Tonight, BC Children’s Hospital Foundation announces that a record-breaking $21,611,898 was raised for BC Children’s Hospital during the 32nd annual Miracle Weekend, hosted by Global BC on June 1 and 2.
"Miracle Weekend is a powerful testament to the generosity of British Columbians and what we can achieve when we work together to support child health in the province," says Jeff Hanman, 2019 Miracle Weekend chair. "Thank you to all of the donors and to the many volunteers who made this tremendous fundraising event possible."
Miracle Weekend is the culmination of fundraising efforts throughout the year by hundreds of individual donors and groups, including corporations, schools and communities. Funds raised for Miracle Weekend include support from the weekend broadcast on Global BC, and annual signature events such as Jeans Day and RBC Race for the Kids. This year also marked the 31st year for the annual Chinese-Canadian Miracle Weekend, which was broadcast on May 31 and June 1 on Fairchild TV, Fairchild Radio and CHMB AM1320.
"For 32 years, Miracle Weekend has helped make possible huge strides in children's health care through the generous support of individuals, communities and corporate groups across BC." — Teri Nicholas
"For 32 years, Miracle Weekend has helped make possible huge strides in children's health care through the generous support of individuals, communities and corporate groups across BC. We are so grateful for their support." said Teri Nicholas, president and CEO of BC Children's Hospital Foundation. "But our work is not done. We are pursuing better treatments and cures to conquer childhood diseases, delivering care designed for the unique needs of kids, and striving to prevent illness and injury from happening in the first place. Thank you to everyone who is contributing to our vision of every child being healthy and able to fulfil their hopes and dreams."
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BC Children’s Hospital is the only hospital in the province devoted exclusively to the care of children. As one of the few pediatric medical centres in North America with a world-class acute care centre, research institute, mental health facility and soon, rehabilitation centre, all on a single campus, BC Children’s provides specialized care, innovative therapies and expertise for BC’s kids, including the sickest and most seriously injured. At BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, we have a vision that every child is healthy and able to fulfill their hopes and dreams. The generosity of donors fuels our ability to help conquer childhood diseases, prevent illness and injury, and prioritize the unique needs of kids in every aspect of their care. Please follow us at @bcchf or visit bcchf.ca for more information.