South Asian Community steps up to support BC’s children
The South Asian culture is a vibrant part of British Columbian life, and here at BC Children’s we understand well that they contribute much more than cultural diversity to our province. Since 2009 the community has been committed to raising much needed funds for BC’s children through the A Night of Miracles gala, the only South Asian community black-tie gala in BC.
This year the gala’s supporters have their sights set on completing the community’s $3-million pledge to support the construction of the ANOM Special Procedures Suites in the Teck Acute Care Centre, which will open in 2017 as the heart of the new BC Children’s Hospital.
In 2011 A Night of Miracles’ founding chair Robin Dhir, of Twin Brook Developments, and others pledged $3 million for the Campaign for BC Children. Through this pledge, A Night of Miracles supporters will see their support come to life through special procedures rooms such as cardiac surgery, including heart transplants; neurosurgery; orthopedic surgery; interventional radiology and cardiac catheterization.
In 2013, BC Children’s Hospital’s surgeons performed over 9,000 surgical procedures, including 1,165 orthopedic surgeries, 313 cardiac surgeries and 253 neurosurgeries. The Special Procedures Suites in the Teck Acute Care Centre will provide a better environment for our surgeons and their highly specialized teams, giving them the room and equipment they need to tackle the most complex and challenging surgical cases and deliver the best care to children.
The sixth annual A Night of Miracles gala will take place on November 8, 2014, at the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel, bringing together 400 guests to share an evening known for its exquisite menu, live and silent auctions, and live entertainment.
For more information on this incredible event, visit the gala’s web page.