Light A Bulb campaign hits half-way mark

Of the $200,000 goal, $106,125 has been raised towards orthopaedic equipment

The Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation’s Light A Bulb campaign has raised more than half its $200,000 goal thanks to community donations.

“We are excited to have raised $106,125 this early in the campaign,” said Marg Bailey, campaign chairperson.

“However, we still have almost $100,000 to raise in a short amount of time, so every donation of any amount is important and very much appreciated.”

The campaign received a boost with a $50,000 donation from the Armstrong-Spallumcheen Health Care Auxiliary. The auxiliary raises funds through the Bargain Bin thrift store.

Light A Bulb is raising funds for orthopaedic equipment to increase the number of hip and knee surgeries at VJH.

Currently, there are more than 170 individuals waiting for hip surgery and more than 430 waiting for knee surgery.

To donate, go to vjhfoundation.org or call 250-558-1362.