The 23rd annual BC Children’s Hospital Miracle Weekend starts tomorrow with a broadcast on Global TV that will run straight through to Sunday night. This is one of the largest fundraising events of the year for the BC Children’s Hospital and even I was personally invited to take part.
Having a niece and four nephews, and having worked with the Children’s Hospital in the past on several campaigns, this is a cause close to my heart.
Facts about the Hospital:
… it received more than 196,0000 patient visits last year
… an average of 690 sick and injured children receive care every day
… there are more than 100 newly diagnosed cases of childhood cancer in BC each year
… more than 750 youngsters receive active treatment for cancer at the Hospital every year
… it is the only pediatric health centre and teaching hospital in BC
… it is the largest full-service child health centre in Canada
… more than 42,800 children come through the Emergency Room each year
… 67 per cent of patients seen every year at BC Childrenâ€™s Hospital come from areas outside the City of Vancouver
If you would like to support the BC Children’s Hospital this weekend you can add a Twibbon to your Twitter profile, add a add a Facebook badge to your profile, or share this donation page link any other way online. For a donation phone number, tune into Global BC anytime this weekend after 7:00pm tomorrow.