This year’s Miracle Weekend was full of bright, sunny days with smiles and laughter. I believe my smile was one of the biggest when the record-breaking $18.8 million total was revealed. The hard work of all of our volunteers throughout the year, and the support of Global BC and viewers across British Columbia, helped push this number beyond what any of us expected.
What makes the $18.8 million even more impressive is that it is made up of donations from thousands of individuals and organizations from across the province. Contributing events include everything from school fundraisers and golf tournaments to Jeans Day™, which had participants from every corner of the province. You’ll see from our recognition list that Miracle Weekend truly is the culmination of fundraising efforts by hundreds of diverse corporate and community groups, which have diligently raised funds for the hospital all year round.
The donations made to Miracle Weekend have an impact on thousands of lives at BC Children’s Hospital. As donors and volunteers, we work hard to support the hospital because every child in BC and the Yukon deserves to have access to the very best in specialized care, and BC Children’s is the only place in the province where they can get that care.
The testimonials I heard from children, families and caregivers during the weekend reaffirmed what I already knew: that BC Children’s Hospital is the best place for critically ill and injured children. The gratitude on the families’ faces is our greatest motivation to continue doing what we do – to ensure the hospital remains an invaluable resource for our children and families.
Thank you to everyone who made this year a tremendous success. I look forward to leading the Miracle Weekend team again next year.
Allen Bordeleau, Save-On-Foods
Chair, 2015 BC Children’s Hospital Miracle Weekend
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