Community

Arby’s supports EKFH Starlite Campaign

(from left) Sandra Juhasz, Brian Kress, Scott Cook & Kevin Juhasz (co-owners of Arby’s) present a $500 cheque to EKFH Chair Linda Berukoff in support of the Starlite Campaign, the Drew, Max & Jesse Shoot for the Star and the digital mammography fund - Photo submitted
(from left) Sandra Juhasz, Brian Kress, Scott Cook & Kevin Juhasz (co-owners of Arby’s) present a $500 cheque to EKFH Chair Linda Berukoff in support of the Starlite Campaign, the Drew, Max & Jesse Shoot for the Star and the digital mammography fund
— image credit: Photo submitted

 

Just over a year ago, Arby’s Restaurant of Cranbrook held its grand re-opening with a few members of the Kootenay ICE coming out to pour coffee and share autographs.

“At Arby’s we plan on every October 15 to have a customer appreciation day with proceeds going to a local charity.  My wife Sandra had mentioned that Drew, Max & Jesse of the ICE were trying to light a star for the foundation’s annual Starlite Campaign.   So us owners, Brian, Scott, Sandra and I decided to show our appreciation to help light that star and raise money for the hospital,” explains Kevin Juhasz, co-owner.

The recent two-day Arby’s fundraiser with proceeds from the sale of delicious regular roast beef sandwiches has the Arby’s owners making a $500 contribution to the player’s ‘Shoot for the Star’.  The gift also compliments the fundraising efforts of the East Kootenay Foundation for Health to bring a digital stereotactic mammography unit to the East Kootenay Regional Hospital.

“Paying it forward, saying thanks and remembering the goodness of others is what this story is all about.  The gratitude shown by Kevin and the Arby’s team to help light a star and bring in additional funds for the digital mammography fund is simply incredible,” shares Donna Grainger, EKFH Executive Director.

The Starlite Campaign for Excellence in Health Care will launch on November 24 with a goal to light 17 stars and raise $100,000 by the end of January 2012.  Donations to the Starlite Campaign are encouraged to be directed to the digital stereotactic mammography fund.

Help EKFH brighten the holiday season with stars atop the roofline at the regional hospital, to donate visit our secure websites:   www.ekfh.ca or www.aclearview.ca.

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Sunrise Rotary — working to eradicate polio around the world
 
Kootenay corporate community gets kids in the great outdoors
 
New SD5 superintendent greets staff, students of local schools
B.C. legislature to declare Terry Fox Day
 
Christmas tree fundraiser in Nelson
 
Slocan River Streamkeepers host pair of information sessions
Birds of Nakusp: Steller’s Jay
 
LAFF TRAX: Crazy hockey shootout attempt
 
Arts and crafts showcase throughout November

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Apr 3 edition online now. Browse the archives.