Thank you to our committee members for volunteering your time and expertise in helping raise funds for BC Children's Hospital.
Suky Cheema, Chair - BDO Canada LLP
Akash Sablok, Vice Chair - Sablok & Sablok, Notaries Public
Atish Ram - Atish Ram Media
Harmeet Gosal - Public Relations & Communications Strategist
Parm Ahuja-Robertson - R.Johnson Legal Recruitment
Selena Sandhu - Communications Strategist
Simone Grewal - Z95.3 FM
Introducing the South Asian Community's Chair, Suky Cheema.
Suky Cheema joined the South Asian Committee as Chair in 2013 and has actively contributed to the Foundation’s events and fundraising initiatives. Her professional career as partner, audit and assurance services at BDO Canada keeps her busy during business hours. However, away from the office, Suky spends her time with her husband Jay and two daughters, Alysha, 10, and Hanna, 7.
BC Children’s Hospital has a special place within her family as both children have used the facilities. Alysha used the hospital for a few procedures relating to her breathing. Hanna became very ill when she was four and spent time at the hospital. During Hanna’s stay it became apparent that children used the facilities before her arrival and will require the use of the facilities after she left.
When Suky and Jay were taking Hanna home after her stay in the hospital, they became very humble. The care their child needed could not have come from the parents no matter how hard they tried. Suky and her husband needed the help of the hospital, its staff and facilities to help Hanna get better. Because BC Children’s Hospital is a world class facility, they knew their daughter would receive the best care. As parents, Suky and Jay only wanted the best for their child.
Suky’s desire to give back, as well as her passion to help other children, inspired her to volunteer as the South Asian Committee Chair.
You can support BC Children's Hospital too by getting involved in our South Asian committee, fundraising for the telethon or participating in a number of available initiatives. For information please contact Tanya Linau, Philanthropy Officer, at 604-875-2345 ext.4643 or firstname.lastname@example.org.