David Frost with Black and McDonald looking at the Tree of Lights on top of the Polson Tower at Vernon Jubilee Hospital. (Submitted photo)

Vernon Light A Bulb Campaign picks up momentum

They have raised $197,000 towards their $275,000 goal.

The 31st annual Light A Bulb Campaign got off to a slow start but things are picking up for the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation.

They have raised $197,000 towards their $275,000 goal.

This is due to a flood of donations that had been held up in the mail and a generous donation of $70,000 from the Armstrong Spallumcheen Healthcare Auxiliary.

“We are grateful for the ongoing support of the Armstrong Spallumcheen Healthcare Auxiliary. This group of dedicated, hardworking volunteers makes such a huge difference,” says Lisa Westermark, Executive Director, Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation. “Their $70,000 gift really helped bring us closer to reaching our fundraising target and our goal of helping people to get their surgeries more quickly.”

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Other local organizations who have contributed to the Light A Bulb Campaign include Corner Optical, PJ DeVries Construction, and Beta Sigma Phi Vernon. But there is still $78,000 left to go and the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation needs your help.

This campaign will provide VJH surgeons with the equipment needed to perform more surgeries, ultimately reducing wait times and improving patient outcomes so our loved ones can get on the road to recovery much sooner.

Help light the tree on top of the hospital. Each $35 tax-deductible gift will light one bulb on the tree of lights; $500 will light an entire string. Every gift, great or small, brings us closer to raising $275,000 for critical equipment at VJH.

You can donate online at www.vjhfoundation.org, by mail to VJH Foundation, 2101–32nd Street, Vernon BC V1T 5L2 or by calling 250-558-1362.

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