.C. affected by tuberculosis, bringing its total giving to VGH to more than $1.9 million.
Sarah Chiu (associate director, major gifts, VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation); Zakaria Hmama (associate professor, UBC); Yossef Av-Gay (professor, UBC); Jim Irvine (chair, board of directors, TB Vets) and wife Noreen Tilley; Alyss Bourgeau (recreation therapist, TB Unit, VGH); Kandys Merola (executive director, TB Vets); Andrew Walsh (communication officer, TB Vets); Robin Crickmay (database coordinator, TB Vets); Lynn Paddon (patient services manager, respiratory sciences, VGH); Angela Chapman (senior VP, philanthropy, VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation)


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