Exciting News for the Hospital Announced at the Crystal Ball Gala

December 4, 2009 at 9:57 am Leave a comment

Last night while guests of our annual Crystal Ball gala enjoyed live music and a delectable  dinner at held at the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver we found out that the Foundation’s Campaign for BC Children passed the halfway mark!

Campaign Chair, Don Lindsay was on hand at the Crystal Ball to announce two multi-million dollar gifts, one from a Vancouver philanthropist and the other from the Chinese-Canadian Community.

Mr. Lindsay, CEO of Teck Resources Limited, was quick to add that the estimated $600,000 revenue from the ball helped push the campaign total over $100 million.

“Campaign momentum is strong,” said Mr. Lindsay. “Thousands of British Columbians have made contributions to support the construction of a new BC Children’s Hospital and improved access to specialized pediatric care for children across the province. The recent gifts from Dr. Djavad Mowafaghian and the Chinese-Canadian community reflect the nature of support we’ve received – from concerned individuals and community groups.”

Dr. Mowafaghian who is BC Children’s Hospital’s single largest individual donor, built on his 2004 gift of $6-million with an additional $4-million gift to the Campaign for BC Children.

The Chinese-Canadian community in BC has supported the hospital for over two decades, and pledged $5 million to the campaign. Supporting the pledge, this community holds an annual gala dinner of their own, the For Children We Care gala, which will next be held May 8, 2010.

Want to help us reach our $200-million campaign goal? Help us spread the word. Watch this great Campaign video, and send it to your friends asking them for their support.


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