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Fiscal festivities in Castlegar

Hospital Light-up ceremonies spiced up with hefty donation
Happy group poses for a sizable donation during annual Hospital Light-Up kickoff

Carol singers, baked treats and a jubilant throng were all on hand for the 2013 version of the important Hospital Light-Up Event at the Castlegar and District Community Health Centre on Friday, December 6.

Light-Up is a key time for fundraising efforts and a tremendous boost was given as the local hospital auxiliary expressed monetary support in the amount of $20,000 to the Castlegar Hospital Foundation.

The money has been specified to purchase  the V.A.C. Therapy System 101 which promotes wound healing. This money was raised through the Hospital Auxiliary Treasure Shop (thrift store). The cost of the  medical device is approximately $25,000.  The Foundation was able to raise a total of $22,400 on Light Up Day. The Foundation continues to accept donations to meet its goal in fundraising.

Thank you for your generosity in supporting the  Foundation’s efforts.

To date, the Auxiliary has donated donated $35,000 back to the community for health care which includes the $20,000. The funds were donated to: Community Harvest Food Bank, EEG Room at the Health Centre which is a Regional Service, a defibrillator for the Castlegar Curling Club (Seniors), Community Service – Seniors Program and bursaries and scholarships for students entering the medical field.