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Grind For Kids

Grind For Kids is a unique fundraising program that leverages the enthusiasm of thousands of people in the Lower Mainland who hike the Grouse Grind on a regular basis. Sign up as an individual or start a team, set your Grind goals, and ask friends, family and colleagues to pledge $1 or more for every Grind you do between now and the end of the season (typically in September). These efforts will help us reach our goal of raising $1 million for cardiology programs at BC Children’s Hospital.  Visit www.grindforkids.com for more information and to register.

Dairy Queen Miracle Treat Day

On Thursday, August 11 participating Dairy Queen locations across BC will hold their annual Miracle Treat Day. Every year, the folks at Dairy Queen devote their time to serve ever-popular Blizzard treats during DQ Miracle Treat day—all to help kids at BC Children’s Hospital. In 2015, Dairy Queen raised over $490,000 for the hospital.

Tim Hortons Smile Cookies

From September 12-19, visit your local Tim Hortons and purchase a Smile Cookie for $1. They’re delicious, cute as a button, and every purchase goes to a good cause. Proceeds from the sales of Smile Cookies from participating Lower Mainland locations support BC Children’s Hospital. It looks like the Smile Cookie craze has taken hold: Tim Hortons and its customers have raised more than $1.7 million for BC Children’s since 2002.

Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro

Summits of Hope gives participants the chance to experience the adventure of a lifetime while making a difference for BC’s kids. Climbers will next seek the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro Oct 8-23, 2016. No climbing experience is necessary! The Summits of Hope team helps you train for your trek and provides support as you raise funds for BC Children’s Hospital. Visit www.summitsofhope.com for details.

A Night of Miracles

A Night of Miracles is BC Children’s Hospital Foundation’s premier South Asian black-tie fundraising gala. This year the eighth annual event will take place on Saturday, November 5 at the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel. This memorable evening will include a cocktail reception, entertainment, live and silent auctions, and plenty of opportunities to meet and mingle with like-minded community members. A four-course gourmet dinner created by Vikram Vij and hotel chef Jesse Hochhausen will be served, accompanied by a selection of fine wines from Desert Hills Estate Winery.

Proceeds from the gala will support the purchase of a bronchoscopy system and telescopes, and a video laryngoscopy set for the hospital. These vital tools will ensure our surgeons and caregivers who treat children with lung, ear, nose and throat conditions can provide the best care possible. At the same time, the equipment will help reduce operating time, making surgeries safer for even our smallest patients. To reserve a table or for more information, please contact Gillian Wallis at 604-875-2597 or email gwallis@bcchf.ca.


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