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Auxiliary shines with $30,000 gift for Starlite

(From left) Erica Phillips (Interior Health Interim Acute Area Director), Donna Grainger (EKFH Executive Director), President Mary Davies and Jacquie Perrault (2nd Vice President) of the Kimberley Health Care Auxiliary celebrate the gift of $30,000 for the Starlite Campaign. - Photo submitted
(From left) Erica Phillips (Interior Health Interim Acute Area Director), Donna Grainger (EKFH Executive Director), President Mary Davies and Jacquie Perrault (2nd Vice President) of the Kimberley Health Care Auxiliary celebrate the gift of $30,000 for the Starlite Campaign.
— image credit: Photo submitted

 

East Kootenay Foundation for Health recently announced that the 5th annual Starlite Campaign for Excellence in Health Care was taking a different glow this year.  The foundation and its star sponsor, East Kootenay Community Credit Union, decided to light all 17 stars from November thru to January 31 as a way of saying thanks to donors who supported the digital mammography campaign.

Since the initial launch of the Starlite Campaign and every year following that, members of the Kimberley Health Care Auxiliary have joined EKFH by stepping forward to light their own star as their way of thanking their customers who support the KHCA Thrift Shops located in Marysville and Kimberley.

“Thanks to the generosity of so many living in our community our Thrift Shops have been extremely successful this year.   We are so grateful for that support that our members decided to make two significant donations to health care this holiday season.  The first is a $12,000 gift for the Kimberley Special Care Home and the second a $30,000 gift to EKFH for its Starlite Campaign which is to be allocated to area of greatest need,” shares KHCA President Mary Davies.

Had the normal star illumination taken place, the Kimberley Health Care Auxiliary would have been responsible for six of the stars shining brightly into the night.   Over the time span of the Starlite Campaign the Kimberley Health Care Auxiliary has contributed over $55,000 in funding for equipment and patient comforts.

The KHCA Thrift Shops are open for holiday shopping with unique items and bargains galore.   The shops can be found at two locations 140 Howard Street in Kimberley or 617C 304th Street in Marysville.

The Kimberley Health Care Auxiliary and East Kootenay Foundation for Health—together their hearts are in it for health care.  To learn more about the mission of EKFH and its work with other auxiliaries and foundations please visit us at www.ekfh.ca.

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