Thank you British Columbians for raising a record-breaking $20,018,608 for BC Children’s Hospital during the 29th annual Miracle Weekend, hosted by Global BC on June 4-5.
Miracle Weekend is the culmination of fundraising efforts throughout the year by literally hundreds of diverse groups. Events include everything from school fundraisers to golf tournaments to in-store customer campaigns. The hospital receives support from employee groups in financial services, retail, mining, technology, professional associations, construction and real estate, hospitality and restaurants, and others, and members of Children’s Hospital’s employee family. Annual events, such as Jeans DayTM, Slo-Pitch, RBC Run for the Kids, and the 98.5 The OCEAN (Victoria) radiothon contributed to the total.
Donations to Miracle Weekend are used to support the purchase of life-saving equipment, research into the treatment, prevention and cure of childhood diseases, recruitment and educational programs for caregivers, and programs in communities throughout the province. Miracle Weekend events have raised $280 million for the hospital since the first Miracle Weekend was held in 1988.
Still time to take action:
Take a behind-the-scenes look at Miracle Weekend on June 4 and 5:
- Meet the Global BC personalities hosting Miracle Weekend;
- Learn more about our Youth Hosts who will be sharing their personal BC Children's Hospital stories;
- Read stories from patient families right across the province.
- Meet the caregivers, patient family members, and hospital supporters who are working the live phone bank.