“Despite challenge year, big-heartedness of North Okanagan residents remains”
Thanks to a tremendous outpouring of community support, Vernon can celebrate nearly a half of million dollars indonations. The annual VJH Foundation Light a Bulb fundraising goal was significantly surpassed, with over $441,500 raised during the 2021 holiday campaign.
“We are so thankful for the incredibly giving nature of our community members,” says Michael Kinghorn, VJH Foundation president and chair of the 2021 Light a Bulb Campaign. “Together we have had another challenging year of Covid-19, wildfires and floods to name but a few. However the big-heartedness of our North Okanagan residents remains as strong as ever. With their help we continue to support excellence in healthcare for North Okanagan residents.”
This astounding total will see the VJH respiratory department receive two new much-needed ventilators for the hospital, helping to give patients breath and preserve peoples lives. In addition, the medical device reprocessing team will acquire the test equipment needed to ensure this essential breathing equipment is in optimal working condition at all times.
“The new ventilators will help ensure that our hospital has state-of-the-art machines, enabling us to give the best patient care possible,” says therapist Jason Danbrook.