Dr. Curtis Mohamed (left), Dr. Brian Chai, Dr. Hamish Hwang, nurse Lori Baker and Dr. Karl Langer hope the community supports the Light A Bulb campaign. (photo submitted)

Light A Bulb proves popular

The campaign has raised $67,990 so far towards a goal of $250,000 for VJH medical equipment

  • Dec. 1, 2017 11:00 a.m.

The Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation’s Light a Bulb campaign is off to a great start.

The campaign has raised $67,990 so far towards a goal of $250,000.

“We are very thankful to have the generous support of community-minded organizations, businesses and individuals who want the best possible health care for everyone in the North Okanagan,” said Dr. Curtis Mohamed, campaign chairperson.

Light a Bulb is raising funds for cancer screening, with a goal to replace the fleet of endoscopes in the ambulatory care unit. Surgeons use these specialized, flexible tubes with tiny, high definition cameras on the end.

The images from the camera are projected on a screen where the surgeon can see if there are any abnormalities. Many times, they can address problems right at that moment of discovery and take action to avoid any future issues for the patient – essentially curing cancer before it starts.

“Early detection means more treatment options and better outcomes,” said Mohamed.

“Screening helps find polyps that can be removed before they become cancerous.”

Last year, approximately 4,600 colonoscopy procedures were performed at VJH.

To make a donation online, visit vjhfoundation.org or mail your cheque to VJH Foundation, 2101-32nd St., Vernon, B.C., V1T 5L2.

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