6th Annual Starlite Campaign Supporting Community Health Care Initiatives

Submitted by EKFH on 28-11-2013

Cranbrook, BC… One of the best parts of living in the East Kootenays is the lifestyle it offers. Many people are born and raised here and many more are choosing to move here to raise their families.

But we are also a small region compared to many other areas which presents a unique set of challenges. In some cases, people seeking certain health services may need to leave their communities to receive treatment. Some families must make hard decisions to relocate to ensure their loved ones have access to essential services.

These are just a few of the reasons why East Kootenay Foundation for Health’s Starlite Campaign exists; to help you find a way to help support your community’s own health care initiatives to improve and better address needs.

Dr. Lawrence C. Jewett, MD. FRCS(C), Medical Director for the East Kootenay Interior Health Region encourages people from their local community and the region to support the Starlite Campaign. “The donations gifted to the East Kootenay Foundation for Health helps fund health care facilities and programs in the region. This support is an integral part of the quality of care available to residents living here in the East Kootenay. Your donations are extremely important and beneficial for our hospitals, residential care homes and public health programs.

By supporting the Starlite Campaign you will help your community and regional health care:

• Work towards bringing new health care options to your region that you may previously have had to travel great distances for.
• Acquire new medical technology that makes treatments faster and more efficient.
• Increase patient comfort and quality of care in home and in hospital.
• Improve the standard of living, independence and enjoyment along with the quality of life for many seniors.
• Provide many new options to families and children that ensure a stable and clear future in your community.

Over the past 5 years your generous donations of over $404,000 to the Starlite Campaign has remained in the East Kootenays with over $385,000 from the campaign released to fund essential health care equipment and patient comforts in facilities throughout the region.

If you are interested in investing in the current and future health care needs of your community, please consider a donation towards the Starlite Campaign this holiday season. Donate at your local hospital or health care facility or on-line at www.ekfh.ca.

The official Starlite Campaign runs from 29 November 2013 to 31 January 2014 with a goal of lighting 17 stars with fundraising goal of $150,000. For more information on the campaign or about East Kootenay Foundation for Health contact Donna Grainger, Executive Director toll-free 1-877-489-6481 or phone: 250 489-6481.

East Kootenay Foundation for Health thanks you for your investment to your community, to the region and for your continued support its mission.