Richard Rolke (right)

Richard Rolke (right)

JCI gala benefits hospital

The sixth annual JCI Hospital Gala raised $22,920 for the Building a Tower of Care campaign

Health care locally has received a boost.

The sixth annual JCI Hospital Gala April 18 at the Best Western Vernon Lodge raised $22,920 for the Building a Tower of Care campaign at Vernon Jubilee Hospital.

“We are very thankful for the generous community support we receive from sponsors, volunteers and those who come out to celebrate with us to benefit the hospital and health care in the North Okanagan,” said Kelly Kedrosky, event co-chairperson.

“We would also like to acknowledge the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation for its continuous encouragement and assistance,” added co-chairperson Angel Schulz.

Since 2002, JCI Vernon has raised $295,814 for Vernon Jubilee Hospital.

“We appreciate the enthusiasm and dedication from JCI in supporting our hospital’s needs,” said Elise Allan, Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation president.

“The hard work they do each year for the foundation is always very much appreciated.”

JCI Vernon is an organization for young people between the ages of 19 and 40 who have a desire to better themselves and the communities they live in. For more information on JCI Vernon visit

The VJH Foundation is raising $2.5 million for the Building a Tower of Care campaign, which will help furnish and equip the sixth and seventh floors of the Polson Tower.

To contribute to the campaign, contact 250-558-1362 or donate at