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Gala raises $23,700

Sandra Simao (left), Nicola Dent, Alora McGrandle and Amy Markin, of Junior Chamber International Vernon, present $23,700 to Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation vice-president Richard Finn. The money was raised at the fifth annual JCI Hospital Gala for the Building a Tower of Care Campaign, Phase II. - Lisa Vander Velde/Morning Star
Sandra Simao (left), Nicola Dent, Alora McGrandle and Amy Markin, of Junior Chamber International Vernon, present $23,700 to Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation vice-president Richard Finn. The money was raised at the fifth annual JCI Hospital Gala for the Building a Tower of Care Campaign, Phase II.
— image credit: Lisa Vander Velde/Morning Star

A gala celebration will enhance health care.

The fifth annual JCI Hospital Gala raised $23,700 for the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation’s Building a Tower of Care Campaign, Phase II.

“We are very thankful for the amazing community support we have received for the gala,” said Nicola Dent, gala co-chairperson.

“Without our many sponsors, committee members and volunteers this night just could not have happened.”

Co-chairperson Sandra Simao acknowledges the long-standing partnership between JCI and VJHF.

“Thank you to Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation for all of the support and confidence placed in us as a chapter over the years.  Our relationship is one that we sincerely cherish in this community,” she said.

Since 2002, JCI Vernon has raised $272,894 for the foundation.

“We appreciate the enthusiasm and dedication from JCI in supporting our hospital’s needs. The hard work they do each year for the foundation is to be applauded,” said Richard Finn, VJHF vice-president.

VJHF is currently raising $2.5 million to equip the sixth and seventh floors of the Polson Tower.

JCI Vernon is an organization for people between the ages of 19 and 40 who have a desire to better themselves and the community they live in. For more information, visit www.jcivernon.com.

 

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